Presentation copy of this early collection by one of the singular voices of late 20th century American poetry, a writer unique in her application of deconstructive linguistic strategies to wide-ranging examinations of history and its subconscious echoes. Signed and inscribed by Howe on the front flyleaf to Catherine Murray, an educator and poet who was an active participant in the downtown New York City poetry scene of the 1960s and 70s.
NY: The Kulchur Foundation, 1983. First edition. Perfect-bound in black-and-white wraps; 7.5 x 10 in.; 126pp. Near fine, with light edge and corner wear and mild toning to edges of textblock. With a laid-in invitation card to the book’s publication party at Gotham Book Mart.