Category: Poetry


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A Memorial of Alice and Phoebe Cary

By: Ames, Mary Clemmer

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Hurd and Houghton: 1877

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 005215

351 pp. Small rip in green cloth in upper part of spine, light edge rubbing and fraying, especially on spine, and corners bumped, but overall, surprisingly fresh appearance to green cloth. Frontispiece portrait of Alice Cary protected by onion skin. Diagonal darkening of corners of first few pages, but main text very clean. One or two pencil marks in the poetry section. Gilt logo of Hurd and Houghton still bright on front cover. First half of the book is an admiring biog... View more info

Favorite Poems Selected from English and American Authors

By: Anonymous Editor

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas W Crowell & Co.: 1894

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 009155

336 pp. Textblock detached from flexible brown leather cover with chipping at spine's bottom. Front cover embossed with a floral design. Thin leather end papers torn. Textblock itself is still fairly sturdy. Mostly clean, a few underlinings. Endpaper dated 1926 in ink. Many popular poems from the 19th century by poets such as Thomas Gray, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edgar Allen Poe and Lord Byron. Size: 12mo -- 6.5 in Tall View more info

Time's Winged Chariot

By: Baldwin, Mary Newton

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Francestown, New Hampshire, Golden Quill Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 002451

80 pp. Slight tear in rear panel of dust jacket, otherwise fine. A collection of 66 poems by the founder of the Poetry Society of Vermont. Baldwin now makes her home in Ormond Beach, Florida. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The Dream Songs

By: Berryman, John

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, Farrar Straus & Giroux: 1969

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 007153

423 pp. Includes index of first line. Moderate wear, bumped corners. Comprises 77 Dream Songs and His Toy, His Dream, His Rest. Author's note includes information on the imaginary character Henry, who is addressed in many of the poems. Binding firm. Light soil and a bit of darkening of white wrappers, thumbed corners. Text is clean, no markings. Part of the Sunburst series. View more info

Emerald Coast Review -- Volume IX

By: Bowden, Jesse Earle and Hildreth, Margret T., Eds

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Pensacola, Florida, West Florida Literary Federation: 1999

Seller ID: 005163

232 pp. Slight crease on rear cover, light thumbing. No spine creasing, no markings, still close to new. A collection of poetry, short stories and essays from about 40 West Florida authors, most of them published. Includes a few photographs. Size: 8vo -- 9 in. Tall View more info

The Webs We Weave: Orange County Poetry Anthology

By: Brander, John and Yamada, Mitsuye

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Laguna Beach, California, Literary Arts Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Co-editor

Seller ID: 010354

136 pp. in stiff wraps. Very clean; one small red ink mark on top edge near spine. Signed and inscribed by poet and co-editor Mitsuye Yamada on p. 11. Editors describe the collection as the first effort to assemble an anthology of contemporary poetry by unknown writers in Orange County, California. Brander, in the introduction, acknowledges Orange County's inferiority complex about being a cultural desert. More than 80 writers are represented. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in View more info

I Am Not An Old Lady (Just a Little Girl with Wrinkles)

By: Bregnard, Edythe E.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Sun City, Arizona, Pisces Press: 1981

Edition: 2nd Printing.

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 003142

96 pp. Bottom edge bumped, damp stain on dj near top of spine. Large signature by author on front endpaper, two other gift inscriptions, one crossed out. . A collection of about 100 inspirational and humorous poems by an Arizona senior citizen reflecting lightly on everyday aspects of life. With numerous b&w drawings. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Dylan Thomas in America

By: Brinnin, John Malcolm

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Avon: 1966

Edition: First Paperback Edition.

Seller ID: 004612

295 pp., index, cover shows side profile of a stern Dylan Thomas with cigarette in mouth, pencil in hand, making a point. No spine creases, lightly used, light vertical crease in front cover. No markings. A fascinating chronicle of Thomas' tumultuous, booze-soaked tours of America in the 1950-53, ending with his early death. Brinnin was Thomas' agent and personal aide. Size: 12mo - 7 in Tall View more info

Walt Whitman: An American

By: Canby, Henry Seidel

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1943

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC).

Seller ID: 002568

381 pp., with bibliography, index. Photo of Whitman in frontispiece Some fading of red boards, endpapers darkened. Previous owner's name in ink on front endpaper. No markings in text. A personal biography of the poet and his inner life, with analysis of his auto-eroticism, his zest for life, and the impact of the Civil War on his writing. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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My Father Was a Toltec: And Selected Poems : 1973 1988

By: Castillo, Ana

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, W W Norton & Co Inc: 1995

Edition: First Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 009688

158 pp. Nearly new, tight, clean, slight wear on jacket. Collection of Castillo poems with an autobiographical introduction that relates her childhood in Chicago's inner city and her struggles to write poetry. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall View more info

One Hundred and One Famous Poems

By: Cook, Roy J., Ed.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Chicago, Cable Co.: 1929

Edition: Revised Edition.

Seller ID: 010319

186 pp., with some scuffed and rubbed spots on navy blue cloth, mostly on back board. Text clean. Tan endpapers with previous owner's name and address in ink on front pasted endpaper. Binding firm and gilt titling still fairly bright. A collection of mostly 19th century poems that once were widely read, even memorized, by American schoolchildren. Includes favorites by Longfellow, Wordsworth, James Whitcomb Riley, Shelley, William Cullen Bryant, Walt Whitman, Joyce Kilmer... View more info

Currents in Poetry

By: Corbin, Richard, Ed.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, MacMillan Co.: 1968

Seller ID: 001829

175 pp., Clean, firm, no markings. With glossary. A poetry appreciation textbook for secondary students with scores of well-known American and English poems. View more info

This Golden Summit

By: Crowell, Grace Noll

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Brothers: 1937

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010358

79 pp. Heavily rubbed on blue-gray cloth, especially on spine and edges and rear board. Lightly tanned. Copyright page states :First edition, D-M coding. A collection of short inspirational poems. Crowell's poetry appeared in several women's magazines in the 1920s and 30s, and she was poet laureate for Texas. No jacket. Size: 8v0 -- 7.75 in Call View more info

Him: A Play

By: Cummings, E.e.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Liveright Publishing Corp.: 1955

Edition: Later Printing.

Seller ID: 009892

145 pp. Former library book with stampings and book plate. Mylar protector over jacket. Text clean, binding still fairly strong and square. Modernistic art squiggles in gilt on front cover. Subtitled: An imaginary dialogue between an author and a public as imagined by e.e. cummings. Critic Edmund Wilson wrote: "He reveals an astonishing faculty for reproducing and caricaturing the way different sorts of people talk; his soap-box orator, his barker and his American la... View more info

English Poetry in Three Volumes -- Volume III From Tennyson to Whitman

By: Eliot, Charles W., Ed

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Danbury, Connecticut, Grolier Enterprises: 1985

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 0503003802

464 pp. Text bright and clean. Spine gilt intact, dent on upper spine. No markings. "Collector's Edition." Poetry selections include more than 10 poems each Tennyson, Bryant, Browning, Longfellow, Walt Whitman, et al. Part of the Harvard Classics series. View more info

The Scriptures of America

By: Escribano, Humilde

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Mount Vernon, NY, Baileson, Peter: 1953

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 010042

42 pp. on textured cream paper. Spine darkened. slight scuffing and faint dampness ripples on blue-gray boards. Gift inscription to Tippen Davidson, former publisher of the Daytona Beach News-Journal and music philanthropist. In several music-themed poems, an immigrant sings praises to his adopted homeland in America. Size: 4to - -11 in Tall Limited First Edition, One of 250 Copies. View more info

A New Geography of Poets

By: Field, Edward; Locklin, Gerald and Stetlin, Charles, Eds.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Fayetteville, Arkansas, Univ of Arkansas Pr: 1992

Edition: 2nd Printing.

Seller ID: 005612

324 pp. Light spine crease, front cover corners curled. Text clean and bright, binding firm. No markings. A sampling of contemporary poets grouped by region of the United States, with selections of their work that define the spirit or essence of their location. A sequel to the 1979, A Geography of Poets. Among poets represented are Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Carlos Reyes, Greg Kuzma, Howard Nemerov, Alan Ginsberg, James Purdy, Barbara Soretsky, Lyn Lifshin, Kathleen Norris, ... View more info

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Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickenson and Her Family's Feuds

By: Gordon, Lyndall

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, Viking (Penguin): 2010

Edition: First US Edition.

Seller ID: 010355

491 pp. Library discard, but lightly read and few stampings. Mylar protector. Binding strong. 16 pp. of b&w historical illustrations, plus others scrattered through the text. Nearly 90 pp. of reference notes, source list and index. An Oxford researcher explores the decades of fallout resulting from an affair between Emily's brother and someone else's wife at Amherst College. The feud shows Dickinson was not the total recluse that other biographers have depicted. Text is ... View more info

Elegy and Other Poems

By: Gray, Thomas

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, H.M. Caldwell Co.: 1901

Seller ID: 0503003866

70 pp. on heavy stock in sewn textblock in brown suede covers, with gilt titling and embossed "Aldus" coat of arms decoration. No markings. Half title page detached, laid in. Oval frontispiece, with tissue protector, shows a rural lakeside landscape with a church steeple and child in foreground. Deteriorated red ribbon marking laid in. Text still somewhat bright, only a few foxing marks. Suede is attached to satin-covered cardboard. Besides the title piece, the c... View more info

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The Man With Night Sweats

By: Gunn, Thom

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Noonday Press (Farrar Straus Giroux): 1993

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 007091

87 pp. Close to new, spine uncreased. Text clean. Bright and tight. An anthology of poems inspired by Gunn's friends who dealt with AIDS in San Francisco. Gray-green cover shows a Grim Reaper details from an old tombstone. A John Updike blurb: "Gunn moveds with a colloquial ease and a kind of epigrammatic grace through a variety of quatrains, coupleted monologues, Skeltonic variations and occasional free verse. The emotion is level in tone, imbued with a courtly sorr... View more info