Update: this parcel has been located. (8/5/2020)
Please contact James Goldwasser at 917.541.1848 if you know the whereabouts of any of these items. They were sent on July 9th and marked as delivered by USPS, but were not.
1. Sanchez, Sonia. Wounded in the House of a Friend. Boston: Beacon Press, (1995). First edition. 8vo, 94pp; cloth-backed boards. Fine in dust jacket in - dust jacket. Boards.
Inscribed on the front flyleaf: "To Brother Max Roach - A genius man. A friend! An innovator. So good that you're on this earth! I love you! Love, Sonia, Phila. 6/3/95" (203748)
2. Sanchez, Sonia. It's a New Day: (poems for young brothas and sistuhs). Detroit: Broadside Press, (1971). First edition. 8vo, 29pp; pamphlet in printed wrappers, stapled, with order form in rear. Trifle rubbed, very good. (203865)
3. Sanchez, Sonia. A Sound Investment: short stories for young readers. . . Illustrations by Larry Crowe. (Chicago: Third World Press, 1980). First edition. 8vo, pp; pamphlet in stapled wrappers. Very Good.
Inscribed and signed by Sanchez on the dedication page. (203871)
4. Jackson, Angela. Voo Doo / Love Magic. Chicago: Third World Press, (1974). First edition. 8vo, 23pp; pamphlet in printed wrappers, stapled. Fine. (203875)
5. Sanchez, Sonia. We a Baddddd People: Introduction by Dudley Randall. Detroit: Broadside Press, (1970). First edition. 8vo, 72pp, wrappers, stapled. Just about fine.
Inscribed by the publisher to Gwendolyn Brooks: "To Gwendolyn, from Dudley, Jue 26, 1970." (203953)
6. Lorde, Audre. From a Land Where Other People Live. Detroit: Broadside Press, (1973). First edition. 8vo, 46pp, with publisher's order form in rear; wrappers. Slight sun toward spine, fine.
Lorde's powerful, lyrical, frankly lesbian-feminist writing in the largely phallocentric Black Arts movement was a key critical voice with and beyond the movement. This book, her third collection of poems and first with Broadside Press, was nominated for the National Book Award. (203963)
7. Brooks, Gwendolyn. Report from Part Two. Chicago: Third World Press, (1996). First edition. 8vo, 170pp; wrappers. Fine.
Briefly inscribed and signed by Brooks (203979)
8. Rodgers, Carolyn. Songs of a Black Bird: Introduction by David Llorens. (Chicago: Third World Press, 1969). First edition. 8vo, unpag. mimeo pamphlet in wrappers, stapled. Crease affecting rear corner and last two leaves; lightly toned, fine.
The poet's uncommon third book, in an superb presentation copy, inscribed to the poet and influential publisher, co-founder with Rogers of the Third World Press, Don L. Lee: "To Don, the master poet & truth-dealer. Peace & love, Carolyn M. Rogers." The recipient evidently passed the book along to Gwendolyn Brooks, in whose library we acquired it. (204146)
9. Brooks, Gwendolyn. Children Coming Home. Chicago: The David Company, (1991). First Edition. 4to, 40pp (i.e. 20 printed on rectos only) Near fine.
A nice presentation copy, inscribed by Brooks on the front flyleaf for Los Angeles poet Wanda Coleman and her husband, dated 2000. The occasion for the inscription was the awards ceremony at the Academy of American Poets, and loosely inserted is a color photograph of Coleman with Brooks and fellow poet Haki R. Madhubuti at the event. (205918)
10. Brooks, Gwendolyn. We Real Cool: The Pool Players Seven at the Golden Shovel. Detroit: Broadside Press, 1966. First Separate Edition. Broadside, approx. 8-1/2 X 12 in. screenprinted on one side only. Faint dampstain to lower corner; ink marks to blank verso from still-wet printed being stacked together.
Exceedingly scarce broadside printing of one of Brooks's most celebrated poems, designed by Cledie Taylor to suggest hand-lettering on a chalkboard. This was Brooks's first publication with Dudley Randall's press, part of his first series of Broadsides, for which he named it. Randall met Brooks at the Fisk University writer's conference in 1966 and asked if he might use a poem for his press, founded in Detroit just the previous year. When she offered him anything he wanted, he chose this poem from her 1960 collection The Bean Eaters. The broadside marked the beginning of a long and fruitful friendship between them. (205920)
11. Walker, Margaret. October Journey. Detroit: Broadside Press, (1973). First Edition. 8vo, 38pp in wrappers, stapled. Fine.
An advance review copy, with publisher's slip inserted. there was no hardcover issue of this title. (205936)
12. Sanchez, Sister Sonia. A Blues Book for Blue Black Magical Women. Detroit: Broadside Press, (1974). First Edition. 8vo, 62pp, perfect bound in printed wrappers. Very slightly rubbed; fine.
A nice copy of the softcover issue, with cover art by Ademola Olugebefola (205937)
13. Madgett, Naomi Long. Pink Ladies in the Afternoon: New Poems, 1965-1971. Detroit: Lotus Press, 1972. First Edition. 8vo, 63pp, perfect bound in printed wrappers. Corner of rear wrapper clipped, with resultant toning to the corner of the last leaf; a bit used, very good.
The first book produced by the poet's own Lotus Press, which she founded in 1972 on the model of fellow Detroit poet Dudley Randall's Broadside Press. This copy is from the library of Gwendolyn Brooks, with a gift inscription to her on the half title page, and another inscription on the inside front wrapper. (205944)
14. Giovanni, Nikki. Black Judgement. Detroit: Broadside Press, (1973). Eighth printing. Small 4to, 36ppm with order form in rear; printed wrappers, stapled. A bit of surface soil, tips bumped; very good.
Giovanni's second book, first printed in 1968. This copy belonged to D.H. Melhem and has her discreet ownership signature on the inside front wrapper. (205948)
15. Giovanni, Nikki. Re:Creation. Detroit: Broadside Press, (1976). Fifth printing. 8vo, 48pp; printed wrappers, stapled. Fine.
First published in 1970. Features a dramatic photomontage cover by Chester Higgins, Jr. (205953)
16. (Periodical) Brooks, Gwendolyn (editor). The Black Position: Number 1, 2, 3, and 4, all published. Detroit/Chicago: Broadside Press/Black Position Press, 1971-1976. 4 vols., one 4to and three 8vos; 16, 47, 79, 36pp in self-wrappers, stapled. Toning to the spines of the smaller volumes, otherwise fine.
Irregular "Annual" that Brooks edited, the first two issues (1971 and 1972) with Dudley Randall's Broadside Press and the second two (1973 and 1976) published by Brooks herself. Contributors included Hoyt Fuller, Lerone Bennett, Don L. Lee, Larry Neal, Carolyn M. Rodgers, Addison Gayle, Chancellor Williams, Keorapetse Kgositsile, and Brooks's daughter, Nora Blakely. It is unlikely that these annuals got widespread commercial distribution beyond a subscriber base and it is likely that most went to libraries. It is unaccountably scarce in the trade. (205980)