Used Books: February 24, 2017

Though it’s been seemingly quiet on the used books front these past two months, we’ve in fact been working steadily to bring you a (benign) tidal wave of the recently acquired! Some of you may know from visiting the shop or from January’s newsletter that we’ve created dedicated $5 and $10 bookcases, which already house anything from first editions of early James Merrill to 2016 National Book Award finalist Solmaz Sharif’s debut. Much, much fantastic poetry to be had. And, as you’ll no doubt find, most of the titles listed below fall into these five- and ten-dollar categories. Peppering the pot are special books, delicate books, rare books that will be found amidst our “stacks” or up front behind the glass. Please call or write or pop in if you spy anything of interest, if you have any questions, or whenever the mood for poetry strikes!


The Business of Fancydancing: Stories and Poems by Sherman Alexie ($10 pb, inscribed, Hanging Loose, 1992)

One Stick Song by Sherman Alexie ($10 pb, inscribed 1st, Hanging Loose, 2000)

The Summer of Black Widows by Sherman Alexie ($10 pb, inscribed, Hanging Loose, 1996)

Leaving a Shadow by Heather Allen ($3.50 pb, Copper Canyon, 1996)

Watchfiends & Rack Screams: Works from the Final Period by Antonin Artaud, edited & translated by Clayton Eshleman with Bernard Bador ($8.50 pb, w/some markings, Exact Change, 1995)

A Wave by John Ashbery ($10 hc, very good+, Viking, 1984)

April Galleons by John Ashbery ($10 hc, very good 1st, Viking, 1987)

Selected Poems by John Ashbery ($10 hc, Viking, 1985)

Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror by John Ashbery ($10 pb, near fine, Penguin, [5th printing] 1982)

Ozone Journal by Peter Balakian ($8.50 pb, fine 1st, University of Chicago, 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner)

The Enemy Joy: New and Selected Poems by Ben Belitt ($5 pb, good 1st, University of Chicago, 1964)

Recovery: A Novel by John Berryman ($10 hc, near fine 1st, FSG, 1973)

We Come Elemental by Tamiko Beyer ($5 pb, very good 1st, Alice James, 2013)

The Ghost Trio by Linda Bierds ($5 pb, very good+ signed 1st, Henry Holt, 1994)

The Complete Poems 1927–1979 by Elizabeth Bishop ($3.50 pb, w/some notes & highlighting, compromised stitching b/w pgs. 168 & 169, FSG, [21st printing] 1999)

The Scented Fox by Laynie Browne ($5 pb, fine 1st, Wave Books, 2007)

The Beauty of the Husband by Anne Carson ($10 hc, very good 1st, officially withdrawn ex-libris w/ all usual library stamps & stickers, clean interior, jacket in mylar, Knopf, 2001)

Men in the Off Hours by Anne Carson ($5 pb, very good+, Vintage, 2001)

A New Path to the Waterfall by Raymond Carver ($10 hc, very good 1st, w/ age-toned paper in middle section, Atlantic Monthly, 1989)

I Ask the Impossible by Ana Castillo ($5 pb, Anchor, 2000)

Romanian Poems by Paul Celan, translated from the Romanian with an introduction by Julian Semilian and Sanda Agalidi ($15 pb, very good+ 1st, Green Integer, 2003)

Atomic Field: Two Poems by Nicholas Christopher ($10 hc, very good 1st, Harcourt, 2000)

Always Filling, Always Full: Tanka by Margaret Chula ($5 pb, very good, White Pine, 2001)

Loose Woman by Sandra Cisneros ($10 hc, very good 1st, dust jacket price clipped, Knopf, 1994)

Voices by Lucille Clifton ($5 pb, near fine 1st, BOA, 2008)

The Art of Drowning by Billy Collins ($5 pb, Pittsburgh, 1995)

Ballistics by Billy Collins ($5 pb, Random House, 2010)

Questions about Angels by Billy Collin ($5 pb, Quill/William Morrow, 1991)

Windows by Robert Creeley ($5 pb, very good+ 1st, New Directions, 1990)

Collected Poems 1909–1962 by T. S. Eliot ($15 hc, very good+ 1st, lacking dust jacket, Nelson Bentley’s copy, Harcourt Brace & World, 1963)

From the Darkroom by Sister Mary Gilbert / Madeline DeFrees ($30 hc, good+ 1st, inscribed year of pub. [as “Sister Mary Gilbert”] to Beth & Nelson Bentley, Bobbs-Merrill, 1964; shelved under “DeFrees”)

Clearwater by Alice Derry ($5 pb, signed, very good, Blue Begonia, 1997)

Strangers to Their Courage by Alice Derry ($5 pb, near fine 1st, Louisiana State, 2001)

Final Harvest: Emily Dickinson’s Poems selected & introduced by Thomas H. Johnson ($5 pb, very good 1st, w/ slightly sunned front cover & spine [text still clear], interior clean throughout, Little, Brown & Co., 1961)

Atlantis by Mark Doty ($5 pb, very good+, Harper, 1995)

Heaven’s Coast: A Memoir by Mark Doty ($5 pb, Harper, 1997)

Murano: Poem by Mark Doty, glass from the J. Paul Getty Museum ($5 hc, very good+, Getty, 2000)

The Quotations of Bone by Norman Dubie ($5 pb, good+ 1st, Copper Canyon, 2015)

The Autobiography of a Jukebox by Cornelius Eady ($3.50 pb, w/ CD, Carnegie-Mellon, 1997)

You Don’t Miss Your Water by Cornelius Eady ($5 pb, very good 1st, Henry Holt, 1995)

Selected Poems by T. S. Eliot ($3.50 pb, Harcourt Brace & Co., 1964)

Collected Poems by A. R. D. Fairburn ($5 pb, good+ 1st, Pegasus, 1966)

A Coney Island of the Mind by Lawrence Ferlinghetti ($5 pb, very good 8th printing, New Directions, 1958)

A Crow Doesn’t Need a Shadow: A Guide to Writing Poetry from Nature by Lorraine Ferra, illustrations by Diane Boardman ($5 pb, Gibbs Smith, 1994)

Clearwater by Vi Gale ($10 hc, Swallow Press, 1974)

Studies for an Actress and Other Poems by Jean Garrigue ($10 hc, fine 1st/review copy, w/ slip laid in, previous owner to ffep, Macmillan, 1973)

A Working Girl Can’t Win and Other Poems by Deborah Garrison ($5 hc, Random House, 1998)

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran ($10 hc, very good+, Knopf, 2001)

Blues for All the Changes: New Poems by Nikki Giovanni ($10 hc, inscribed, very good+, William Morrow & Co., 1999)

Ararat by Louise Glück ($10 hc, very good 1st, Ecco, 1990)

Averno by Louise Glück ($5 pb, near fine, Ecco, 2007)

Faithful and Virtuous Night by Louise Glück ($10 hc, very good 1st, no National Book Award decal to jacket, FSG, 2014)

Meadowlands by Louise Glück ($5 pb, very good early printing, w/ remainder mark, Ecco, 1997)

The Seven Ages by Louise Glück ($5 pb, very good+ 1st, Ecco, 2002)

The Triumph of Achilles by Louise Glück ($7.50 pb, very good+, Ecco, [2nd printing] 1993)

Vita Nova by Louise Glück ($10 hc, very good 1st, Ecco, 1999)

Young Tambling by Kate Greenstreet ($10 pb, very good, Ahsahta, 2013)

Declensions of a Refrain by Arthur Gregor ($10 hc, very good 1st, Poetry London-New York, 1957)

The Past Now by Arthur Gregor ($10 hc, 1st/review copy, w/ slip laid in & note from Seattle Post-Intelligencer arts editor Archie Satterfield, Doubleday, 1975)

My Sad Captains by Thom Gunn ($10 pb, 1st thus, near fine, Faber & Faber, 1974)

The Gift by Hafiz, translated by Daniel Ladinsky ($5 pb, very good, w/ gift inscription on inside front cover, otherwise clean interior, Penguin, 1999)

The Dark Houses by Donald Hall ($35 hc, very good+ 1st in very good dust jacket [some toning to edges], Viking, 1958)

Kicking the Leaves by Donald Hall ($5 pb, Harper, 1978)

Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall, pictures by Barbara Cooney ($3.50 pb, Puffin, 1983)

The Painted Bed by Donald Hall ($10 hc, Houghton Mifflin, 2002)

Unpacking the Boxes: A Memoir of a Life in Poetry by Donald Hall ($10 hc, very good 1st, Houghton Mifflin, 2008)

Cold Mountain: 100 Poems by the T’ang Poet Han-shan translated by Burton Watson ($10 pb, good+ early printing, w/ some superficial scratches & rubbing to front & back, interior clean throughout, tight binding, Columbia University, 1970)

Angle of Ascent: New and Selected Poems by Robert Hayden ($5 pb, good+, markings to one poem, Liveright, 1975)

Collected Poems by Robert Hayden, edited by Frederick Glaysher ($5 pb, very good 1st, Liveright, 1985)

Senegal Taxi by Juan Felipe Herrera ($5 pb, as-new 1st, University of Arizona, 2013)

This Is the Homeland by Mary Hickman ($5 pb, near fine 1st, Ahsahta, 2015)

How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry by Edward Hirsch ($5 pb, very good 1st, Harvest/Harcourt, 1999)

Grenade by Rebecca Hoogs ($3.50 chap, GreenTower, 2005)

Villa Narcisse by Katherine Hoskins ($10 hc, very good 1st, Noonday, 1956)

Wolfwatching by Ted Hughes ($5 pb, Noonday, 1998)

Wild Grass on the Riverbank by Hiromi Itō, translated by Jeffrey Angles ($7.50 pb, very good 1st, Action, 2015)

The Complete Poems by Randall Jarrell ($5 pb, fair, clean interior, FSG, 1969)

Albedo by Kathleen Jesme ($5 pb, very good+ 1st, Ahsahta, 2014)

Body Rags by Galway Kinnell ($5 pb, very good+, Houghton Mifflin, 1967)

A New Selected Poems by Galway Kinnell ($5 pb, Mariner, 2001)

Three Books: Body Rags; Mortal Acts, Mortal Words; & The Past by Galway Kinnell ($10 pb, Houghton Mifflin, 1993)

The Duplications by Kenneth Koch ($35 hc, inscribed 1st, very good in good dust jacket [several short tears], Random House, 1977)

The Collected Poems by Stanley Kunitz ($10 hc, fine 1st, Norton, 2000)

Next-to-Last Things: New Poems and Essays by Stanley Kunitz ($10 hc, good+ 1st, Atlantic Monthly, 1985)

Passing Through: The Later Poems, New and Selected by Stanley Kunitz ($5 pb, Norton, 1995)

Passing Through: The Later Poems, New and Selected by Stanley Kunitz ($10 hc, near fine, Norton, 1995; two copies available)

The Poems of Stanley Kunitz, 1928–1978 ($25 hc; near fine 1st; Atlantic-Little, Brown; 1979)

The Wheel of Summer by Joseph Langland ($12.50 hc, very good 1st, inscribed to Nelson Bentley, Dial, 1963)

What We Carry by Dorianne Laux ($5 pb, good+, BOA, 1994)

The City in Which I Love You by Li-Young Lee ($5 pb, near fine, BOA, 1990)

Rose by Li-Young Lee ($5 pb, very good, BOA, 1986)

On the Edge by Philip Levine ($85 pb, compromised glue in front matter [ffep, false title, title, copyright, TOC, & acknowledgments loose, all rest OK], otherwise very good 1st printing of poet’s first book, interior clean throughout, Second Press, 1964)

Day by Day by Robert Lowell ($10 hc, very good+, stated 1st printing, w/ gift inscription, FSG, 1977)

For Lizzie and Harriet by Robert Lowell ($10 pb, very good+, Noonday, [3rd printing] 1975)

Imitations by Robert Lowell ($22.50 hc, very good 1st in good dust jacket [some short tears to back, not price-clipped]; Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, 1961)

Life Studies by Robert Lowell ($10 hc; good+ in poor dust jacket [d.j.: long tear to back & short tear along top repaired with tape, chipping & fading pervasive but clear text on front & spine]); stated 1st printing; clean interior; Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, 1959)

Near the Ocean by Robert Lowell, with drawings by Sidney Nolan ($12.50 hc, very good+ in good+ price-clipped dust jacket, FSG, [3rd printing] 1968)

Broken English: Poetry and Partiality by Heather McHugh ($10 pb, as new 1st, Wesleyan, [revised] 1999)

To Keep Time by Joseph Massey ($5 pb, good+ 1st, clean interior, Omnidawn, 2014)

Braving the Elements by James Merrill ($10 pb, very good, Atheneum, [4th printing] 1979)

The Country of a Thousand Years of Peace and Other Poems by James Merrill ($5 pb, Atheneum, [3rd printing] 1983)

The Inner Room by James Merrill ($10 pb, very good 1st, Knopf, 1988)

Water Street by James Merrill ($5 pb, Atheneum, [3rd printing] 1967)

Horse Dance Underwater by Helena Mesa ($5 pb, fine 1st, Cleveland State University, 2009)

Road-Side Dog by Czeslaw Milosz ($5 pb, w/gift inscription on inside front cover, else clean, FSG, 1999)

Zirconia by Chelsey Minnis ($5 pb, near fine 1st, Fence, 2001)

Collected Poems by Marianne Moore ($12.50 hc, very good 1st, no dust jacket, Macmillan, 1951)

Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination by Toni Morrison ($5 pb, Vintage, 1993)

New and Selected Poems by Howard Nemerov ($10 hc, very good+ 1st, University of Chicago, 1960)

Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda, translated by W. S. Merwin, with illustrations by Jan Thompson Dicks ($3.50 hc, Chronicle, 1993)

19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East by Naomi Shihab Nye ($5 hc, near fine 1st, Greenwillow, 2002)

Come with Me: Poems for a Journey by Naomi Shihab Nye, images by Dan Yaccarino ($5 hc, Greenwillow, 2000)

Honeybee: Poems & Short Prose by Naomi Shihab Nye ($5 hc, very good+, Greenwillow, 2008)

Transfer by Naomi Shihab Nye ($5 pb, very good+ 1st, BOA, 2011)

Words under the Words: Selected Poems by Naomi Shihab Nye ($5 pb, very good+, Far Corner Books, 1995)

The Dead and the Living by Sharon Olds ($5 pb, good+, Knopf, 1984)

The Father by Sharon Olds ($10 pb, very good+, not print-on-demand, Knopf, 1992)

The Gold Cell by Sharon Olds ($5 pb, good+ 1st, Knopf, 1987)

Satan Says by Sharon Olds ($5 pb, very good, Pittsburgh, 1980)

The Unswept Room by Sharon Olds ($10 hc, very good+ 1st, Knopf, 2002)

The Wellspring by Sharon Olds ($10 pb, inscribed, very good, Knopf, [7th printing] 1999)

The Cinnamon Peeler: Selected Poems by Michael Ondaatje ($5 pb, very good, Knopf, [3rd printing] 1994)

Secular Love by Michael Ondaatje ($3.50 pb, 1st, w/ large neon pink ink stain to front cover visible through first 4 pgs., otherwise clean and good, Norton, 1985)

The Laughter of the Sphinx by Michael Palmer ($10 pb, fine 1st, New Directions, 2016)

The Collected Poems of Octavio Paz, 1957–1987 edited by Eliot Weinberger ($10 pb, very good+, New Directions, 1990)

To Be of Use by Marge Piercy ($25 hc, very good 1st, Doubleday, 1973)

The Raven & Other Poems by Edgar Allan Poe, with decorations by Jeff Hill ($3.50 hc, torn dust jacket, else very good, w/ brief gift inscription on ffep, Peter Pauper Press, 1964 [?])

Facts for Visitors by Srikanth Reddy ($10 pb, very good 1st, University of California, 2004)

Coeur de Lion by Ariana Reines ($5 pb, fine, Fence, 2014)

The Bitter Withy by Donald Revell ($3.50 pb, w/marks & notes throughout, Alice James, 2009)

Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke, translation by Joan M. Burnham ($5 hc, New World Library, 1992)

Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God by Rainer Maria Rilke, translated by Anita Barrows & Joanna Macy, with a new introduction by the translators ($5 pb, Riverhead, 2005)

Transfer of Qualities by Martha Ronk ($5 pb, Omnidawn, 2013)

Why/Why Not by Martha Ronk ($10 pb, very good 1st, University of California, 2003)

Strange Angels by William Pitt Root ($3.50 pb, Wings Press, 2013)

Festival by Broc Rossell ($5 pb, very good 1st, Cleveland State University, 2015)

Triptych: Poland/1931, Khurbn, & The Burning Babe by Jerome Rothenberg, with a preface by Charles Bernstein ($5 pb, w/notes & underlining throughout, New Directions, 2007)

A Durable Fire by May Sarton ($20 hc, near fine 1st, w/ glossy promo photo of author laid in, Norton, 1972)

Interior with Sudden Joy by Brenda Shaughnessy ($5 pb, very good 1st, FSG, 1999)

The Generous Days by Stephen Spender ($10 pb, very good, 1st US, Random House, 1971)

The Rescued Year by William Stafford ($12.50 pb, good+ 1st, w/ underlining in pencil throughout, Harper & Row, 1966)

Poems from Ish River Country: Collected Poems & Translations by Robert Sund ($10 pb, fine 1st, Shoemaker & Hoard, 2004)

A Cage of Spines by May Swenson ($20 hc, good+ 1st in fair dust jacket, w/ some notes/markings in margins, Rinehart, 1958)

The Lost Pilot by James Tate ($20 pb, near fine 2nd printing, wraps covered w/ clear “contact paper,” Yale, 1967)

Riven Doggeries by James Tate ($15 hc, 1st, near fine in good+ dust jacket [a few short tears to top], Ecco, 1979)

Worshipful Company of Fletchers by James Tate ($5 pb, very good 1st, Ecco, 1994)

Shroud of the Gnome by James Tate ($10 hc, very good 1st, w/ gift inscription on ffep, Ecco, 1997)

Songs without Words by Paul Verlaine, translated by Donald Revell ($5 pb, very good+ 1st, Omnidawn, 2013)

Selected Verse Translation [with an Essay on the Translation of Poetry] by Vernon Watkins ($12.50 pb, fine 1st, Enitharmon, 1977)

Dog & Me by Kary Barrett Wayson ($3.50 chap, LitRag, 2004)

Self-Portrait with Crayon by Allison Benis White ($5 pb, fine 1st, Cleveland State University, 2009)

Advice to a Prophet and other poems by Richard Wilbur ($12.50 hc, very good+, stated 1st, Nelson Bentley’s copy, Harcourt Brace & World, 1961)

New and Collected Poems by Richard Wilbur ($10 hc, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988)

Things of This World by Richard Wilbur ($30 hc, stated 1st, good+ in fair dust jacket, clean interior, Nelson Bentley’s copy, Harcourt Brace, 1956)

Selected Poems by William Carlos Williams ($5 pb, good+ 4th printing, w/ some notes in pen, New Directions, 1969)

William Carlos Williams (Pamphlets on American Writers #24) by John Malcolm Brinnin ($5 chap, w/ two instances of underlining & pg. 37 rather wrinkled, University of Minnesota, 1963)

Collected Poems by Yvor Winters ($5 pb, Swallow Press, 1960)

Winesburg by the Sea by Harold Witt ($5 pb, Thorp Springs, 1979)


180 More Extraordinary Poems for Every Day selected and with an introduction by Billy Collins ($5 pb, Random House, 2005)

The Best of the Best American Poetry: 1988–1997 edited by David Lehman and Harold Bloom ($5 pb, Scribner, 1998)

Best Poems of 1961 (Borestone Mountain Poetry Awards 1962) including Belle Randall, Denise Levertov, Thom Gunn, A.K. Ramanujan, Lenore Kandel, Ted Hughes, Theodore Roethke, James Wright, and more ($3.50 pb, inscribed by second-place winner Helga Sandburg, Pacific Books, 1962)

Contemporary American Poetry selected & introduced by Donald Hall ($2.50 pb, Penguin, 1967)

Fooling with Words: A Celebration of Poets and Their Craft by Bill Moyers ($5 pb, good+ 1st, Harper, 2001)

Haiku: The Poetry of Zen edited by Manuela Dunn Mascetti, with introduction by T. H. Barrett ($3.50 hc, Hyperion, 1996)

Intimate Kisses: The Poetry of Sexual Pleasure edited by Wendy Maltz ($3.50 hc, New World Library, 2001)

An Invitation to Poetry: A New Favorite Poem Project Anthology (Includes a DVD Featuring Project Participants Reading Their Favorite Poems from Shakespeare to Szymborska) edited by Robert Pinsky and Maggie Dietz ($10 hc, w/ DVD, very good+ 1st, Norton, 2004)

The Japanese Haiku: Its Essential Nature, History, and Possibilities in English, with Selected Examples by Kenneth Yasuda ($10 hc, near good 1st, clean interior, Tuttle, 1957)

The Language of Life: A Festival of Poets by Bill Moyers ($10 pb, very good, Broadway Books, 2001)

A Mind of Winter: Poems for a Snowy Season selected by Robert Atwan ($3.50 hc, Beacon, 2002)

Salting the Ocean: 100 Poems by Young Poets selected by Naomi Shihab Nye, with pictures by Ashley Bryan ($10 hc, very good+, Greenwillow, 2000)

The Space Between Our Footsteps: Poems and Paintings from the Middle East selected by Naomi Shihab Nye ($10 hc, very good+, Simon & Schuster, 1998)

Risking Everything: 110 Poems of Love and Revelation edited by Roger Housden ($3.50 hc, w/ gift inscription, Harmony, 2003)

Ten Poems to Last a Lifetime by Roger Housden ($3.50 hc, Harmony, 2004)

Ten Poems to Set You Free by Roger Housden ($3.50 hc, Harmony, 2003)