Tate, James New York, 2001 New York: Ecco Press / HarperCollins, 2001. 1st edition, boards, with illustrated dust jacket (as issued). This long (pp. 175) collection of well over 100 poems by the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winning poet, James Tate. The title poem itself is worth the price of the book. A bright, fine copy.
Tate, James Amherst, 2002 Amherst: Verse Press, 2002. 1st edition, full black cloth, with illustrated dust jacket. This volume is Tate's "first collection of stories . . . short-shorts or sudden fiction" (from the jacket notes). A bright, fine copy.
Tate, James New York, 2004 New York: Ecco Press / HarperCollins, 2004. 1st edition, uncorrected proof, original illustrated paperwraps (as issued). A collection of over 100 poems, bound in the uncommon "uncorrected proof" format. Fine condition. Scarce, thus.
Frost, Robert. (Michael Teres, photographer.) Hunter College, 1962 Hunter College, 1962. Six original black and white glossy photographs (10 inches high X 8 inches wide) of Robert Frost, as he "received at Hunter College on November 8, 1962 the Edward MacDowell Medal for his 'Outstanding Contribution to Poetry'. These photographs were taken that evening by Michael Teres of the Community Relations Staff of Hunter College" (typed information slip laid in). Each photograph has the photographer's stamp on verso. Michael Teres (June 13, 1940) was 22 years old at the time, and has become a noted professional photographer and professor of photography at SUNY Geneseo. The six photographs are in fine condition, and are enclosed in a photo album. A scarce collection of Frost original photographs.
Perlman, John New Rochelle, 1975 New Rochelle: The Elizabeth Press, 1975. 1st edition, limited (1/250) simultaneous paperwraps. A review copy, with review slip laid in. Beautifully designed by Martino Mardersteig and printed from Times type on Magnani rag paper by Stamperia Valdonega in Verona. Light sunning to blue wraps, else fine.
Perlman, John New Rochelle, 1976 New Rochelle: The Elizabeth Press, 1976. 1st edition, limited (1/250) original paperwraps (as issued). Designed by Martino Mardersteig and printed using Bembo type on Magnani rag paper by Stamperia Valdonega in Verona. Fine condition.
Lauterbach, Ann Penguin Poets, 2001. 1st edition, uncorrected proof, original illustrated glossy paperwraps (as issued). An early "Advance Uncorrected Proofs" copy of this large (pp. 253) collection of Lauterbach's poetry. "A Penguin Poets Original." This title "brings together selections of each of her first five collections, as well as an exhilarating group of new poems" (from the rear cover notes). Fine, 'as new' condition.
Perillo, Lucia New York, 1999 New York: Random House, 1999. 1st edition, boards, with illustrated dust jacket. A collection of 53 poems, including the long (pp. 8) title poem. Strong jacket review by Billy Collins. Fine condition.
Matthews, William Boston, 1998 Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998. 1st edition, cloth spine, with printed dust jacket. This title "is the last word from one of the most pensive and delicious of all our poets, the book William Matthews completed shortly before his death, just after his fifty-fifth birthday, in November 1997" (from the jacket notes). A collection of 42 poems. Fine condition.
Monroe, Harriet. (Imogen Cunningham) Chicago, 1915 Chicago: Seymour, Daughaday and Company, 1915. 1st edition, Vol VI, No V, original printed paperwraps (as issued). The celebrated photographer, Imogen Cunningham's copy, with her ownership stamp to the free end page. Additionally, a ghost of her signature is visable on the front cover. The issue includes several poems by the magazine's editor, Harriet Monroe, as well as poems by many others. Of particular interest is a poem by William Rose Benet, who was handsomely photographed by Imogen Cunningham. Gentle wear to the covers, else a fine copy of this vintage issue.
Hall, Donald. (R. P. Hale, illustrator.) Ewert, 1997. 1st edition, limited ("artist's proof") signed, illustrated broadside. Calligraphy and illustration by artist R.P. Hale. The present copy is the "Artist's proof" copy, so noted on colophon in Hale's hand, and signed by Hale. (Not signed by Hall.) Issued in a total edition of 450 copies. Overall size: 12 inches high x 9 inches wide, and printed in two color ink. Bright and fine.
Kleinzahler, August New York, 1998 New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1998. 1st edition, boards, with illustrated dust jacket. "August Kleinzahler makes lyric sense of urban grit and neon" (Guy Davenport, from the jacket notes). A collection of thirty-four poems. A stunning author's photograph on the jacket flap by Star Black. Fine condition.
Dubie, Norman New York, 1989 New York: Norton, 1989. 1st edition, full cloth, with illustrated dust jacket. The author's fourteenth book. "Dubie's art of poetry . . . is vividly particular, and the sudden details in each poem trap us into his arresting visions" (from the jacket). A very bright copy in like jacket. Fine.
Kearney, Meg Washington DC, 2021 Washington DC: The Word Works, 2021. 1st edition, original illustrated paperwraps (as issued). Specially signed by Kearney on the title page. This title won the 2020 Washington Prize (in manuscript). "These surprising poems bring together the parallel but discreet worlds of human beings and birds . . . Kearney gives us a page-turner we want never to end" (Andrea Carter Brown, from the rear cover notes). A sequence of fifty-one poems presented in four sections, with a Preface by the author, and a section of Sources & Notes. Truly a prize winning book by this talented and gifted poet. Offered in 'as new' condition, specially signed, at the published price.
Frost, Robert. (David H. Rhinelander) 1962. Classic black & white photograph of Frost by David Rhinelander, signed and inscribed "Robert Frost / to the Corbins / in friendship" in blue fountain pen ink. The image was used on the dust jacket of IN THE CLEARING (Holt, 1962) and for the pencil drawing for the 10 cent postage stamp issued in 1974. On the verso "Credit photograph to: / David H. Rinelander" and "Please return to / Robert Frost / 35 Brewster St / Cambridge Mass" also in blue fountain pen ink. Given that Frost died in January 1963, the present copy is a very early print of the photograph. When taking into account the "Please return to" statement, it is also likely that Frost sent this copy elsewhere (for publicity purposes?) prior to inscribing it as a gift. Fine condition.
Spires, Elizabeth Cleveland, 1980 Cleveland: Bits Press/Case Western Reserve, 1980. 1st edition, original printed stiff paperwraps (as issued). Specially signed by Spires on the title page in black ink, and with a brief notation on a separate sheet laid in. Published as A Bits Chapbook in an edition limited to 1250 copies, this collection of eleven poems precedes her first book GLOBE (Wesleyan, 1981). Very little wear to this fine copy. Uncommon signed.
Spires, Elizabeth Middletown, 1981 Middletown: Wesleyan, 1981. 1st edition, full gray cloth, with illustrated dust jacket. Specially signed by Spires on the title page in black ink. The author's first trade publication, following a limited edition chapbook. The text includes twenty-nine poems in three sections. A fine copy in price-clipped jacket. Uncommon in cloth binding, and particularly so signed.
Gluck, Louise New York, 1968 New York: New American Library, 1968. Paperwraps. Fine. Paperwraps. 1st edition, long galley uncorrected proof, original wire staple bound, with custom archival box. The celebrated author's first book of poetry, presented here in the first issue uncorrected proof format. Laid in is a signed letter from Stanley Moss, on New American Review letterhead, requesting a review from fellow poet William Meredith. Gluck won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2020. The long galley uncorrected proof is housed in a bespoke archival box. Minimal wear to edges, else fine. Very scarce. Additional postage required.
Creeley, Robert, Diane di Prima, William Bronk, (and others) New York, 1992 New York: CUNY Graduate Center, 1992. Paperback. Paperback. 1st edition, Number 4 (Winter 1991/Spring 1992), original illustrated paperwraps (as issued). The text includes "Geographies: An Introduction" by the editors Cheryl Fish and Burt Kimmelman, as well as poems by over forty poets. Contributors include: Jerome Rothenberg, Tory Dent, and many others. Slight stain (coffee?) to front cover, else fine.
Ruggieri, Helen Olean, NY, 1981 Olean, NY: Uroboros Books/Allegany Mountain Press, 1981. Hardcover. Hardcover. 1st edition, limited, numbered and signed, black faux leather, with illustrated dust jacket. An early collection by Ruggieri, issued in a hardbound numbered edition. A collection of fifty-eight poems. Fine, 'as new' condition.
Levine, Philip New York, 1994 New York: Knopf, 1994. Hardcover. Hardcover. 1st edition, full brown cloth, with illustrated dust jacket. "Philip Levine's THE BREAD OF TIME is an amalgam of celebration and quest. It celebrates the poets who were his teachers -- particularly John Berryman and Yvor Winters..." (from the jacket notes). A fine copy in like jacket.
Norris, Leslie. (Susan MacCormick, illustrator) Aurora, 2007 Aurora: Wells College Press, 2007. Hardcover. Hardcover. 1st edition, limited (1/100), illustrated, fine textured green cloth (without dust jacket, as issued). A beautiful, fine press publication of this single poem by the late Welsh poet and short story writer. Set in Monotype Fournier, with title page lettering by Cheryl Jacobsen. "The artwork was painted by Susan MacCormick using oil on board, and printed by Booksmart Studio on Innova paper" (from the colophon). As the limitation suggests, the present title is scarce. Size: 10.5 inches high x 8 inches wide. Fine condition.