1979 · N. Y.
by LEVINE, Philip
N. Y.: Atheneum, 1979. First trade edition, a paperback original. Presentation copy with a lengthy inscription to Levine's fellow student in John Berryman's class at the University of Iowa, fellow poet Jane Cooper: "May 3, '79 San Francisco. Dear Jane, We are 23 floors up breathing the pure air that pours down from heaven + seems oddly to have its own smog. While at such height I thought, why not have a book or two? - up here you lose touch. When I get back to earth, to Fresno will I find my poems have made their way into the hearts of millions or like their brothers + sisters will they be snoozing in libraries. Hope all goes well. Love, Phil. Fine copy. 8vo, glossy wrappers. Fine copy. (Inventory #: 20505)