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Leviathan with a Hook
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Leviathan with a Hook

By Johnson, Kimberly

New York: Persea Books, 2002. 69 pp. Author's first book. Johnson's poems have appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including The New Yorker, Pequod, and The New England Review. She has received the Eisner Prize in Poetry, the Merton Prize for Poetry of the Sacred, and the Cook Prize. 'Come loose your dogs on me-- / I've slipped through the gate. / I impersonate dogwood, / lupine, hound's tongue, anything / blue and fragrant of petal.'--from ''The Dogs of Spring.''. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

Of the Knowledge of Good and Evil: Poems
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Of the Knowledge of Good and Evil: Poems

By Bradley, George

New York: Knopf, 1991. 64 pp. dj light crinkling at edges, tanning to edges of flaps, price sticker shadow in pastedown. Otherwise fine. 'When the Queen of Darkness heard his voice, / That mortal stranger, saw him lift the lyre / And watched the dull throng of dead rejoice / To hear him tell of earth and earth's desire, / Of pain, of longing, / she was not amused.'--from Noch Einmal, an Orpheus. [Once again, to Orpheus]. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good+/Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$6.00

The New York Quarterly; 1976, Number 18
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The New York Quarterly; 1976, Number 18

New York: New York Quarterly Poetry Review Foundation, 1976. 115 pp. Bumps to corners, darkening of wraps. Printed on Park Avenue Ivory paper by the Capital City Press, Montpelier, Vermont. Full-page photo of Snodgrass by Layle Silbert. Contents: Craft Interview with W. D. Snodgrass; William Meredith. Illustrated Wraps. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$25.97

Partisan Review 4; 1983 Volume L, Number 4
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Partisan Review 4; 1983 Volume L, Number 4

Boston: Partisan Review, 1983. 154 pp. 486-640. Writers in Exile: Politics and Ideology--Boris Schragin, Stanislaw Baranczak, Erazim Kohak, Leszek Kolakowski; Encounters with the West--Sergei Dovlatov, Yuz Aleshkovsky, Vladimir Voinovich, Andrei Siniaski. Fiction: Italo Calvino--Park Bench Vacation, Saturday of Sun, Sand, and Sleep. Articles: William Phillips--Four Portraits; Pico Iyer--The World According to Beattie; Marjorie Welish--Flesh and the Devil in Figure Painting; David Remnick--An Interview with Charles Wright; Dan Jacobson--On Migratory Workers; Morris Dickstein, Peter Brooks, Williams Phillips, Edith Kurzweil, Steven Marcus, Leon Weiseltier, Dennis Wrong--Intellectuals and Politics.. Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$21.00

Allerlei Heiteres in Franfurter Mundart

By Stoltze, Adolf

Frankfurt am Main`: Verlag Waldermar Kramer, 1982. pp. 128. Illustrated orange cloth. Very good, price sticker removed from ffep, top corner bumped. Otherwise fine. Six illustrations including a representation of a bronze relief of the poet by August Bischoff (1939). Humorous verse. 'Die Fankforter Sprach,' 'Kaiser Karl erfindt den Appelwei,' 'Die Patientin,' 'Die Ratt,' 'Adam-un-Evabrunne,' and others. . Zweite, Erweiterte Auflage. Cloth. Very Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$10.00

Partisan Review; 1971 Volume XXXVIII, Number 1
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Partisan Review; 1971 Volume XXXVIII, Number 1

Boston: Partisan Review, 1971. 127 pp. 9-127. Cover by Larry Rivers and Terry Southern. Articles: America II, cont.,--William Appleman Williams, Michael Harrington, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Circus at Varna--Norman Birnbaum. Poems: John Hollander, jerome Nathanson. Stories: Trotsky in Exile (A Play) by Peter Weiss; Spies I have Known by Doris Lessing. Arguments: The Politics of Terror by Martin Jay. Contemporary Nonsense. Books: Yeats by Harold Bloom: William H. Pritchard; Between Two Ages: America's Role in the Technetronic Era by Zbigniew Brzezinski: James Gilbert; Deliverence by James Dickey; The Bay of Noon by Shirley Hazzard; Cony-Catching by Kirby Farrell; 1968 by Richard Stern: Marcia Cavell. Audubon: A Vision by Robert Penn Warren; The George Washington Poems by Diane Wakoski; The Common Shore by Robert Kelly; Gunslinger Books I and II by Edward Dorn: Norman Martien.. Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.00

Contemporary Poetry in America

By Boyers, Robert (ed.)

New York: Schocken, 1975. pp. 370. Six portraits by Michael Dolen: Roethke, Lowell, Berryman, Rich, Nemerov, Ashberry. Poetry and Meaning--Nemerov; American Poetry Today--Rosenthal; An Interview with Stanley Kunitz; Robert Lowell's Middle Years--Pearson; On John Berryman--Bayley; On Randall Jarrell--Mazzaro; On Theodore Roethke--Kunitz; On John Ashberry--Bloom; On Sylvia Plath--Oates; On Adrienne Rich--Boyers; An interview with W. D. Snodgrass; On Charles Olson--Pops; On Beb Belitt-Landis; An Interview with Galway Kinnell; On W. S. Merwin--Lieberman; On James Wright--Molesworth; On Howard Nemerov--Kiehl; On James Dickey--Silverstein; The New Surrealism--Zweig; On A. R. Ammons--Waggoner; On Alan Dugan--Boyers; On Elizabeth Bishop--Gordon; On David Wagoner--Pinsker. . Second Printing. Trade Paperback. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.50

Without Saying: New Poems
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Without Saying: New Poems

By Howard, Richard

New York: Turtle Point Press, 2008. 108 pp. Near Fine. First edition. A hint of a bump to one corner. Contents: Only Different; Pederasty; To Constantine Cavafy; The Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus by Castor and Pollux; Mind Under Matter; Ediya: an interview; Family Secrets; Exposures: I. Taken for a Ride; II. Concerning an Invasion of Privacy.. First Edition. Wraps. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$24.99

Contemporary British Poetry - An Anthology, TriQuarterly 21

Chicago: Northwestern University, 1971. pp. 338. Like new but for two nearly invisible bumps to wraps. This issue was 'not for sale outside the continental United States.' Includes D. M. Thomas, David Jones, Anselm Hollo, Hugh MacDiarmid, Ken Smith, Basil Bunting, Peter Whigham, Charles Tomlinson, Lee Harwood, Ted Hughes, John Daniel, Christopher Middleton John Montague, George MacBeth, Harry Guest, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Nathaniel Tarn, Gael Turnbull, TomRaworth, Roy Fisher, Matthew Mead, Christopher Logue, Gavin Bantock. All poetry but for the foreword by John Matthias and the introduction by Peter Jay.. First Edition. Trade Paperback. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.00

The New York Quarterly; 1978, Number 20
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The New York Quarterly; 1978, Number 20

New York: New York Quarterly Poetry Review Foundation, 1978. 116 pp. Bumps to corners, darkening of wraps, light damp stain affecting pages, as seen in photo. Printed on Olde Style by Edwards Brothers, Ann Arbor. Photographs of Richard Eberhart by William Packard. Full-page photo of Richard Eberhart by Layle Silbert. Craft Interview with Richard Eberhart; Vignettes; Charles Bukowski--Hello Wm. Packard; Love; Leo Connellan--Lament for the Jews at Munich; Eli Siegel--Hymn to Unlikeness, Using Waller; Jess Stuart--My Health Is Better in November; Jackson Mac Low--93rd Ode to Iris; 114th Ode to Iris; William Mundell--Talk with Will Tobey; Allen Planz--The Long Island Expressway; Helen Adam--Silver and Gold; A. R. Ammons--Sight Unseen; Judson Jerome--The Pervert; Donald Lev--The Microcosm; Erica Jong--Self-Portrait; Ronald Hobbs--When All the Emblems; Ruth Herschberger--Would You Rather Have a Rabbit; Stephen Stepanchev--Dancing; Sam Toperoff--Eight, Nine, Ten; Sister Pam Smith--Salmo #2; Jane Snyder--You Wear Your Sadness; Madeline Bass--Rumor; Gary Ligi--Arnold Stang Gets Pissed; Diana Vance--The River Merchant; Carol Purdy--This Poem; Rita Valentino--Go Ahead Laugh All You Want; William Packard--Sestina; Herbert Waxman--Empty Threat; Tamara Watson--Fable; William Baer, Jr.--Wheeling, West Virginia; Betsy Adams--The Bolus: 1; Dennis Bernstein--Getting Tough; Stephen Kirkpatrick--Downward Mobility; Jean Balderston--Section V., No. 17; Diane Raintree--When I Come Back; Patrick Bizzaro--Stillness; Terry Brown--Shame; Joseph Bruchac--Results; John Bennett--The Hare Krishna Boys; Christopher Gilbert--Blacks Have a Short Fuse; Is The Hunter's Dilemma; Pamela Oberon Davis--Aztec Idyll; Harold Witt--Evening; Frank Decker--San Francisco; Jane Flanders--Correction; Phyllis Capello--Wedding Ceremony; John Farrell--Glass; William Ramsey--Craft Interview; NYQ Listing of Poetry Magazines.. Illustrated Wraps. Fair. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.97

Archaic Figure
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Archaic Figure

By Clampitt, Amy

New York: Knopf, 1987. 113 pp. Light wear. 'we drop everything to listen as a / hermit thrush distills its fragmentary, / hesitant, in the end / unbroken music. From what source (beyond us, or / the wells within?) such links perceived arrive-- / diminished sequences so uninsistingly / not even human . . .'--from 'A Hermit Thrush.' . Illustrated Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.00

Agni 44; Number Forty-Four

Boston: Boston University, 1996. 254 pp.; a-j; contributor's notes; Ads. Contains Poetry, Fiction, Essays, Reviews, Documents. Poetry by Chinua Achebe, Hayden Carruth, Jane Hirschfield, Alvaro Mutis, Oksana Zabuzhko, James Laughlin, Robert Bly, Marvin Bell, Linda Bamber, Andrew LaBonte, Joshua Weiner, Sue Standing, Joyce Carl Oates, Muar Alsadir, Mark Halliday, Sugawara Katsumi, Claire Malroux, Marilyn Hacker, Dzvinia Orlowsky, and others. Fiction by Jill McCorkle, Michael Franco, Peter Ho Davies. Essays by Wulf D. Rehder, Khaled Mattawa, Joseph Bruchac, Jerzy Jarniewicz, and others. Reviews by Thom Gunn, Kathy Fagan, and others. Documents by Rosanna Warren and Stuart Dischell.. Trade Paperback. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.00

Das Marienleben
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Das Marienleben

By Rilke, Rainer Maria

Leipzig: Insel Verlag, 1912. 26 pp. + Inhalt + adv. Spine completely missing, beautiful paper-covered boards showing soiling and rubbing, ffep 4-inch rip at spine, repairable. Bookseller's sticker of Franz Leo & Comp, Vienna, on verso of ffep. Lovely p.o. inscription in German on 2nd free endpaper, dated 1916. A thirteen poem cycle set to music by Paul Hindemith in 1923. . Later Printing. Paper-covered Boards. Fair. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$26.00

Louise Bogan: A Portrait
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Louise Bogan: A Portrait

By Frank, Elizabeth

New York: Knopf, 1985. 460 pp. Almost no wear to book and dj. and no significant faults. P.O. signature (copy editor and professor). || Reviews from Vogue and The New Yorker and Knopf's Pulitzer announcement, presumably from the New York Times, included. ||'By temperment she was not a euphoric character and in her life she had much to endure. What, aside from their technical excellence, is most impressive about her poems is the unflinching courage with which she faced her problems, her determination never to surrender to self-pity, but to wrest beauty and joy out of dark places . . . It was a privilege to have known her.'--Auden. ||'The poetry is there, too, and Frank's sensitive exegesis should prove a joy to admirers of Bogan's work. . . . But there is something more. Louise Bogan: A Portrait is a moving and intelligent tribute--it should chasten those of us whose heroes have gone down in flames rather than clinging, unsullied, to standards.--Tracy Young. ||Over thirty photos on 16 pages including protraits of W. H. Auden, Theodore Roethke, William Maxwell, John Hall Wheelock, Edmund Wilson, and May Sarton.. First Edition. Quarter Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$22.00

Sphere of Silence Broken
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Sphere of Silence Broken

By Wolkonsky, Lana

Lana Wolkonsky, 1996. 70 pp. Light rubbing to the black dj. 'Oh brave New York in your / Intoxicable Splendor I profess / My faith to match your steely will . . .'. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.00

The Earle J. Bernheimer Collection of First Editions of American Authors: Including His Remarkable Collection of the Writings of Robert Frost
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The Earle J. Bernheimer Collection of First Editions of American Authors: Including His Remarkable Collection of the Writings of Robert Frost

New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, 1950. 80 pp. 404 lots. Edges of wraps with wear and soiling, a light stain to fore edge, else fine. Lots 64 to 293 are devoted to Robert Frost. Reproduced herein: Inscription by Robert Frost in the unique copy of his first book; Inscription of L. Frank Baum, Chicago 1900, autograph copy of the poem, The Pasture, signed Robert Frost; and more. Other lots include Eugene Field, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and James Whitcomb Riley. . Wraps. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$25.97

The New York Quarterly; 1975, Number 17
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The New York Quarterly; 1975, Number 17

New York: New York Quarterly Poetry Review Foundation, 1975. 115 pp. Bumps to corners, darkening of wraps. Printed on Park Avenue Ivory paper by the Capital City Press, Montpelier, Vermont. Full-page photos of Wakowski and others by Layle Silbert. Contents: Craft Interview with Diane Wakoski; John Hall Wheelock--Address to Existence; Josephine Jacobsen--Fountain of Arethusa; William Meredith--Squire Hazard Walks; Kay Boyle--Poem for Students of Greece; Richard Hugo--Relief ; A. R. Ammons--Imperialist; Erica Jong--Sunjuice; David Galler--Full Circle; James Lewisohn--For My Wife; Jackson MacLow--Three Odes to Iris; Marc Tretin--Case Number 876411; Eli Siegel--Other Poems; Anne Marx--In Meiner Kammer; Joan Shapiro--Ripeness; Jesse Stuart--Under the August Wind; John Marberry--Elegy for Jean Garrigue; Charles Bukowski--I Have Taken the Place; Diana Chang--An Appearance of Being Chinese; Dorsha Hayes--Some Midnight; Diane Levenberg--The Crippler; Tony Towle--From Góngora; Norman Rosten--The Split Bicycle; Lewis Turco--The Menu of Melancholy; Anna Adams--Ballad; George Behrman--Tarako-cha; Will Inman--Tread Sacred Desert; Joel Lawrence--Brown Boy; Diane Raintree--We Are in the Woods; Walter James Miller--Street Scene; Vassar Miller--December Afternoon; Jean Balderston--Anne Steele; David Shapiro--The More Than Slow; Charles Haseloff--Rilke: Sonnet 24; Douglas Lawder--Final Examination; Photographs of Poets; The Poet as Editor: Thomas Lask by John Briggs.. Illustrated Wraps. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.97

A. O. Barnabooth: His Diary
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A. O. Barnabooth: His Diary

By Larbaud, Valery 1881-1957

London: Quartet Books Ltd., 1991. pp. 318. New with slight, if any, wear. Originally translated from the French by Gilbert Cannan in 1924. Introduction by Alan Jenkins. Originally published by Gllimard in 1913 as A. O. Barnabooth, ses oeuvres completes. 'Lend me your deafening racket, your smooth-running speed, / Your nocturnal snaking through Europe and its lights, / O luxury sleeper! and the agonizing music / That plays along your corridors of gilded hide / While behind the lacquered doors, the bright, brass-heavy latches / The millionaires are sleeping soundly.' 'Valery Larbuad was a rich trabeller and scholar. It was with little difficulty that he projected himself into the character of A. O. Barnabooth, the young South American millionaire whose Complete Works comprise poems, a brief tale reminiscent of Voltaire, and this diary, full of the characteristically light-hearted entries of a dilettante. Althought superficially entertaining, the book is also a sensitive exploration of the search for true identity. At every turn, Barnabooth's attempts to go against his moneyed grain misfire, thereby revealing the tragicomedy of character and fate. This edition also includes a number of poems by Larbaud alias Barnbooth, translated here by Alan Jenkins, himself a poet.'. Reprint in One volume of first American. Trade Paperback. Very Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.50

Drowned Lands
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Drowned Lands

By Kane, Paul

Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 2000. 74 pp. A small black mark on the dj, visible in picture. The James Dickey Contemporary Poetry Series, edited by Richard Howard. 'Paul Kane was born in the village of Cobbleskill, in upstate New York. He received degress from Yale University and the University of Melbourne, Australia, where he was a Fulbright scholar. Kane has published a previous collection of poems, The Farther Shore; an edition of Emerson's collected poems; an anthology of nineteenth-century American poetry; a critical study of Australian poetry; and in collaboration with the photographer William Clift, A Hudson Landscape.' Contents: A note on Paul Kane by Richard Howard; I: TIME WAS: The Mood of Glass; Cross Lots; Acceptance; An Old Flame in Savonarola's Cell; Framing; By the Hudson; Just after the Holidays; Shadows; The Cipher; A Bouquet for Eilzabeth; Driving East; Cats at the Protestant Cemetary; Epicurean; Mona; Intimations; Prelude; Under the Summer Canopy; Time Was; II: DROWNED LANDS: Drowned Lands; At Witter Bynner's House; Wissenschaftslehre; Burning the Flag; War Crimes; After Martial; Incident in the Barnyard; Letter of the Prophet Mohammed; Eurydice; Frost, at Midnight; Mere Islands; Flight from the Present; Red Death; Clasp; Variations on a Stanza by Longfellow; III: UNDER THE IRON RAINBOW: Outback before Dawn; In the Penal Colony; On the Murray; Kakadu Memory; Under the Iron Rainbow; Concedo Nulli; At the Terminus; Disciples Asleep at Gethsemane; Iconoclastics; Preaching the Cross; Q & A; The Repentant Magdalene; Lines Left at Shiprock. 'Feathers smoothed, his unctuous regret / is more distasteful yet, the sincere clucks / of self-delusion, chicken to the egg hypocrisy.'--from "Incident in the Barnyard.' . Cloth. Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.00

Poetry from Pakistan : An Anthology (Jubilee Ser.)

By Pakistani Poets

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 1998. Jacket has minor soiliing and rubbing, Red Cloth of biding has 1 inch bubble, perhaps a manufacturing defect. Pages clean, tight and bright. Poets: Abbas Husain, Athar Tahir, Farida Faizullah, Ghulam Farduddin Riaz, Gulzar Bano, Mansoor Y. Sheikh, Masood Amjad Ali, Moeen Faruqi, Mona Hassan, Nishat Wasim, Perveen Pasha, Shahbano Bilgrami, Shahryar Rashed, Sheryar Singha, Soofia Ishaque, Zeba Hasan Hafeez. 'A rose does not smell,/as it once did, of love;'-Mona Hasan. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$23.00

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