Used Books: August 4, 2017

Fresh batches of used books have arrived, and we’re excited for you to peruse, whether online or in person. Let us know if anything catches your eye! Hopefully you’ll find scores of fun and stimulating secondhand reads for the rest of your summer.


Poems: A Selection by Léonie Adams ($12.50 pb, 1st thus, Noonday/FSG, 1959)

Vale & Other Poems by Æ / George Russell ($6.50 hc, first, no dust jacket, Macmillan, 1931)

A Poem without a Hero by Anna Akhmatova, translated by Carl R. Proffer and Assya Humesky ($40 hc, first, some chipping & two short tears along top & bottom edge of dust jacket, otherwise very good, Ardis, 1973)

Old Shirts & New Skins by Sherman Alexie ($22.50 pb, University of California-LA, 1993)

Three Poems by John Ashbery ($22.50 pb, first, w/ light sunning to front cover & spine, Viking, 1972)

Murder in the Dark: Short Fiction & Prose Poems by Margaret Atwood ($13.50 pb, first, Coach House, 1983)

Invitation to the Voyage: A Poem Illustrated by Charles Baudelaire, translated by Richard Wilbur ($7.50 hc, Bulfinch/Little-Brown, 1997)

Encounters by Daniel Berrigan ($11.50 hc, World Publishing/Times Mirror, [2nd printing] 1971)

November Twenty Six Nineteen Hundred Sixty Three by Wendell Berry, drawings by Ben Shahn ($15 hc w/ slipcase, George Braziller, 1963/64)

The Book of the Body by Frank Bidart ($27.50 pb, first, FSG, 1977)

The Collected Poems of John Peale Bishop edited with a preface & personal memoir by Allen Tate ($8.50 hc, no dust jacket, Scribner’s Sons, 1948)

Early Selected y Mas: Poems 1949-1966 by Paul Blackburn ($15 pb, first, Black Sparrow, 1972)

The Journals by Paul Blackburn ($15 pb, first, Black Sparrow, 1975)

Winter Constellations by Richard Blessing ($7.50 pb, inscribed to Nelson Bentley, Ahsahta, 1977)

Collected Poems by Louise Bogan ($12.50 pb, first thus, Noonday/FSG, 1959)

On the Motion & Immobility of Douve by Yves Bonnefoy, translated by Galway Kinnell ($30 hc, first, no dust jacket, Ohio University, 1968)

In Montgomery & other poems by Gwendolyn Brooks ($16.50 hc, Third World, 2003)

Eros the Bittersweet by Anne Carson ($7.50 pb, Dalkey Archive, 1998)

Day-Shine by Chong Hyon-jong, translated by Wolhee Choe & Peter Fusco ($6.50 pb, Cornell, 1998)

What the Light Was Like by Amy Clampitt ($6.50 pb, first, Knopf, 1985)

Cent phrases pour éventails by Paul Claudel, calligraphy by Ikuma Arishima ($42.50 pb, first edition/second printing (#5044), bilingual French & Japanese lithographs, uncut pages, flap torn at spine bottom & front attached to cover page by production folds alone, otherwise very good, clean & bright interior throughout, Gallimard, 1942)

Poems by Tristan Corbière, translated by Walter McElroy ($25 hc, first, #626 of 1060, no dust jacket, Banyan, 1947)

Stages of Twilight by Alice Derry ($4.50 pb, signed, Breitenbush, 1986)

Buckdancer’s Choice by James Dickey ($7.50 pb, Wesleyan, [7th printing] 1973)

Diary of a Non-Deflector: Selected Poems by Jim Dine ($16.50 pb, Arion, 1987)

By the Sound by Ed Dorn ($12.50 pb, first, Frontier Press, 1971)

Full of Lust & Good Usage by Stephen Dunn ($65 pb, inscribed first, near fine, Carnegie-Mellon, 1976)

Great Praises by Richard Eberhart ($11.50 hc, no dust jacket, Oxford, 1957)

The Complete Poems & Plays 1909-1950 by T. S. Eliot ($10 hc, no dust jacket, Harcourt Brace & World, 1962)

To Criticize the Critic: Eight Essays on Literature & Education by T. S. Eliot ($14.50 hc, first, FSG, 1965)

T. S. Eliot: Poet, 1888-1965 ($7.50 chap, third printing of memorial service pamphlet, C. J. Creed, 1978)

Last Love Poems of Paul Eluard translated with an introduction by Marilyn Kallet ($13.50 hc, bilingual, first, Louisiana State, 1980)

The Crooked Lines of God: Poems 1949-1954 by Brother Antoninus / William Everson ($85 hc, first, inscribed to Nelson Bentley, w/ 1979 photo of the poet tucked in, very good in good dust jacket w/ extra jacket included, University of Detroit, 1959)

The Rose of Solitude: A Love Poem—Sequence by Brother Antoninus / William Everson (two copies available: $10 & $12, both first edition, Doubleday, 1967)

The Country Between Us by Carolyn Forché ($16.50 pb, first UK printing, Jonathan Cape Ltd., 1983)

Gathering the Tribes by Carolyn Forché  ($12.50 pb, first, Yale, 1976)

Love Always, by Vi Gale ($5 hc, first, Alan Swallow, 1965)

The House on Marshland by Louise Glück ($11.50 pb, Ecco, 1975)

Original Light: New & Selected Poems 1973-1983 by Albert Goldbarth ($20 pb, inscribed first printing, Ontario Review Press, 1983)

Poems 1965-1968 by Robert Graves ($15 hc, first, Doubleday, 1969)

Wind: Four Letters to Melinda Mueller by Samuel Green ($30 chap, #143 of 300, Breakwater Press, 1980)

Jack Straw’s Castle & Other Poems by Thom Gunn ($10 hc, first US printing, FSG, 1976)

Assumptions by Marilyn Hacker ($8.50 pb, first, Knopf, 1985)

Separations by Marilyn Hacker ($8.50 pb, first, Knopf, 1976)

The Distance Anywhere by Kenneth O. Hanson ($13.50 hc, first, University of Washington, 1967)

The Uncorrected World by Kenneth O. Hanson ($7.50 pb, first, Wesleyan, 1973)

Death of a Naturalist by Seamus Heaney ($22.50 pb, 2nd edition, Faber, [4th printing] 1978)

On the Contrary and Other Poems by Miroslav Holub, translated by Ewald Osers ($12.50 pb, first, Bloodaxe, 1984)

Poems Before & After: Collected English Translations by Miroslav Holub ($16.50 pb, first, Bloodaxe, 1990)

I Wonder as I Wander: An Autobiographical Journey by Langston Hughes ($10 pb, Thunder’s Mouth, 1986)

Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes ($10 hc, FSG, 1998)

Gaudette by Ted Hughes ($13.50 hc, first US edition, Harper & Row, 1977)

Letters of Ted Hughes selected & edited by Christopher Reid ($10 hc, first, FSG, 2007)

Making Certain It Goes On: The Collected Poems of Richard Hugo ($10 pb, first thus, Norton, 2007)

People One Ought to Know by Christopher Isherwood, illustrated by Sylvain Mangeot ($8.50 hc, Macmillan, 1982)

Poetry & the Age by Randall Jarrell ($10 hc, Faber, 1996)

After I Have Voted by Laura Jensen ($125 chap, Jensen’s first publication, fine, Gemini Press, 1972)

Bad Boats by Laura Jensen ($40 pb, previous owner to inside front cover & bookstore sticker on back cover, very good, Ecco, 1977)

Bad Boats by Laura Jensen ($55 hc, previous owner to ffep, short tear to top right corner of dust jacket, tear to pg 61/62, otherwise very good, Ecco, 1977)

The Story Makes Them Whole by Laura Jensen ($40 chap, near fine, Inland Boat, 1979)

Tapwater by Laura Jensen, with drawings by the author ($45 handsewn chap, 1/450, near fine, Graywolf, 1978)

The Dead Lecturer by LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka ($40 hc, first, tiny spotting to front of dust jacket w/ some chipping & short tear to top edge of back of dust jacket, previous owner & institutional stamp to ffep, otherwise very good, Grove, 1964)

The Nightmare Factory by Maxine Kumin ($10 pb, first, Harper & Row, 1970)

L’Autre by Ron Loewinsohn ($17.50 pb, first, Black Sparrow, 1967)

The Step by Ron Loewinsohn ($13.50 pb, first, Black Sparrow, 1968)

Logue’s ABC by Christopher Logue ($12.50 hc, first, Scorpion, 1966)

The New Book/A Book of Torture by Michael McClure ($5 pb, first, Grove/Evergreen, 1961)

A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle by Hugh MacDiarmid ($12.50 pb, first, Massachusetts, 1971)

The Dark Tower and other broadcast plays by Louis MacNeice ($15 hc, first, Faber, 1947)

Holes in the Sky: Poems 1944-1947 by Louis MacNeice ($8.50 hc, first US printing, no dust jacket, Random House, 1949)

Visitations by Louis MacNeice ($8.50 hc, first, no dust jacket, Oxford, 1958)

Sensing by Sandra McPherson ($20 chap, #155 of 200, signed by poet & by printer [Leigh McLellan] Meadow Press, 1980)

How to Eat a Slug by Frank R. Maloney ($8.50 pb, inscribed to Nelson Bentley, Copper Canyon, 1976)

Harriet Monroe & the Poetry Renaissance: The First Ten Years of Poetry, 1912-22 by Ellen Williams ($10 hc, University of Illinois, 1977)

Sea Level by Suzanne Matson ($6.50 pb, inscribed to Nelson Bentley, Alice James, 1990)

Bark, a Polemic by David Meltzer ($8.50 pb, Yes! Capra Chapbook Series #6, 1973)

The Name: Selected Poetry 1973-1983 by David Meltzer ($8.50 pb, first, Black Sparrow, 1984)

Poems 1930-1960 by Josephine Miles ($8.50 hc, first Indiana University, 1960)

Wine from These Grapes by Edna St. Vincent Millay ($20 hc, Harper & Brothers, 1934)

Burnt Heart: Ode to the War Dead by Daniel Moore ($7.50 pb, City Lights, 1971)

The Complete Poems of Marianne Moore [Definitive Edition, with the Author’s Final Revisions] ($13.50 hc, Viking, 1981)

In the Interlude—Poems 1945-1960 by Boris Pasternak, translated by Henry Kamen ($10 pb, Oxford, 1962)

Available Light by Marge Piercy ($7.50 pb, first, Knopf, 1988)

The Naturalization of Camellia Song by Chin Woon Ping ($8.50 pb, review copy, Times Books International, 1993)

Johnny Panic & the Bible of Dreams: Short Stories, Prose, & Diary Excerpts by Sylvia Plath ($8.50 pb, HarperPerennial, 2000)

The Roots of Treason: Ezra Pound & the Secret of St. Elizabeths by Dr. E. Fuller Torrey ($15 hc, first, McGraw-Hill, 1984)

Conjure: Selected Poems 1963-1970 by Ishmael Reed ($13.50 pb, University of Massachusetts, 1972)

Selected Poems: in Five Sets by Laura (Riding) Jackson ($7.50 pb, first US printing, Norton, 1973)

Amaranth by Edwin Arlington Robinson ($22.50 hc, first, Macmillan, 1934)

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

On the Poet & His Craft: Selected Prose of Theodore Roethke edited with an introduction by Ralph J. Mills, Jr. ($13.50 hc, first, University of Washington, 1965)

Selected Letters of Theodore Roethke edited with an introduction by Ralph J. Mills, Jr. ($15 hc, first, University of Washington, 1968)

Words for the Wind: The Collected Verse of Theodore Roethke ($7.50 pb, Indiana, [9th printing] 1970)

Wake Island: A Poem by Muriel Rukeyser ($16.50 chap, Doubleday Doran & Co., 1942)

Selected Poems of Carl Sandburg ($5 hc, Barnes & Noble, 1994)

The Awful Rowing Toward God by Anne Sexton ($14.50 pb, first printing, Houghton Mifflin, 1975)

The Death Notebooks by Anne Sexton ($12.50 pb, Houghton Mifflin, 1974)

To Bedlam & Part Way Back by Anne Sexton ($12.50 pb, Houghton Mifflin, 1960)

The Sleeping Beauty by Edith Sitwell ($15 hc, first, w/ some pencil underlining & notes, Knopf, 1924)

Axe Handles by Gary Snyder ($5 pb, North Point, 1983)

Turtle Island by Gary Snyder ($10 pb, first, New Directions, 1974)

The Herodotus Poems by Ann Spiers, art by C. Christopher Stern ($30 chap, inscribed by Spiers, signed by printer [Sam Green], Brooding Heron, 1989)

Gertrude Stein: Her Life & Work by Elizabeth Sprigge ($15 hc, first, Harper & Brothers, 1957)

Miracle Fair: Selected Poems of Wislawa Szymborska translated by Joanna Trzeciak ($7.50 pb, Norton, 2002)

Bang Ditto by Amber Tamblyn ($5 hc, Manic D, 2009)

The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures by John Updike ($8.50 hc, first thus, Knopf, 1982)

The Selected Writings by Paul Valery ($13.50 hc, first, New Directions, 1950)

Sleeping in the Woods by David Wagoner ($25 hc, inscribed, Indiana, 1974)

Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful by Alice Walker ($13.50 hc, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984)

Cypress & Acacia by Vernon Watkins ($12.50 hc, first, New Directions, 1959)

Responses: Prose Pieces, 1953-1976 by Richard Wilbur ($8.50 pb, first, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1976)

Poems of a Period by Bo Yang, translated by Stephen L. Smith & Robert Reynolds ($8.50 hc, first, Joint Publishing Co., 1986)

Almost at the End by Yevgeny Yevtushenko, translated by Antonina Bouis, Albert Todd, & the author ($10 hc, first, Henry Holt, 1987)

A Dove in Santiago: A Novella in Verse by Yevgeny Yevtushenko, translated by D. M. Thomas ($10 hc, first, Viking, 1983)

The Face Behind the Face by Yevgeny Yevtushenko, translated by Arthur Boyars & Simon Franklin ($5 pb, Marek, 1979)

Treelike by Kinoshita Yūji ($8.50 pb, bilingual, Katydid/Oakland & University of Michigan, [2nd printing] 1989)

Mysticism for Beginners by Adam Zagajewski, translated from the Polish by Clare Cavanagh ($22.50 hc, first, FSG, 1997)

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A Book of the Winter compiled by Edith Sitwell ($5 hc, Vanguard, 1951)

Calafia: The California Poetry edited by Ishamel Reed ($13.50 pb, Y’Bird, 1979)

Contemporary Korean Poetry compiled & translated by Ko Won ($12.50 hc, first, no dust jacket, University of Iowa, 1970)

A Dream Made of Stars: A Bilingual Anthology of Nicaraguan Poetry edited by Clif Ross ($13.50 pb, CO-Press, 1986)

English Romantic Poets edited by James Stephens, Edwin L. Beck & Royall H. Snow ($5 hc, no dust jacket, American Book Company, 1935)

Iona: The Earliest Poetry of a Celtic Monastery edited by Thomas Owen Clancy & Gilbert Márkus ($7.50 pb, Edinburgh, 1995)

Listen & Enjoy French Poetry/Introduction to French Poetry: A Dual Language Book edited by Stanley Appelbaum, recitations by Michel Moinot ($10 pb w/ cassette, Dover, 

Love Poems of Ancient Egypt translated by Ezra Pound & Noel Stock ($8.50 pb, New Directions, 1962)

The New Black Poetry edited with an introduction by Clarence Major ($10 pb, International Publishers, 1969)

One Hundred Poems from the Japanese edited & translated by Kenneth Rexroth ($12.50 hc, no dust jacket, New Directions, 1964)

Open Wide a Wilderness: Canadian Nature Poems edited by Nancy Holmes ($7.50 pb, Wilfrid Laurier University, [2nd printing] 2011)

Some Spanish Ballads translated by W. S. Merwin ($18.50 hc, first, Abelard-Schuman, 1961)

The Victorious Expression—A Study of Four Contemporary Spanish Poets: Miguel de Unamuno, Antonio Machado, Juan Ramón Jiménez, & Federico García Lorca by Howard T. Young ($7.50 pb, Wisconsin, 1966)

War Poems edited by Diane di Prima ($18.50 pb, detached title page w/ gift inscription, Poets Press, 1968)