Used Books: December 19, 2016

Greetings!

Yes, it’s only been a couple of weeks since our last used books post, but year’s end nears (shockingly close), and a veritable bevy of potential poetry presents may be just what you need, either as respite from the season’s scramble or as the solution to it. Happy holiday hunting!

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Men in the Off Hours by Anne Carson ($15 hc, 1st, Knopf, 2000)

Duppy Conqueror: New & Selected Poems by Kwame Dawes ($7.50 pb, Copper Canyon, 2013)

A Coney Island of the Mind by Lawrence Ferlinghetti ($125 hc, in yellow slipcase w/pasted photo, signed 2nd printing, very good condition, New Directions, 1958)

October by Louise Glück ($5.50 chap, Sarabande, 2004)

The Cure by Sarah Gorham ($5.50 pb, Four Way, 2003)

Capitalism by Campbell McGrath ($45 hc, signed 1st, near fine, Wesleyan, 1990)

Florida Poems by Campbell McGrath ($12.50 hc, signed 1st, Ecco, 2002)

Pax Atomica by Campbell McGrath ($12.50 hc, signed 1st, Ecco, 2004, two copies available)

Road Atlas by Campbell McGrath ($12.50 hc, signed 1st, Ecco, 1999)

Eyeshot by Heather McHugh ($12.50 hc, signed 1st, Wesleyan, 2003, two copies available)

Hinge & Sign: Poems, 1968–1993 by Heather McHugh ($10 pb, signed, Wesleyan, 1994)

Upgraded to Serious by Heather McHugh ($15 hc, signed 1st, Copper Canyon, 2009)

The Inner Room by James Merrill ($15 hc, review copy, w/publisher request slip laid in, Knopf, 1988)

Mirabell: Books of Number by James Merrill ($12.50 hc, 1st, Atheneum, 1978)

Mirabell: Books of Number by James Merrill ($15 hc, 1st/review copy w/publisher request slip & two-page marketing copy laid in, Atheneum, 1978)

Mirabell: Books of Number by James Merrill ($45 hc, inscribed & dated 1st, very good condition, Atheneum, 1978)

The Yellow Pages by James Merrill ($12.50 pb, Temple Bar, 1974)

The Ends of the Earth: Essays by W. S. Merwin ($30 hc, signed 1st, Shoemaker & Hoard, 2004)

Thunderbird by Jane Miller ($4.50 pb, Copper Canyon, 2013)

Conversations with Czeslaw Milosz by Ewa Czarnecka and Aleksander Fiut, translated by Richard Lourie ($5.50 hc, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987)

Provinces: Poems 1987–1991 by Czeslaw Milosz ($10.50 hc, 1st, Ecco, 1991)

Second Space by Czeslaw Milosz ($7.50 hc, 1st, Ecco, 2004)

A Treatise on Poetry by Czeslaw Milosz ($12.50 hc, 1st, Ecco, 2001)

A Year of the Hunter by Czeslaw Milosz ($27.50 pb, signed 1st, Noonday/FSG, 1995)

Themes on a Variation by Edwin Morgan ($22.50 pb, inscribed 1st, Carcanet, 1988)

Factory of Tears by Valzhyna Mort, translated from Belarusian by the author & Elizabeth Oehlkers Wright & Franz Wright ($8.50 pb, signed, Copper Canyon, 2008)

Come with Me: Poems for a Journey by Naomi Shihab Nye, with images by Dan Yaccarino ($6.50 hc, Greenwillow, 2000)

Hidden Extras by Dennis O’Driscoll ($15 pb, signed 1st, Anvil, 1987)

Satan Says by Sharon Olds ($85 pb, 1st, signed & illustrated on title page, David Wagoner’s copy, some rubbing to wraps [white specks show through], very slight sunning to spine [still clear & legible], Pittsburgh, 1980)

The Leaf and the Cloud: A Poem by Mary Oliver ($50 hc, signed 1st, Da Capo, 2000)

Handwriting by Michael Ondaatje ($18.50 hc, signed 1st US, Knopf, 1999)

Secular Love by Michael Ondaatje ($20 pb, signed 1st US, Norton, 1985)

The Road to Inver: Translations, Versions, Imitations 1975–2003 by Tom Paulin ($20 hc, signed 1st, Faber, 2004)

The Men Pomes by Gerry Potter ($7.50 pb, inscribed 1st, Flapjack, 2011)

True Love by Belle Randall ($20 deluxe hc, #25 of 30 copies, signed by Randall and printer Paul Hunter, Wood Works, 2003)

Fox: Poems 1998–2000 by Adrienne Rich ($12.50 hc, 1st, Norton, 2001)

The School Among the Ruins: Poems 2000–2004 by Adrienne Rich ($12.50 hc, 1st, Norton, 2004)

The School Among the Ruins: Poems 2000–2004 by Adrienne Rich ($20 hc, signed 1st, Norton, 2004)

Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law: Poems, 19541962 by Adrienne Rich: ($85 hc, signed 1st, small tear to dust jacket at top of spine & price clipped, else very good, Harper & Row, 1962)

What Is Found There: Notebooks on Poetry and Politics by Adrienne Rich ($20 hc, signed 1st, Norton, 1993)

Your Native Land, Your Life by Adrienne Rich ($5.50 pb, Norton, 1986)

The Glass House: The Life of Theodore Roethke by Allan Seager ($17.50 hc, 1st, McGraw-Hill, 1968)

Straw for the Fire: From the Notebooks of Theodore Roethke 1943–63 selected and arranged by David Wagoner ($11.50 hc, 1st edition [after a ltd. ed. of 250 copies], Doubleday, 1972)

Assembling the Shepherd by Tessa Rumsey ($6.50 pb, signed, University of Georgia, 1999)

The Mystery of the Lost Shoes by Vern Rutsala ($10 chap, Lynx House, 1984)

The Best of It: New and Selected Poems by Kay Ryan ($12.50 hc, 1st, Grove, 2010)

Selected Art Writings by James Schuyler, edited by Simon Pettet ($6.50 pb, Black Sparrow, 1998)

Austerities by Charles Simic ($30 hc, signed 1st, Atheneum, 1982)

Jackstraws by Charles Simic ($27.50 hc, signed 1st, Harcourt Brace & Co., 1999)

Axe Handles by Gary Snyder ($5.50 pb, North Point, 1983)

Selected Poems 19581980 by Gilbert Sorrentino ($75 hc, signed 1st/review copy, w/publisher request slip laid in, very good condition, Black Sparrow, 1981)

The Man Died: Prison Notes of Wole Soyinka ($45 hc, signed 1st US, Harper & Row, 1972)

The Auroras of Autumn by Wallace Stevens ($75 hc, 1st, previous owner to ffep, discoloration along interior of binding, spine darkened, some small tears/chipping to dust jacket, good+ condition, Knopf, 1950)

The Auroras of Autumn by Wallace Stevens ($90 hc, 1st, half-inch tear to front top of dust jacket & spine darkened, very good condition, Knopf, 1950)

Wallace Stevens: The Intensest Rendezvous by Barbara M. Fisher, with a foreword by Angus Fisher ($7.50 hc, University Press of Virginia, 1990)

In the Next Galaxy by Ruth Stone ($9.50 hc, 1st, Copper Canyon, 2002)

Country of Light by Joseph Stroud ($10 pb, signed 1st, Copper Canyon, 2004)

Such Rich Hour by Cole Swensen ($8.50 pb, 1st, Iowa, 2001)

Try by Cole Swensen ($8.50 pb, 1st, Iowa, 1999)

Dazzled by Arthur Sze ($10 pb, inscribed, Floating Island, 1982)

The Silk Dragon: Translations from the Chinese by Arthur Sze ($7.50 pb, inscribed, Copper Canyon, 2001)

The Willow Wind: Translations from the Chinese and Poems by Arthur Sze ($10 pb, inscribed, Tooth of Time, 1981)

Native Guard by Natasha Trethewey ($6.50 pb, Mariner, 2007)

Home . Deep . Blue: New & Selected Poems by Jean Valentine ($6.50 pb, Alice James, 1989)

Coming of Age as a Poet: Milton, Keats, Eliot, Plath by Helen Vendler ($25 hc, inscribed 1st, Harvard, 2003)

New and Selected Poems by David Wagoner ($12.50 pb, inscribed 1st, Indiana University, 1969)

Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful by Alice Walker ($17.50 hc, signed 1st, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984)

Affrilachia by Frank X Walker ($12.50 pb, signed, Old Cove Press, 2000)

Shadow Architect by Emily Warn ($6.50 pb, inscribed 1st, Copper Canyon, 2008)

With the Skin: Poems of Aleksander Wat translated & edited by Czeslaw Milosz & Leonard Nathan ($15 hc, 1st, Ecco, 1989)

Rising, Falling, Hovering by C.D. Wright ($35 hc, inscribed 1st, Copper Canyon, 2008)

The Branch Will Not Break by James Wright ($10 pb, Wesleyan, [6th printing] 1970)

Boleros by Jay Wright ($12.50 hc, signed 1st, Princeton, 1991)

Explications/Interpretations by Jay Wright ($15 pb, inscribed 1st, Callaloo / University of Kentucky, 1984)

The Delicacy and Strength of Lace: Letters between Leslie Marmon Silko and James Wright edited and with an introduction by Anne Wright ($15 pb, 1st, inscribed by Silko, Graywolf, 1986)

Haiku: This Other World by Richard Wright ($12.50 hc, 1st, Arcade, 1998)

First Course in Turbulence by Dean Young ($5.50 pb, Pittsburgh, 1999)

Skid by Dean Young ($5.50 pb, Pittsburgh, 2002)

The Pajamaist by Matthew Zapruder ($7.50 pb, signed, Copper Canyon, 2006)

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American Women Poets in the 21st Century: Where Lyric Meets Language edited by Claudia Rankine and Juliana Spahr, featuring Rae Armantrout, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Lucie Brock-Broido, Jorie Graham, Barbara Guest, Lyn Hejinian, Brenda Hillman, Susan Howe, Ann Lauterbach, and Harryette Mullen ($15 pb, Wesleyan, 2002)

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Harmonium by Wallace Stevens ($900 hc, in custom storage box w/ protective plastic; 1st edition/2nd state binding of his first book [scarcest of the three simultaneous 1st ed. bindings: one of 215 copies], lacking dust jacket; slightly worn blue denim spine w/ paste-on label in tact & legible; vertically striped multicolored paper-covered boards faded yet visible; ring-shaped water stain plus two dime-sized stains to front; some chipping to corners & edges of boards; bright text on age-toned paper, interior clean throughout; very good condition overall, Knopf, 1923)