1983 · Winston Salem, North Carolina
The poems all original and not previously published. Philip Booth. Beyond Equinox. John Ciardi. Audit at Key West. Donald Davie. Church of Ireland for Barbara Hayley. Anthony Hecht. Humoresque. Passengers will please refrain from flushing toilets while the train is standing in the station. I love you. James Merrill. Sentimental colloquy W.S. Merwin. Berryman. Howard Moss. To the Islands. Howard Nemerov. The Air Force Museum at Dayton. Karl Shapiro. The Sawdust Logs for Bill Everson. Louis Simpson. The Unwritten Poem. W.D. Snodgrass. Mutability. Radcliffe Squires. The Envoy. William Stafford. Arrival. Mark Strand. Always for Charles Simic. John Updike. Two Sonnets Whose Titles Came to Me Simultaneously.
The publisher of Palaemon Press is Stuart Wright (b. 1948-). Wright founded the Press in Winston Salem, North Carolina, in 1977. The Press published books, pamphlets and broadsides, primarily by Southern authors, and in most cases offering the first printing or first separate appearance of the work Most of the press' offerings were limited editions, but in the later years it published trade editions as well. Palaemon Press published its last works in 1985.
Wright also published works under his own name. Stuart Wright was born in Roxboro, North Carolina, graduated from Wake Forest University with a B.A. degree in German and Music. Wright later completed two master's degrees at Wake Forest. Wright had a long career teaching at Wake Forest. He also was an important publisher of bibliographical works on American authorincluding those of Donald Davie, James Dickey, Richard Eberhart, William Goyen, Randall Jarrell, Andrew Lytle, Walker Percy, Peter Taylor, as well as checklists of the writings of Henry Taylor, Robert Morgan and Charles Wright. Wright was also a major collector of books and manuscripts of American authors, mainly from the South. His collection was donated to Eastern Carolina University in 2011. Wright's personal paper have been donated to Duke University's Rubenstein collection (Inventory #: 983808)