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Author: Swenson, May
Price: $12.50
Publisher Location: New York
Publisher: Knopf
Year Published: 1987
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First edition
Burgundy cloth in dust jacket; 8vo. 128 pp. A substantial collection of new poems, published in the year she received the MacArthur "genius" Award. This was her final collection; she died in 1989. Swenson succeeded Elizabeth Bishop as the chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, and in 1981 won the Bollingen Prize. She was long associated with The New Yorker where her poems were frequently published beginning in the forties. This book was a lovely tribute to her, with blurbs from the likes of Merrill, Oliver, Hollander, Van Duyn et al; additionally, nicely printed and bound by Halliday Lithographers. An internal review copy slip laid in. The top edge of the jacket is a bit creased, otherwise quite an as new copy (in a removable protective archoval cover).