Pittsburgh: Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 1983.
First Edition. Paperback. An admittedly worn but still sound and attractive signed 1983 first printing of this second published poetry collection by Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize winner and first Black Poet Laureate of the United States of America.
Signed and inscribed to previous owner by Rita Dove: "for Mary, on a snowy day in Rochester, with all best wishes-- Yours, Rita Dove 4 March 85." 8 3/8" X 5 1/2". 77pp, [iii]. Bound in glossy pictorial wraps featuring artwork by Christian Schad. Moderate wear to binding, with slight lift upward to upper wrap, toning to rear, and foxing to edges of text block. Heavy foxing to preliminary pages, with occasional foxing to fore-edge side of pages throughout. Good. Item #12390