Thursday, November 29, 2012

Need Gifts for Writers?: White Pine Press Annual Trunk Sale on First Edition & Signed Books-- Amazing Selection!

If you're interested in purchasing any of these, contact Dennis Maloney a
dennismaloney (at) yahoo.com

The money from this sale goes to help White Pine Press, one of my favorite presses around.  They published my book, Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room and have been absolutely gold to work with.  Dennis is truly someone who represents the poetic spirit and passion in his life.

Here's the fabulous list of books they are offering (perfect for Christmas gifts!):



YOLLA BOLLY PRESS STORYTELLER'S SERIES ($600):
 Includes This Is My Blood by James Laughlin; Boss Dog by MFK Fisher; Two Rivers by Wallace Stenger and Under an Aztec Sun by Harriet Doerr - The complete set as issued in an edition of 190 numbered copies, this set being number 17, issued in 1979-1980. A fine example of their outstanding letter press printing. Also includes the prospectus and other related material.

Agha Shahid Ali Collection ($100)
The Half-Inch Himalayas - trade paper, first edition, Wesleyan University Press, 1987, signed & inscribed.
A Nostalgist’s Map of America - trade paper, first edition, Norton, 1991, signed & inscribed.
The Beloved Witness: Selected Poems - cloth, first edition, Viking (India), 1992, signed & inscribed.
The Country Without a Post Office - cloth, first edition, Norton, 1997. Rooms Are Never Finished - cloth, first edition, Norton, 2002.
Call Me Ishmhael Tonight - cloth, first edition, Norton, 2003.


Julia Alvarez Collection ($50)
How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents - trade paperback, first edition, Plume/Penguin, 1991. Signed and inscribed.
The Other Side - cloth, first edition, Dutton/Penguin, 1995. Signed and inscribed.

Amiri Baraka Collection ($35)
Reggae or Not - saddlestiched, Contact II, 1981.
Hard Facts - saddlestiched, Congress of Afrikan People, Newark, 1975, signed.


Wendell Berry Collection ( $300) Poetry
Openings - trade paper, first edition, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1968, signed. Clearing - trade paper, first edition, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1977, signed. A Part - trade paper, first edition, North Point Press, 1980.
The Wheel - trade paper, first edition, North Point Press, 1982, signed.

The Farm - cloth, first edition, Larkspur Press, 2005.
Window Poems - cloth, first trade edition, Shoemaker & Hoard, 2007.

Essays
A Continuous Harmony - trade paper, first edition, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1972, signed.
The Memory of Old Jack - trade paper, first edition, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1968.
The Unsettling of America - trade paper, first edition, Avon Books, 1978, signed.
Standing by Words - trade paper, first edition, Lindisfarne Press, 1980.
Recollected Essays: 1965 - 1980 - trade paper, first edition, North Point Press, 1981, signed.
The Gift of Good Land - trade paper, first edition, North Point Press, 1981, signed.
Standing by Words - trade paper, first edition, North Point Press, 1983.
Home Economics - trade paper, first edition, North Point Press, 1987.
American Authors Series: Wendell Berry - trade paper, first edition, Confluence Press, 1991. Contains poems, an essay, and interview along with critical essays.

Franco Beltrametti Collection ($50)
Face to Face - trade paper, first edition, Grosseteste Review Press, 1973, signed. One of Those Condor People - saddlestiched, Blackberry Press, 1974.
Another Earthquake - trade paper, first edition, Red Hill Press, 1976.


Fielding Dawson Collection ($50)
The Sun Rises Also - trade paper, first printing, Black Sparrow Press, 1974, signed. Delayed: Not Postponed - trade paper, first printing, A Telephone Book, 1978.
Aunty Dot and the Christmas Tree - saddlestiched, first printing, The Shortstop Press, 1979, signed.

Diane Di Prima Collection ($40)
Revolutionary Letters - saddlestiched, first edition, Long Hair Books , 1969. First British edition which contains Revolutionary letters 1 - 34.
Revolutionary Letters - trade paper, third edition, City Lights Books, 1974, signed & inscribed. Seminary Poems - saddlestiched, first edition, Floating Island Publications , 1991.

Ed Dorn Collection ($50)
Gunslinger 1 & 2 - trade paper, first edition, Fulcrum Press, 1970.
Recollections of the Gran Apacheria - saddlestiched, Turtle Island, 1974.
The Collected Poems: 1956 - 1974 - trade paper, first edition, Four Seasons Foundation, 1975. Hello, La Jolla - trade paper, first edition, Wingbow Press, 1978.
Chemo Sabe - letterpress chapbook, Limberlost Press, 2001.


Cornelius Eady Collection ($75)
Kartunes - trade paper, first edition, Warhog Press, 1980. Author’s rare first book, some stianing and writing.
Boom Boom Boom - saddlestiched, first edition, State Street Press, 1988, signed.
The Gathering of My Name - trade paper, first edition, Carnegie Mellon Press, 1991, signed.

Victims of the Latest Dance Craze - trade paper, first edition, Carnegie Mellon Press, 1997, signed & inscribed.
The Autobiography of a Jukebox - cloth, first edition, Carnegie Mellon Press, 1997, signed.
You Don’t Miss Your Water - trade paper, first edition, Henry Holt & Co, 1995, signed & inscribed.
Brutal Imagination - trade paper, first edition, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2001.

Theodore Enslin Collection ($250)
Books
The Country of our Consciousness - trade paper, first edition, Sand Dollar Books, 1971. With Light Reflected - trade paper, first edition, Sumac Press, 1973.
Sitio - trade paper, first edition, Granite Publications, 1973.
Synthesis - trade paper, first edition, North Atlantic Books, 1975.
Ranger: Volume 1 - trade paper, first edition, North Atlantic Books, 1978.
Opus O - trade paper, first edition, Membrane Press, 1979.
Ranger: Volume 2 - trade paper, first edition, North Atlantic Books, 1980.
Processionals - trade paper, first edition, Salt Works Press, 1981.
Skeins - trade paper, first edition, Longhouse - Origin , 1998.


Chapbooks
Mahler - saddlestiched, Sparrow 28, Black Sparrow Press, 1975. Ascensions - saddlestiched, Sparrow 28, Black Sparrow Press, 1977. The Path Between - saddlestiched, Blackberry, 1986.
Some Pastorals - saddlestiched, Salt Works Press, 1975.

May Fault - saddlestiched, Great Raven Press, 1979.
A Root in March - saddlestiched, University of Maine Presque Isle Press, 1979.
The Further Regions - saddlestiched, Pentagram Press, 1977.
In the Keeper’s House - saddlestiched, Salt Works Press, 1973.
Opus 31, No. 3 - saddlestiched, Pentagram Press, 1979.
2 Plus 12 - saddlestiched, Salt Works Press, 1979.
16 Blossoms In February - saddlestiched, Blackberry, 1978.
Circles - saddlestiched, Great Raven Press, 1977.
September’s Bonfire - saddlestiched, Potes & Poets Press, 1981.
Ranger: CXXII & CXXVIII - saddlestiched, Station Hill, 1977.

Magazines
Truck 20: Enslin Issue - 1978, contains Enslin’s poems “El Amador” and sections from “Ranger” along with an interview and critical essays.
Occurrence Issue 4 - 1975, contains 20 pages of poems by Enslin.
Occurrence Issue 8 - 1978, Enslin issue contains a selection of poems form his early books.


Martin Espada Collection ($100)
The Immigrant Iceboy’s Bolero - saddlestiched, fourth edition, Waterfront Press, 1986, signed. Rebellion is the Circle of a Lover’s Hands - trade paper, first edition, Curbstone Press, 1990.
Trumpets from the Islands of their Eviction - trade paper, first expanded edition, Bilingual Press, 1994.
City of Coughing and Dead Radiators - cloth, first edition, W W Norton Press, 1993. Imagine the Angels of Bread - cloth, first edition, W W Norton Press, 1996.
Mayan Astronomer in Hell’s Kitchen - trade paper, first edition, W W Norton Press, 2000.

Barry Gifford Collection ($100)
Poems from Snail Hut - trade paper, Christopher Books, 1977, signed & inscribed.
from Persimmons - saddlestiched, first edition,Blackberry Press, 1974.
Coyote Tantras - trade paper, first edition, Christopher Books, 1973.
A Quinzaine in Return for a Portrait of Mary Sun - saddlestiched, first edition, Workman Press, 1977, signed & inscribed.
Persimmons - trade paper, first edition, Shaman Drum, 1977, signed & inscribed.
Letters to Proust - saddlestiched, first edition, White Pine Press, 1976, signed & inscribed.

Horse Hauling Timber Out of Hokkaido Forest - trade paper, first edition, Christopher Books, 1979, signed & inscribed.
A Good Man to Know - cloth, first edition, Clark City Press, 1992.

Jessica Hagedorn Collection ($50)
Dangerous Music - trade paper, first printing, Momo’s Press, 1975, signed & inscribed.
The Woman who Thought She was More than a Samba - folded broadside, first printing, Momo’s Press, 1978, signed.

John Haines Collection ($150)
Ryder - folded broadside, Unicorn Press, 1971.
The Mirror - saddlestiched, Unicorn Press, 1971.
Meditation on a Skull Carved in Crystal - saddlestiched, Brooding Heron Press, 1989 Leaves and Ashes - trade paper, first edition, Kayak Press, 1974.
Twenty Poems - trade paper, first edition, Unicorn Press, 1973.

The Stone Harp - trade paper, first edition, Wesleyan University Press, 1971.
Cicada - trade paper, first edition, Wesleyan University Press, 1977.
New Poems: 1980-1988 - trade paper, first edition, Storyline Press, 1990, signed and inscribed.
Other Days - trade paper, first edition, Graywolf Press, 1985.
Stories We Listen to - trade paper, first edition, Bench Press, 1986.
The Stars, The Snow, The Fire - cloth, first edition, Graywolf Press, 1989, signed.
The Wilderness of Vision: On the Poetry of John Haines - trade paper, first edition, Storyline Press, 1996.
Stinktree Number 2: 1972 - Special focus on Haines.

Bobbie Louise Hawkins Collection ($75)
Own Your Body - saddlestiched, Black Sparrow Press, Sparrow 15, 1973, signed.
Back to Texas - trade paper, first edition, Bear Hug Books, 1977, signed and inscribed.
Frenchy & Cuban Pete - trade paper, first edition, Tombouctou Press, 1981, signed and inscribed. En Route - saddlestiched, Little Dinosaur Press,, 1982.


Anselm Hollo Collection - ($100)
Loverman - saddlestiched, first edition, Dead Language, nd , signed & inscribed.
Black Book - trade paper, first edition, Walker’s Pond Press, 1974.
Lingering Tangoes - saddlestiched, first edition, Tropos Press, 1976 , signed & inscribed. Black Book - trade paper, first edition, Walker’s Pond Press, 1974.

Heavy Jars - letterpress, first edition, Toothpaste Press, 1977, signed & inscribed. Lunch in Fur - saddlestiched, first edition, Truck Press, 1978 , signed & inscribed.
Curious Data - saddlestiched, first edition, White Pine Press, 1978 , signed & inscribed. Also includes a signed postcard of one section of the poem.
With Ruth In Mind - trade paper, first edition, Station Hill Press, 1979.

David Ignatow Collection ($25)
New and Selected Poems 1970-1985 - trade paper, first edition, Wesleyan University Press, 1986.
The Animal in the Bush - saddlestiched, first edition, Slow Loris Press, 1977, signed and inscribed.
Living is What I Wanted: Last Poems - trade paper, first edition, BOA Editions, 1999.

W P Kinsella Collection ($25)
Scars - trade paper, first edition, Oberon Press, 1978, signed, 2nd book.
Born Indian - trade paper, first edition, Oberon Press, 1981, 3rd book.

James Koller Collection ($75)
Some Cows - saddlestiched, first edition, Coyote Press, 1966, signed.
Back River - saddlestiched, first edition, Blackberry Press, 1981.
Andiamo - saddlestiched, first edition, Great Raven Press, 1978. Contains poems by Koller, Beltrametti, and Hoogstraten.
The Bone Show - trade paper, first edition, Coyote Press, 2004.
Intransit: The Koller issue 1966 - trade paper, first edition, Toad Press, 1966. Includes work by Koller, Whalen, Kyger and others.
The Savage: Koller Issue Winter 1973 - Special issue dedicated to Koller’s work and contains both poetry and fiction.
Foot 4 1977 - saddlestiched. Contains poems by Koller, McNaughton and others.

John Logan Collection - ($75)
Ghosts of the Heart - trade paper, first edition, University of Chicago Press, 1960, signed. Cycle for Mother Cabrini - trade paper, second edition, Cloud Marauder Press, 1971, signed.
Only the Dreamer Can Change the Dream: Selected Poems - trade paper, first edition, The Ecco Press, 1981, signed.
The Bridge of Change: Poems 1974-1980 - trade paper, first edition, BOA Editions, 1981, signed.
The Poem as Relic - trade paper, first edition, Poetry Room, University of Buffalo, 1989.

Peter Matthiessen Collection ($40)
At Play in the Fields of the Lord - mass market paper, third printing, Bantam, 1978. signed. The Snow Leopard - mass market paper, second printing, Bantam, 1979. signed & inscribed. Far Tortuga - mass market paper, fourth printing, Bantam, 1976. signed.

Howard McCord Collection ($25)
The Fire Vision - saddlestiched, first edition, Two Window Press, 1970. Gnomonology - saddlestiched, first edition, Sand Dollar, 1971.
Maps - trade paper, first edition, Kayak Books, 1971.
Mirrors - saddlestiched, first edition, Stone Marrow Press, 1973.


Howard Norman Collection ($50)
The Woe Shirt: Caribbean Folk Tales - trade paper, first edition, Graywolf Press, 1980, signed & inscribed.
Where the Chill Came From - trade paper, first edition, North Point Press, 1982, signed & inscribed.

Charles Olson Collection ($25)
The Maximus Poems - trade paper, first edition, Jargon/ Corinth Books, 1960.
A Bibliography on America for Ed Dorn - trade paper, third edition, Four Seasons Foundation, 1964.

Mary Oliver Collection ($25)
Twelve Moons - trade paper, first edition, Little Brown, 1979.
American Primitive - trade paper, first edition, Atlantic - Little Brown, 1983. White Pine - trade paper, first edition, Harcourt Brace, 1991.


Michael Ondaatje Collection ($50)
The Collected Works of Billy the Kid - trade paper, second printing, House of Anansi Press, 1972.
Running with the Family - trade paper, first Canadian edition, McClelland & Steward Ltd , 1983.
Running with the Family - first appearance in The Capilano Review 1979 - early excerpt different from the finished book.
Secular Love - trade paper, first edition, Coach House Press, 1984. Handwriting - trade paper, first edition, Vintage Canada , 2000.

Joel Oppenheimer Collection - ($400)
Books
The Dutiful Son - saddlestiched, second printing, Totem Press, 1961 , signed & inscribed. The Love Bit - saddlestiched, first edition, Totem Press, 1962 , signed & inscribed.
In Time: Poems 1962-1968 - cloth, first edition, Bobbs Merrill, 1969, signed.
On Occasion - trade paper, first edition, Bobbs Merrill, 1973, signed & inscribed.
Pan’s Eyes - trade paper, second printing, Mulch Press, 1974, signed & inscribed.
The Woman Poems - trade paper, first edition, Bobbs Merrill, 1975, signed & inscribed.
Names, Dates & Places - trade paper, first edition, Saint Andrews Press, 1978, signed & inscribed.
Just Friends/ Friends & Lovers: Poems 1959-1961 - trade paper, first edition, The Jargon Society, 1980, signed.
Houses - saddlestiched, first edition, White Pine Press, 1981 , signed.
The Progression Begins - saddlestiched, first edition, #magazine special issue, 1981 , signed & inscribed.
At Fifty - trade paper, first edition, Saint Andrews Press, 1982, signed & inscribed.
The Ghost Lover - saddlestiched, first edition, Arthur Mann Kaye, 1983, signed & inscribed.

Poetry, the Ecology of the Soul: talks and Selected Poems - cloth, first edition, White Pine Press, 1983, signed & inscribed. Cloth edition limited to 30 copies.
Why Not - letterpress cloth, first edition, Press of the Good Mountain, 1985, signed.
Why Not - trade paper, first trade edition, White Pine Press, 1987.

Broadsides, Magazines, and Misc
The Only Anarchist General - folded broadside, first edition, Arthur Mann Kaye, 1980, signed & inscribed.
2 from At Fifty - folded broadside, first edition, Arthur Mann Kaye, 1982, signed & inscribed.
It is Such - folded broadside, first edition, Christmas Broadside,Lockwood Memorial Library, 1979, signed & inscribed.
from At Fifty - poem on shipping tag, first edition, Arts End Shipping Tag Poems, 1982, signed & inscribed.
Joel Oppenheimer: A Checklist of His Writings - George Butterick, The University of Connecticut Library, 1975.
17-18 April 1961: A Poem - folded broadside, first edition, Press of the Black Flag Rising, nd, signed & inscribed.
For Max & Ted Berrigan - broadside, first edition, Black Mesa Press, 1984, signed & inscribed.
The Niagara Magazine:Poets of New York - Issue 12/13 Fall 1980 - contains Oppenheimer poems: “Spring” and “The Garden”.
Credences: Issue 8/9 - 1980 - contains Oppenheimer poem “A Beginning”
Swift Kick No. 1 - contains Oppenheimer’s poems “The Correspondents” and “3AM”.


Jerome Rothenberg Collection ($75)
A Seneca Journal - trade paper, first edition, New Directions, 1978, signed. Poland/1931 - cloth, first edition, New Directions, 1974, signed.
Altar Pieces - trade paper, first edition, Station Hill, 1980.
Seedings - trade paper, first edition, New Directions, 1996, signed.

A Book of Witness - trade paper, first edition, New Directions, 2003. Shaking the Pumpkin - trade paper, first edition, Doubleday Anchor, 1972. America A Prophecy - trade paper, first edition, Vintage Books, 1974.

Charles Simic Collection ($75)
The Book of Gods and Devils - trade paper, first edition, Harcourt Brace, 1990. Hotel Insomnia - trade paper, first edition, Harcourt Brace, 1992.
Dime-Store Alchemy - cloth, first edition, Ecco Press, 1992.

A Wedding in Hell - trade paper, first edition, Harcourt Brace, 1994. Walking the Black Cat - trade paper, first edition, Harcourt Brace, 1996. Night Picnic - cloth, first edition, Harcourt Brace, 2001.
Jack Straws - cloth, first edition, Harcourt Brace, 1999.

The Unemployed Fortune-Teller - trade paper, first edition, University of Michigan Press, 1994. Orphan Factory - trade paper, first edition, University of Michigan Press, 1997.

Robert Sund Collection - ($35)
Ish River - trade paper, first edition, North Point Press, 1983.
Shack Medicine - trade paper, first edition, The Poet’s House Press, 1992.
Poems from Ish River County - trade paper, bound galley, Shoemaker & Hoard, 2004.


Franz Wright Collection ($200)
The One Whose Eyes Open When You Close Your Eyes - cloth, first edition, Pym-Randell Press, 1982, signed and inscribed.
Going North in Winter - saddlestiched, first edition, The Gray House Press, 1986, signed and inscribed.
The Earth Without You - trade paper, first edition, Cleveland Poets Series, 1980.

James Wright Collection - ($200)
A Reply to Matthew Arnold - saddlestiched, first edition, Logbridge-Rhodes, 1981. Leave it to the Sunlight - saddlestiched, first edition, Logbridge-Rhodes, 1981.
A Secret Field: Selections from the Final Journals - saddlestiched, first edition, Logbridge- Rhodes, 1985.
The Summers of James and Annie Wright - trade paper, first edition, The Sheep Meadow Press, 1981.
Moments of the Italian Summer - trade paper, first edition, Dryad Press, 1976.
In Defense Against This Exile: Letters to Wayne Burns - trade paper, Genitron Press, 1985.

James Wright: A Profile - trade paper, first edition, Logbridge-Rhodes, 1985. Contains poems from Wright’s books, letters, interviews, and memorials.
Ironwood 10: James Wright Special Issue - 1977 - contains new (at the time) and unpublished poems as well as critical essays by a number of leading poets.
The Ohio Review: Spring/Summer 1977 - contains a feature on Wright with several poems and critical essays by Matthews and others.
James Wright: The Heart of the Light - trade paper, University of Michigan, 1990. Contains a wide range of critical essays focussing on each of his collections.

Jeffery Wright Collection ($15)
Employment of the Apes - saddlestiched, first edition, Chronic Editions, 1981, signed and inscribed.
Take Over - letterpress chapbook, first edition, Toothpaste Press, 1983, signed and inscribed, number one of 500.

Single Books By Various AuthorsRussell Banks - Snow - saddlestiched, first edition, Granite Publications, 1974. ($50)
Tom Clark - The Party - trade paper, first printing, Pentagram Press, 1979, signed & inscribed. ($20)
Sandra Cisneros - The House on Mango Street - trade paperback, first edition, Vintage Books, 1991. Signed and inscribed. ($20)
Thulani Davis - All the Renegade Ghosts Rise - trade paper, first edition, Anemone Press, 1978. ($15)
Ariel Dorfman - Widows - trade paperback, first edition, Adventura/Vintage, 1984. Signed and inscribed. ($20)
Stuart Dybek - The Story of Mist - saddlestiched, first edition, State Street Press, 1983. ($15)
Rosario Ferre - The Youngest Doll - trade paperback, first edition, University of Nebraska Press, 1993. Signed and inscribed. ($20)
Linda Gregg - Too Bright to See - trade paper, first printing, Graywolf Press, 1981, signed & inscribed. ($20)
Angela Jackson - The Man with the White Liver - saddlestiched, first edition, Contact II Publications, 1987 ($15)
Francis Jaffer - Any Time Now - letterpress chapbook, first edition, Effie’s Press, 1977, signed & inscribed. ($15)
Thomas Kinsella - One Fond Embrace - trade paper, first edition, Little Brown & Co, 1988, signed & inscribed. ($20)
B P Nichols - The Martyrology Books 3 & 4 - trade paper, first edition, Coach House Press, 1976, signed. ($50)
Grace Paley - Leaning Forward - trade paper, first edition, Granite Press, 1985, signed and inscribed. ($20)
James Purdy - The Brooklyn Branding Parlors - saddlestiched, first edition, Contact II Publications, 1986 ($15)
Louis Simpson - At the End of the Open Road - trade paper, first edition, Wesleyan University Press, 1963, signed and inscribed. ($15)
Christopher Tilghman - On the Rivershore - saddlestiched, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1990. Limited edition chapbook. ($15) 


FOREIGN POETS:


Pablo Neruda Collection ($350)
Neruda: Absence and Presence - trade paper, first edition, W W Norton, 1990.
Neruda: Retratar la Ausencia - Cloth, first edition, Comunidad de Madrid , 1987. Spanish.
The Art of Birds - Cloth, first edition, University of Texas, 1985.
Towards the Splendid City - trade paper, first edition, The Noonday Press, 1974.
The Yellow Heart - trade paper, first edition, Copper Canyon Press, 1990.
The Book of Questions - trade paper, first edition, Copper Canyon Press, 1991.
The Sea and the Bells - trade paper, first edition, Copper Canyon Press, 1988.
Winter Garden - trade paper, first edition, Copper Canyon Press, 1986.
Stones of Heaven - trade paper, first edition, Copper Canyon Press, 1987.
Heaven Stones - trade paper, first edition, Cross Cultural Communications Press, 1993.
Extravagaria - trade paper, first edition, Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1972. Signed by Alastair Reid, the translator.
Fully Empowered - trade paper, third edition, The Noonday Press, 1982. Signed by Alastair Reid, the translator.
Spain in the Heart - trade paper, first edition, Azul Editions, 1993. Elegy - chapbook, first edition, David Books, 1983.
Incitement to Nixonicide and Praise for the Chilean Revolution - issued as Quixote volume VIII, number 5, 1979.
Fifty Odes - trade paper, second edition, Host Publcations, 2001.
Let the Rail Splitter Awake - trade paper, first edition, International Publishers, 1989. Songs of Protest - trade paper, first edition, William Morrow, 1976.
100 Love Sonnets - trade paper, first edition, Exile Editions, 2004.

Regalo de un Poeta - cloth, first edition, Vergara & Riba Editoras, 2000. Spanish. Love: Ten Poems - trade paper, first edition, Miramax Books, 1995.
Letter to Miguel Otero Silva in Caracas - folded broadside, Curbstone Press, 1982. Canto General - cloth, first edition, University of California Press, 1991.

The Poetry of Pablo Neruda - cloth, first edition, Farrar Straus Giroux, 2003.
Sonnet XIX - letterpress chapbook, Thistlewords Press, 2005, in an edition of 55.
Three Odes - letterpress chapbook, Tangram Press, 2005, in an edition of 150.
Algunos poemas, Algunos Discursos, Algunas Campanas - trade paper, first edition, Ediciones Escaparate, 2001.

Juan Ramon Jimenez Collection ($40)
Three Hundred Poems - translated by Eloise Roach, cloth, University of Texas Press (former library edition with markings).
Stories of Life and Death - translated by Antonio de Nicolas, cloth, first edition, Paragon House Publishers, 1985.
Platero and I - translated by Antonio de Nicolas, trade paper, first edition, Paragon House Publishers, 1985.
God Desired and Desiring - translated by Antonio de Nicolas, trade paper, first edition, Paragon House Publishers, 1987.
The Complete Perfectionist - translated by Christopher Mauer, cloth, first edition, Currency Doubleday, 1997.

Fedrico Garcia Lorca Collection ($35)
The Cricket Sings - trade paperback, first edition, New Directions, 1980. Tree of Song - cloth, first edition, Unicorn Press, 1973.
How a City Sings From November ot November - trade paperback, first edition, Cadmus Editions, 1984.
Poem of the Deep Song - trade paperback, first edition, Sarabande Books, 2006. Selected Verse - trade paperback, first edition, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1994.

Ernesto Cardinal Collection ($35)
Zero Hour - trade paperback, first edition, New Directions, 1980. Signed and inscribed.
Golden UFOs: The Indian Poems - trade paperback, first edition, Indiana University Press, 1992. Signed and inscribed.

Olav Hauge Collection (all editions listed as signed are signed by Hauge) ($200)
Don’t Give Me the Whole Truth: Selected Poems - translated by Fulton, cloth, first edition, Anvil
Press, 1985 signed and inscribed.
Dikt I Sampling - poems, Det Norske Samlaget, 1985.

Selected Poems - translated by Fulton, trade paper, first edition, White Pine Press, 1990, signed and inscribed.

Rolf Jacobsen Collection (all editions listed as signed are signed by Jacobsen) ($200) Breathing Exercise - translated by Grinde, cloth, White Pine Press, 1985, signed by author and
translator.
Night Music - translated by Hedin, trade paper, first edition, State Street Press, 1994.
Did I Know You? - translated by Greenwald, trade paper, first edition, Gydendal Press, 1997. Natt-Apent - (Norwegian), Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, trade paper, 1985, signed and inscribed. Alle Mine Dikt - (Norwegian), Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, cloth, 1990.
Night Open: Selected Poems - translated by Grinde, trade paper, White Pine Press, 1984.


Irish Authors
John Banville
- Long Lankin - trade paper, first edition, Gallery Books, 1984. ($20)
Thomas Kinsella - One Fond Embrace - trade paper, first edition, Peppercanister/ Dedalus Press, 1988. ($20)
Eavan Boland Collection ($30)
Object Lesson - cloth, first edition, Norton, 1995.
In a Time of Violence - cloth, first edition, Norton, 1994.
A Christmas Chalice - folded broadside, University of Buffalo Library, 1994.
Brendan Kennelly ($20)
Love of Ireland: Poems from the Irish - trade paper, first edition, The Mercer Press, 1989, signed.
Moloney Up and at it - trade paper, second edition, The Mercer Press, 1987.
Dennis O’Driscoll ($25)
Hidden Extras - trade paper, first edition, Anvil Press, 1987, signed and inscribed.
Weather Permitting - trade paper, first edition, Anvil Press, 1999.
John F Deane ($35)
Road, with Cypress and Star - trade paper, first edition, Dedalus Press, 1988, signed.
The Stylized City: New and Selected Poems - trade paper, first edition, Dedalus Press, 1991, signed and inscribed.
Far Country - trade paper, first edition, Dedalus Press, 1992, signed.
Walking on Water - trade paper, first edition, Dedalus Press, 1994, signed and inscribed.

Eamon Grennan - What Light There Is - trade paper, first edition, Gallery Books, 1987. ($20)

John Montague Collection ($250)
Death of a Chieftain - trade paper, second edition, Poolbeg Press, 1978, signed and inscribed.
The Rough Field - trade paper, third edition, Dolmen / Wake Forest Press, 1979, signed and inscribed.
Selected Poems - trade paper, first edition, Exile Editions, 1982, signed and inscribed.
The Dead Kingdom - trade paper, first edition, Dolmen / Wake Forest Press, 1984, signed and inscribed.
The Lost Notebook - trade paper, first edition, The Mercier Press, 1987, signed and inscribed. Mount Eagle - trade paper, first edition, The Gallery Press, 1988, signed.
Mount Eagle - trade paper, first edition, Wake Forest Press, 1989, signed and inscribed.
The Figure in the Cave - trade paper, first edition, Syracuse University Press, 1989, signed. Born in Brooklyn - trade paper, first edition, White Pine Press, 1991, signed and inscribed. An Occasion of Sin - trade paper, first edition, White Pine Press, 1992, signed.

The Love Poems - trade paper, first edition, Exile Editions, 1992, signed and inscribed.
Smashing the Piano - trade paper, first edition, The Gallery Press, 1999.
Last Chance - folded broadside, University of Buffalo Library, 1988.
Exile Volume 17 Number 3 - 1993 - Contains Montague’s collection “Time in Armagh” and his translations from the French.
Hill Field: Poems and Memoirs for John Montague - Edited by Thomas Dillon Redshaw, Coffee House Press, 1989.

Tomaz Salamun Collection ($200)
Selected Poems - trade paper, first edition, Ecco Press, 1988.
The Four Questions of Melancholy: New and Selected Poems - trade paper, second edition, White Pine Press, 1988.
The Shepherd, the Hunter - trade paper, first edition, Pedernal Press, 1992.
Homage to Hat & Uncle Guido & Eliot - trade paper, first edition, Arc Press, 1997. British reprint of the Ecco Press Selected Poems.
Feast - cloth, first edition, Harcourt, 2000.
A Ballad for Metka Krasovec - trade paper, first edition, Twisted Spoon Press, 2001.
Poker - trade paper, first edition, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2003.
Blackboards - trade paper, first edition, Saturnalia Press, 2004.
The Book for my Brother - trade paper, first edition, Harcourt, 2006.
There’s the Hand and There’s the Arid Chair - trade paper, first edition, Counterpath Press, 2009, signed and inscribed.
Memory - broadside in folder, Dia Center for the Arts, 1992.
Flower - three broadsides in folder, Center for the Book Arts, 2008, limited edition of 100, signed.
Verse Magazine - 1998, Contains an interview with Salamon and poems. 





~ Kells
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide: Poetry Book Edition (even if you don't write poetry, you can read poetry)

List #2:  Poetry Books for the People in Your Life.

My same note as in List #1 applies to this one too--

The link included will connect you with Amazon because they have the best overall reviews of books and products...

However-- buying your book directly from the publisher or the author when possible is more beneficial to the press or writer.

If you can't do that, then buying from a local independent bookseller is a great choice.  Support your community by shopping locally!

My third choice on where to purchase it would be Amazon. 


Below are some poetry books I recommend--

For Anyone Who Has Ever Been Catholic, Knew Someone Catholic, Is Interested in Catholicism or a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Life in the Convent:


In Broken Latin by Annette Spaulding-Convy


What you wouldn't expect in a book about life in the convent: clove cigarettes, Patsy Cline, midnight-blue Wonderbras, Chanel No.19, a slow comfortable screw against the wall, Madonna (the singer not the virgin).

What you will find in this book about poet who was once a nun: clove cigarettes, Patsy Cline, midnight-blue Wonderbras, Chanel No.19, a slow comfortable screw against the wall, Madonna (the singer not the virgin).  As well as many more things you wouldn't expect to find.

An absolutely amazing, intriguing, and interesting book whether you are Catholic or not.  The writing is fresh and inviting.  The images are unique and remarkable.  This would be a great book for a book club to read and talk about because there is so much in this book that will surprise.

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For Anyone Who Has Never Heard of Rachel Rose:

Song & Spectacle by Rachel Rose



Rachel Rose is a Canadian poet with an international perspective on life.  Her poems are accessible, but always with intrigue and some of the most beautiful lines.  I am always amazed by her ability to create these amazing images with language.

Her viewpoint is one I am drawn too.  She has a wise outlook and doesn't stay away from the political. If you want to see how to write a political poem--read her work. She doesn't rant or rephrase what we already know, but connects the political with the personal, takes it from a statement and brings it into a poem.

I'll be including Rachel's book as my pick for Crab Creek Review's Editors' Choice section.  Yes, it's that good.

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For Anyone Who Is Bored of Poetry or Hasn't Fallen in Love with a Book of Poems Lately--

Slow Lightning (Yale Younger Poets Book Series Winner!) by Eduardo Corral




One of my very favorite poetry books ever.

This is a sensual book and not for the prudish people in your life.

I have been put-off by poets who overuse irony, who keep themselves as the witty narrator narrating their whimsical life while keeping their hands clean of intimacy.  Eduardo does not-- his book invites the reader in and absolutely satisfies in beauty, language, subject.

And there are some subjects in this book that are for adults--so may not be best suited for your conservative parents...or maybe, it's just what they need.


My Amazon Review:

I love this book.  I love Eduardo's images and the way he writes a poem.  It's been a long time since I've fallen in love with a book of poems, but this book has become an absolute favorite of mine.  Filled with references to artwork and artists, this books explores relationships, where we our in our own world, and moves in and out of English and Spanish beautifully.  These are emotionally honest poems sensual and without the distance many poets put between themselves and their work.  Just beauty, absolute beauty.

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For Anyone Who Needs a Good Book of Poetry by a Great Storyteller--

Crush by Richard Siken



It took me a while to figure out if the image on the cover was a thumb or a cigar-- it's a thumb.

Crush, a Yale Younger Poets Book winner!  From a few years back, but killer lines and can Richard tell a story.  He can also keep a long poem going without anyone getting bored and dropping out.

Beauty, sorrow, humor, and just fantastic writing in this book.

This book never leaves my desk.

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For Anyone Enjoys Longer Poems or Needs a Lesson on How to Title A Poem

Balloon Pop Outlaw Black by Patricia Lockwood



The book is just fresh.  From the title page taking up two pages in gigantic font to this line: literature opens among the leaves like so many/seed catalogues.

And I mentioned that she writes awesome titles, here are some of them:
"When We Move Away From Here, You'll See A Clean Square of Paper Where His Picture Hung"
"The Cartoon's Mother Builds a House in Hammerspace" 
"The Front Half and the Back Half of a Horse in Conversation" 
"Children With Lamps Pouring Out of Their Foreheads"  
"Killed With an Apple Corer, She Asks What Does That Make Me"


Yes, she rocks.  As does Octopus Books who published it.

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For Anyone Who is Interested in History, the Environment, Nuclear Power, or Washington State:

Plume by Kathleen Flenniken




Kathleen was born in Hanford or what some have called Atomic City.  These poems explore the relationship and history of this town, "downwinders" (what the called the folks who lived downwind of the nuclear reactor), and her coming to terms with her hometown.

Kathleen is an amazing poet and our state's poet laureate.

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For Anyone Who Loved The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion--

The Bled by Frances McCue




Frances' book beat out my book as the winner for the Washington State Book Award in Poetry and she deserves it for writing this incredible book about her husband's death.  She is an incredible poet and has a steady hand when dealing with a topic that may lead others into sentimental land.  Her writing is intimate, beautiful, and powerful.

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For Anyone Who Can See the Humor in the Po' Biz:

The 6.5 Practices of Moderately Successful Poets by Jeffery Skinner



First, this is a "memoir" not a book of poems.
Second, it is quite funny.
Third, I am about 1/3 into it, so I can't give it a full review, but so far, I'm enjoying it and everyone on Amazon gave it 5 stars (except for one 4 star review).

I will say, I was annoyed in the very opening because he says "firemen" instead of "firefighters" (then does it again), but I got over that, and am really enjoying this book.

It's fun to be laughed at and he's laughing at himself just as much.

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For Anyone Who Loves Interviews and Looking Inside a Poet's Mind:

Poetry in Person: 25 Years of Conversations with America's Poets by Andrew Neubauer


I love this book.  It's on my nightstand and is pure pleasure for me, as a poet myself, before bed.   I can't say enough about this book if you love reading interviews as I do.  Just one interesting thought after another.  It's as if I'm having a conversation with two others about poetry and I have taken the role of listener.

This book just makes my heart swell in that happy poetry way.


For Anyone Who Likes a Good Read, I Give You a Large Group of Books I Love Written By My Friends--

Even though they weren't written this year, I still call these my favorites. 



~ Kells

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Confession Tuesday... Sickness & NEAs

What my head feels like as I confess...


Dear Reader,

It's been one week, one full Thanksgiving, and waking up sick today since I've last written.  My head is hazy so I better get going.

To the confessional--

I hate being sick.  I feel as if it's a waste of time.  And I confess, I have been sick more in the last three months than I was all last year.  I'm not sure why my immune system is down, but it definitely is.

And I'm a terrible sick person because I feel as if I'll never be well again or have energy.  I feel as if I'm wasting my life.  I know, I'm also quite good at exaggeration as a sick person.

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I confess while I was not one of the NEA Grant winners, I do know quite a few of them (which is like saying, "While I don't live on the island, I'm quite familiar with the palm trees" or something like that).

Here's the list.

One day I will be a winner, not just a participant...she says in her sick voice.

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I confess I've been writing odd tweets on Twitter about writing.  (You can follow me here.)  I've been bored with Twitter lately, and while they are not as good as Patricia Lockwood's poetry sexts, they are keeping my fingers busy when I'm not writing poems.  (Wait, I haven't been writing poems!)

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I confess I still have at least two more lists of books that I loved this year to share.  Tomorrow will be my poetry list.  But I also have a short list of eBooks and long list of nonfiction/memoir books I read and loved this year.

I must say, there were a lot of great books out this year (no, I did not read Shades of Grey, nor will ever).  There are never enough books in the world.  Keep writing.  Get them out in the world.

Amen.

~ Kells

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Holiday Gift Book Guide: Gifts for Readers, Writers, & Others #shopping



It's that time of year when we need to find the best gift for our friends and family.  I have read a lot this last year and in these next few posts will share with you my favorite reads and favorite things.

A couple things--

The link included will connect you with Amazon because they have the best overall reviews of books and products...

However-- buying your book directly from the publisher or the author when possible is more beneficial to the press or writer.

If you can't do that, then buying from a local independent bookseller is a great choice.  Support your community by shopping locally!

My third choice on where to purchase it would be Amazon.


So here are some of the books I recommend this year for the people in your life--


For the Poets:

Poet Market 2013, edited by Robert Lee Brewer




The perfect gift for poets.  Not just journals, but articles for poets as well.  And a special activation code to get a one-year one-genre subscription at writersmarket.com

 Full disclosure-- I have a poem in this edition, which makes me love it even more!

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For the Student or Anyone in your Life who Loves to Learn:

PONDERABLES: The Series, edited by Tom Jackson--




The Elements An Illustrated History of the Periodic Table (Ponderables) [Hardcover] 


The Universe An Illustrated History of Astronomy (Ponderables) [Hardcover]


Mathematics An Illustrated History of Numbers (Ponderables) [Hardcover]


Ponderables is a new series of beautifully designed illustrated books tackling some of the oldest most important subjects in history. Beginning with “The Elements: An Illustrated History of the Periodic Table,” “Mathematics: An Illustrated History of Numbers,” and “The Universe: An Illustrated History of Astronomy,” each authoritative and lively text, using 100 milestone facts and lavish illustrations combined with stories to enhance understanding. A removable fold-out concertina is neatly housed at the back of each book, with a 12-page timeline and more. All 3 books are published by Shelter Harbor Press.


Specifications for all books:
Trim Size: 9.25 x 11.20
144-page book plus a 24-page removable fold-out concertina filled with 1000′s of facts
Illustrations: approx. 300
Publication Date: October 9, 2012
Retail Price: $24.95 US - $29.95 CAN
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I recently went to a silent auction and this was the most popular item (along with the Stewart McClean Vinyl Cafe tickets). There were four women who circled around this set of books until closing time. I knew they had to be special with that kind of interest.  

And yes, they are beautiful books for those of us who love this kind of stuff!  Also, great for teachers too!  Very hardy and a great size!

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For Anyone Interested in Adding a Little Spirituality and More Meaning to their Lives: 

In Seven Thousand Ways to Listen, Nepo offers ancient and contemporary practices to help us stay close to what is sacred. In this beautifully written spiritual memoir, Nepo explores the transformational journey with his characteristic insight and grace. He unfolds the many gifts and challenges of deep listening as we are asked to reflect on the life we are given. A moving exploration of self and our relationship to others and the world around us, Seven Thousand Ways to Listen unpacks the many ways we are called to redefine ourselves and to name what is meaningful as we move through the changes that come from experience and aging and the challenge of surviving loss.


This is one of the top-selling books in my local indie bookstore.  And the book mentioned Wallace Stevens & Beethoven, which I appreciated immediately.

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For Anyone who Loves Reading Other People's Mail or the Kurt Vonnegut Fan--





I just learned this was available through this article and checked it out at my local bookstore.

Here's the SLATE article in which I learned about this book and a wonderful sample letter.

If you're a letter-lover like I am, you'll enjoy this walk into other people's mail.

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For Anyone Who is a Beatles/John Lennon fan, or Again, Loves Reading what Creative People Write When No One is Watching--


The John Lennon Letters (also hardback)

So I innocently go into my bookstore to find Kurt V's letters and right next to it is John Lennon's letters!  This is the most beautiful book.  And is on my own Christmas list.

The paper used to create this book is thick and wonderful, and seeing John's drawings, photos, and handwriting throughout was a treat.

I would actually rate this book higher than the Vonnegut book just for the visual elements throughout.

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For Bloggers, Twitter Users, Facebook Friends, and Anyone Who Wants Their Small Messages to be Noticed:

Microstyle: The Art of Writing Little by Christopher Johnson


Welcome to the age of the incredible shrinking message. Your guide to this new landscape, Christopher Johnson reveals the once-secret knowledge of poets, copywriters, brand namers, political speechwriters, and other professional verbal miniaturists. Each chapter discusses one tool that helps short messages grab attention, communicate instantly, stick in the mind, and roll off the tongue. Piled high with examples from corporate slogans to movie titles to product names, Microstyle shows readers how to say the most with the least, while offering a lively romp through the historic transformation of mass media into the media of the personal.


Okay, this book got mixed reviews on Amazon and I think I understand why.  Some of the info in here, I already knew or figured out for myself.  Though there was new info and new ways of looking at things in here.  I personally was interested in the section on naming things and titles.

I could tell the author enjoyed sharing information and what he'd learned, which was what I found interesting in the book, but I'm wondering if what I liked about the book--learning about how things came to be in advertising or businesses, etc.--was what others disliked it for.

I think wordpeople would like this, people who want more of a "how to" guide will not.

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For the Capricorns and Organizers in the Family--

Get-It-Done-Guy's 9 Step to Work Less and Do More by Stever Robbins



First, let me say for the record, I am a nerd.  I love to organize and I love labels.  I love doing things efficiently and better than before.  I like helpful hints and being getting stuff done.

I am such a nerd that I bought this book as an audio book and liked it so much, I went out and bought a paper copy too.  Yes, I have to copies of the same book because I'm a weirdo.

Also, I *loved* that this book was written by a man (who also seems organizationally nerdy) because he is right to the point and had a different perspective from some of these books I've read written by women.


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Okay, this is just a touch of all the books I have to recommend.  I swear, I am one book away from being on Hoarders...

I still have poetry books, humor, soul searching... more on the next list.  Not to mention, my favorite gifts for writers!



~ Kells

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