Used Books: October 13, 2016

Hello, all!

We’d like to say first that we’re overjoyed to be posting used books again and excited for you to peruse the substantial list of new offerings. Second, scouting for used books out in the wild or from amongst whatever you might have to unload is oodles of fun, and—more importantly—it’s a fabulous way for us to keep the shelves at Open Books fresh and surprising. So don’t hesitate to bring us your beautiful, beloved (yet unwanted) poetry and poetics books; you’ll be handsomely rewarded and we’ll be much obliged.

We look forward to seeing you in the store or hearing from you soon!


Cut by David Abel ($10 chap, signed & dated, Situations, 1999)

Poems of Akhmatova by Anna Akhmatova, selected, translated, and introduced by Stanley Kunitz, with Max Hayward ($11.50 pb, 1st, in good condition; Atlantic-Little, Brown; 1973)

A Longing for the Light: Selected Poems of Vicente Aleixandre edited by Lewis Hyde ($22.50 hc, 1st, bilingual, Harper & Row, 1979)

Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry ($16.50 hc, 1st, w/half-inch tear to top of dust jacket, Random House, 2015)

Antler: The Selected Poems ($47.50 pb, 1st, inscribed, Soft Skull Press, 2000)

Poems / Poezii by Tudor Arghezi, Romanian-English bilingual edition translated by Andrei Bantas, preface by Nicolae Manolescu ($15 hc, w/chipped & minorly torn dust jacket, Minerva Publishing, 1983)

Child-And-Rose by Gennady Aygi, translated by Peter France ($6.50 pb, New Directions, 2003)

Given Away by Jennifer Barber ($6.50 pb, Kore Press, 2012)

At the Sky’s Edge: Poems 1991–1996 by Bei Dao, translated by David Hinton [with Yanbing Chen] ($6.50 pb, bilingual, New Directions, 1996)

The August Sleepwalker by Bei Dao, translated and with an introduction by Bonnie S. McDougall ($5.50 pb, 1st, w/remainder mark, New Directions, 1990)

Forms of Distance by Bei Dao, translated by David Hinton ($4.50 hc, bilingual, New Directions, 1994)

Landscape Over Zero by Bei Dao, translated by David Hinton with Yanbing Chen ($4.50 pb, bilingual, New Directions, 1996)

Unlock by Bei Dao, translated by Eliot Weinberger and Iona Man-Cheong ($6.50 pb, w/remainder mark, bilingual, New Directions, 2000)

A Page from the Wonders of Life on Earth by Stephanie Bolster ($7.50 pb, Brick Books, 2011)

Selected Poems by Alain Bosquet translated by Wallace Fowlie, Lawrence Durrell, Samuel Beckett, & Jean and Elisabeth Malaquais ($15.50 pb, 1st, bilingual, Ohio University/Editions Gallimard, 1972)

Modern Poetry & the Tradition by Cleanth Brooks ($5.50 pb, University of North Carolina, [2nd printing] 1979)

In the Mecca by Gwendolyn Brooks ($27.50 hc, 1st, w/light stain to front of dust jacket & bumped corners, personal ex libris plate on ffep, clean interior, Harper & Row, 1968)

Flowers of Bad by David Cameron ($7.50 pb, Ugly Duckling Presse/Unbelievable Alligator, 2007)

Eros the Bittersweet by Anne Carson ($8.50 pb, 1st thus, Dalkey Archive, 1998)

Breathturn into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry by Paul Celan, a bilingual edition translated from the German & with commentary by Pierre Joris ($27.50 hc; 1st; Farrar, Straus & Giroux; 2014)

Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, rendered into Modern English by J. U. Nicolson, with illustrations by Rockwell Kent and an introduction by Gordon Hall Gerould ($12.50 hc, no dust jacket, Garden City, 1934)

Teachers Are People: Being the Lyrics of Agatha Brown, Sometime Teacher of English in the Hilldale High School by Virginia Woodson Frame Church ($9.50 hc, 3rd edition, David Graham Fischer/Dixie Press, 1925)

The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965–2010 edited by Kevin Young and Michael S. Glaser, with a foreword by Toni Morrison ($22.50 hc, 1st, BOA Editions, 2012)

The Zoo Wheel of Knowledge by Henri Cole ($7.50 pb, 1st, Knopf, 1989)

The Earth Is Not Flat by Katharine Coles ($7.50 pb, Red Hen Press, 2013)

The Collected Poems of Robert Creeley, 1945–1975 ($16 pb, 1st ed., 3rd printing, University of California, 1982)

Analogy of the Ion by Michael Davidson ($12.50 chap, The Figures, 1988)

Discovering Motion by Michael Davidson ($13.50 chap, Little Dinosaur, 1980)

Velocities: New and Selected Poems 1966–1992 by Stephen Dobyns ($6.50 pb, w/pen marks to front cover, Viking, 1994)

Fire to Fire: New & Selected Poems by Mark Doty ($8.50 pb, Harper, 2008)

The Shirt Weapon by Brandon Downing ($5.50 pb, Germ, 2002)

Radio Sky by Norman Dubie ($5 pb, Norton, 1991)

The Long Reach: New & Uncollected Poems 1948–1984 by Richard Eberhart ($8.50 pb, 1st, w/remainder mark, New Directions, 1984)

Love, Poetry by Paul Éluard, translated with an introduction by Stuart Kendall ($9.50 pb, Black Widow, 2007)

Unbroken Poetry II by Paul Éluard, translated by Gilbert Bowen ($10.50 pb, bilingual, Bloodaxe, 1996)

The Little Mariner by Odysseas Elytis, translated by Olga Broumas with a preface by Carolyn Forché ($5.50 pb, 1st, w/blacked-out dedication on false title page, Copper Canyon, 1988)

Open Papers: Selected Essays by Odysseas Elytis, translated by Olga Broumas & T Begley ($6.50 pb, 1st, Copper Canyon, 1995)

Maria Nephele: A Poem in Two Voices by Odysseus [sic] Elytis, translated by Athan Anagnostopoulos ($8.50 hc, 1st, w/dust jacket price clipped, Houghton Mifflin, 1981)

Birth of a Poet: The Santa Cruz Meditations by William Everson, edited by Lee Bartlett ($25 pb, 1st, w/instances of sparse & light pencilling, previous owner to ffep, Black Sparrow, 1982)

Meta Parka: A Poem by Monica Fambrough ($5.50 chap, #8 of 20, Weird Deer)

The Strength of Poetry: Oxford Lectures by James Fenton ($10.50 hc; 1st American; Farrar, Straus & Giroux; 2001)

Pink Reef by Robert Fernandez ($6.50 pb, Canarium, 2013)

Feeling as a Foreign Language: The Good Strangeness of Poetry by Alice Fulton ($7.50 pb, Graywolf, 1999)

Letters of John Keats: A Selection edited by Robert Gittings ($8.50 pb, Oxford, 1970)

The First Four Books of Poems: Firstborn, The House on Marshland, Descending Figure, & The Triumph of Achilles  by Louise Glück ($7.50 pb, Ecco, 1995)

The Age of Reasons: Uncollected Poems 1969–1982 by Ted Greenwald, edited by Miles Champion ($7.50 pb, Wesleyan, 2016)

Of the Great House: A Book of Poems by Allen Grossman ($7.50 pb, New Directions, 1982)

White Apples and the Taste of Stone: Selected Poems 1946–2006 by Donald Hall ($13.50 hc, includes a CD of poems read by the author (never opened or played), w/dedication to ffep & dust jacket price clipped, Houghton Mifflin, 2006)

Destination Zero: Poems 1970–1995 by Sam Hamill ($12.50 hc, 1st, Copper Canyon, 1995)

Opened Ground: Poems 1966–1996 by Seamus Heaney ($12.50 pb, UK edition, Faber & Faber, 1998)

Opened Ground: Selected Poems 1966–1996 by Seamus Heaney ($8.50 pb, FSG, 1999)

How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry by Edward Hirsch ($22.50 hc, 1st, w/ 3 slightly torn pages in back-matter, Harcourt Brace, 1999)

The Odyssey of Homer, translated by Robert Fitzgerald ($3.50 pb, w/creased & bent cover, same to first 50 pages; Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1998)

We Have with Us Your Sky by Melanie Hubbard ($6.50 pb, Subito, 2012)

The Shade-Seller: New & Selected Poems by Josephine Jacobsen ($25 hc, 1st, David Wagoner’s copy)

Black Magic: Collected Poetry, 1961–1967 by LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka ($27.50 pb, 1st, w/some instances of notes & underlining, Bobbs-Merrill/Howard W. Sams, 1969)

Darling Hands, Darling Tongue by Sally Rosen Kindred ($2.50 chap)

A Grain of Poetry: How to Read Contemporary Poems and Make Them a Part of Your Life by Herbert Kohl ($3.50 pb, w/remainder mark, Harper Perennial, 2000)

Hypotheticals by Leigh Kotsilidis ($7.50 pb, from the library of author Daniel Handler [or, Lemony Snicket], Coach House, 2011)

Pátzcuaro by Joanne Kyger ($11.50 chap, 1/700 copies, Blue Millennium, 1999)

Touch of the Marvelous by Philip Lamantia ($14.50 pb, first thus, Four Seasons, 1974)

V.R. Lang: Poems & Plays with a Memoir by Alison Lurie & illustrations by Edward Gorey ($7.50 hc, 1st, Random House, 1975)

The Daily Mirror: A Journal in Poetry by David Lehman ($6.50 pb)

Dial Series One by Brian Lennon ($7 chap, Potes & Poets Press, 1999)

The Poetic Image: The Creative Power of the Visual Word by C. Day Lewis ($4.50 pb, Tarcher/Houghton Mifflin, 1984)

Balloon Pop Outlaw Black by Patricia Lockwood ($5 pb)

The Virtues of Poetry by James Longenbach ($6.50 pb, Graywolf, 2013)

The Father of the Predicaments by Heather McHugh ($10.50 hc, 1st, Wesleyan, 1999)

Late Settings by James Merrill ($7.50 pb, 1st, Atheneum, 1985)

The First Four Books of Poems: A Mask for Janus, The Dancing Bears, Green with Beasts, & The Drunk in the Furnace by W.S. Merwin ($7.50 pb, Atheneum, [2nd printing] 1977)

Flower & Hand: Poems 1977–1983: The Compass Flower, Feathers from the Hill, & Opening the Hand by W.S. Merwin ($7.50 pb, Copper Canyon, 1997)

The River Sound by W.S. Merwin ($34.50 hc, 1st, Knopf, 1999)

The Second Four Books of Poems: The Moving Target, The Lice, The Carrier of Ladders, & Writings to an Unfinished Accompaniment by W.S. Merwin ($9.50 pb, 1st, very good condition, Copper Canyon, 1993)

Darkness Moves: An Henri Michaux Anthology: 1927–1984 selected, translated, and presented by David Ball ($13.50 pb, University of California, 1997)

New Selected Poems by Edwin Morgan ($9.50 pb, Carcanet, 2000)

Sleeping with the Dictionary by Harryette Mullen ($10.50 pb, University of California, 2002)

Notes on Prosody and Abram Gannibal: From the Commentary to the author’s translation of Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin by Vladimir Nabokov, ($12.50 pb, Princeton/Bollingen, 1964)

Yellow Glove by Naomi Shihab Nye ($27.50 pb, dated & inscribed w/drawing, Breitenbush Books, 1986)

How Beautiful the Beloved by Gregory Orr ($6.50 pb, Copper Canyon, 2009)

An Ark for the Next Millennium by José Emilio Pacheco, with translations by Margaret Sayers Peden & drawings by Francisco Toledo ($9.50 pb, 1st, University of Texas, 1993)

City of Memory and Other Poems by José Emilio Pacheco, translated by Cynthia Steele and David Lauer ($7.50 pb, 1st, City Lights, 1997)

Little Johnny’s Confession by Brian Patten ($12.50 pb, 1st American, Hill & Wang, 1968)

Love Poems by Brian Patten ($5.50 pb, Flamingo, 1992)

Notes to the Hurrying Man by Brian Patten ($12.50 pb, 1st American, Hill & Wang, 1969)

Storm Damage by Brian Patten ($7.50 pb, 1st, Unwin, 1988)

Songs of Gods, Songs of Humans: The Epic Tradition of the Ainu by Donald L. Philippi, with a foreword by Gary Snyder ($75 hc, in card slipcase, w/stitched decorative cover & gilt lettering, very good condition, Princeton/University of Tokyo, 1979)

Parti-Colored Blocks for a Quilt by Marge Piercy ($12.50 pb, University of Michigan, 1982)

The Twelve-Spoked Wheel Flashing by Marge Piercy ($6.50 pb, 1st, Knopf, 1978)

Democracy, Culture and the Voice of Poetry by Robert Pinsky ($10.50 hc, 1st, Princeton, 2002)

The Situation of Poetry: Contemporary Poetry and Its Traditions by Robert Pinsky ($6.50 pb, Princeton, 1978)

The Sounds of Poetry: A Brief Guide by Robert Pinsky ($7.50 pb; 1st, w/ remainder mark; Farrar, Straus & Giroux; 1999)

Ariel: The Restored Edition by Sylvia Plath, with a foreword by Frieda Hughes ($7.50 pb, Harper Perennial, 2005)

Machine Art & Other Writings: The Lost Thought of the Italian Years by Ezra Pound, selected and edited, and with an introduction, by Maria Luisa Ardizzone ($8.50 pb, 1st, Duke University, 1996)

Upon Our Pulses by Janef Newman Preston ($10 hc, 1st, Golden Quill, 1964)

The White Stones by J.H. Prynne ($7.50 pb, New York Review of Books, 2016)

From Stress to Stress: An Autobiography of English Prosody by Burton Raffel ($10.50 hc, 1st, Archon, 1992)

The Cow by Ariana Reines ($7.50 pb, Fence, 2014)

Assays by Kenneth Rexroth ($2.50 pb, 1st, reading copy w/ clean interior throughout, New Directions, 1961)

Poetries and Sciences: A Reissue of Science and Poetry (1926, 1935) with commentary by I. A. Richards ($6.50 pb, Norton, 1970)

Poems by Arthur Rimbaud, translated by Paul Schmidt, selected by Peter Washington ($5.50 hc, w/missing dust jacket, Everyman’s Library, 1994)

Rimbaud the Son by Pierre Michon, translated by Jody Gladding and Elizabeth Deshays ($9.50 pb, Yale, 2013)

A Season in Hell (& The Drunken Boat) by Arthur Rimbaud, translated by Louise Varèse, with a new preface by Patti Smith ($6.50 pb, New Directions, 2011)

On Poetry & Craft by Theodore Roethke, with a foreword by Carolyn Kizer ($7.50 pb, Copper Canyon, 2001)

On the Poet and His Craft: Selected Prose of Theodore Roethke ($5.50 pb, w/some water damage to bottom, University of Washington, [4th printing] 1974)

Quotidian by Martha Ronk ($8.50 chap, a+bend press, book thirty-nine, 2000)

Poetry and the Common Life by M. L. Rosenthal ($6.50 hc, Oxford, 1974)

The Selected Poems of Tomaz Salamun edited by Charles Simic, with an introduction by Robert Hass ($11.50 pb, 1st, Ecco, 1988)

A Poetry of Two Minds by Sherod Santos ($8.50 pb, University of Georgia, 2000)

The Return of Painting, The Pearl, and Orion: A Trilogy by Leslie Scalapino ($25 pb, 1st, North Point Press, 1991)

that they were at the beach by Leslie Scalapino ($37.50 pb, 1st, inscribed & dated, w/publisher slip & some notes on inside of back cover, North Point Press, 1984)

way: a poem by Leslie Scalapino ($25 pb, 1st, North Point Press, 1988)

The Fullness of Time by Gershom Scholem, translated by Richard Sieburth, introduced and annotated by Steven M. Wasserstrom ($6.50 pb, Ibis Editions, 2003)

Summer Knowledge: New and Selected Poems 1938–1958 by Delmore Schwartz ($22.50 hc, 1st, Doubleday, 1959)

The Score of the Game by Tatiana Shcherbina, translated from the Russian by J. Kates ($7.50 pb, bilingual, Zephyr, 2003)

Babel by Patti Smith ($25 pb, 3rd printing, Putnam, 1978)

Duende by Tracy K. Smith ($7.50 pb, 1st, Graywolf, 2007)

The Gary Snyder Reader: Prose, Poetry, and Translations 1952–1998 edited by the author & Jack Shoemaker, with a foreward by Jim Dodge ($28.50 hc, 1st, Counterpoint, 1999)

Mountains and Rivers Without End: Deluxe Audio Edition by Gary Snyder ($22.50 hc, 1st, w/3 CDs [over 3 hours] of author’s nearly complete reading, Counterpoint, 2013)

New and Selected Poems by Gary Soto ($6.50 pb, Chronicle, 1995)

The Weather of Words: Poetic Invention by Mark Strand ($10.50 hc, Knopf, 2000)

A Draft of L Cavatinas (Letters to Ez) by Brian Strang ($7.50 chap, Potes & Poets Press, 2000)

Building the Barricade and Other Poems of Anna Swir translated by Piotr Florczyk ($9.50 pb, w/some water damage to bottom edge, Calypso, 2011)

View with a Grain of Sand: Selected Poems by Wislawa Szymborska, translated by Stanislaw Baranczyk & Clare Cavanagh ($6.50 pb, w/sliced title page, UK edition, Faber & Faber)

The Last Gold of Expired Stars: Complete Poems 1908–1914 by Georg Trakl, translated by Jim Doss and Werner Schmitt ($9.50 pb, Loch Raven, 2010)

Selected Poems by Georg Trakl, edited by Christopher Middleton, translated by Robert Grenier, Michael Hamburger, David Luke, and Christopher Middleton ($18.50 pb, 1st, Cape Editions 23, w/notes & underlining to 28 of 125 pages [half in pencil], some staining & small tears to wraps, Grossman Publishers/Jonathan Cape Ltd., 1968)

Break the Glass by Jean Valentine ($5 pb, Copper Canyon, 2010)

The Odes of John Keats by Helen Vendler ($28.50 pb, inscribed & dated, Belknap/Harvard, [8th printing] 2001)

Through Naked Branches: Selected Poems of Tarjei Vesaas translated and edited by Roger Greenwald ($30 pb, 1st, very good condition, Princeton, 2000)

Selected Poems by William Carlos Williams, edited by Charles Tomlinson ($7.50 pb, early printing, New Directions, 1985)

Sketches for a New Mexico Hill Town by Keith Wilson ($9.50 chap, remainder mark, 2nd printing, Prensa de Lagar/WINE PRESS, 1967)

The Sanity of Earth and Grass: Complete Poems by Robert Winner, selected and edited by Jane Cooper, Thomas Lux, and Sylvia Winner ($10 hc, 1st, Tilbury House, 1994)

I Was a Poet in the House of Frankenstein by John Yau ($12.50 chap, Meeting Eyes Bindery/Poetry New York, pamphlet series thirty six, 1999)

W. B. Yeats: The Last Romantic edited and with an introduction by Peter Porter ($3.50 hc, w/photo reproductions of paintings, Clarkson Potter/Great Irish Poets, 1990)

A Thousand Steps…and More: Selected Poems and Prose 1964–1984 by Yoshimasu Gōzō, translated by Richard Arno, Brenda Barrows, and Takako Lento, with illustrations by Karen Hargreaves-Fitzsimmons ($35 pb, 1st, Katydid Books, 1987)

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Animal Poems selected and edited by John Hollander ($5.50 hc, Everyman’s Library, 1994)

An Anthology of Modern Arabic Poetry selected, edited and translated into English by Mounah A. Khouri and Hamid Algar ($11.50 pb, bilingual, University of California, 1975)

Best American Poetry 2016 edited by David Lehman & Edward Hirsch ($21.50 hc, Scribner)

The Chequer’d Shade: Reflections on Obscurity in Poetry by John Press ($4.50 pb, w/badly sunned spine, Oxford, 1963)

Clay and Star: Contemporary Bulgarian Poets translated and edited by Lisa Sapinkopf and Georgi Belev ($8.50 pb, 1st, Milkweed, 1992)

Contemporary American Poetry [Sixth Edition] edited by A. Poulin, Jr. ($6.50 pb)

Crossing State Lines: An American Renga edited by Bob Holman and Carol Muske-Dukes ($6.50 pb; Farrar, Straus & Giroux; 2011)

LitRag #6 including an early poem by Ben Lerner ($4.50 journal)

LitRag #10 featuring Mark Halliday, Kary Wayson, J. Robert Lennon, Peter Pereira, and others ($4.50 journal)

LitRag #11 featuring Martha Silano, Ed Skoog, Marjorie Manwaring, and others, as well as translations of Dante, Petrarch, Michelangelo, Cesare Pavese, Gaspara Stampa, Giacomo Leopardi, and others by Richard Jackson ($4.50 journal)

LitRag #12 featuring J.W. Marshall, William Pitt Root, J. Robert Lennon, and others ($4.50 journal, 4 copies)

LitRag #18 featuring Christine Deavel, Esther Lee, Eric McHenry, and others ($4.50)

Mojo Navigator(e) #1 featuring Thomas McGrath, Dick Lourie, Allen Planz [The Nation], Hugh Knox [The Drunken Boat], Ben Hiatt, and others ($10 chap, ed. John Jacob, Cat’s Pajamas Press, 1969)

Mojo Navigator(e) #2 featuring James Bertolino, Doug Blazek, Robert Creeley, R.P. Dickey, Ken Smith, D.r. Wagner, and others ($10 chap, ed. John Jacob, Cat’s Pajamas Press, 1970)

Partisan Review #5: September–October, 1953 featuring John Berryman [“Homage to Mistress Bradstreet”], Elisabeth Langgässer, Hannah Arendt, and others ($17.50 journal)

Poetry New York #3 featuring John Ashbery, Federico Garcia Lorca, Denise Duhamel, George Economou, Cid Corman, Sherry Kearns, and others ($10 journal, 1989)

The Poetry of Surrealism: An Anthology with Introduction, Critical Notes, and New Translations by Michael Benedikt ($21.50 pb, fair, w/pen to page edges; Little, Brown & Company; 1974)

Pontoon #6 featuring Kelli Russell Agodon, Thomas Aslin, Elizabeth Austen, John Burgess, Joan Fiset, Holly Hughes, Paul Hunter, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, and many others ($3.50 journal)

Tinfish 14 featuring C.E. Putnam, kari edwards, Rodrigo Toscano, Linh Dinh, Pam Brown, and others ($4.50 journal, 3 copies)

Zero: Volume V featuring writing by Jorge Luis Borges, John Cage, Leonard Cohen, Gary Snyder, James Tate, Anne Waldman, Burton Watson, and others ($10 journal, 1981)