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Author: Walcott, Derek; Frank Collymore (ed.)
Price: $275.00
Publisher Location: St. Michaels, Barbados
Publisher: The Young Men's Progressive Club
Year Published: 1950
Book Condition: Very good -
Edition: First edition
Blue printed stapled wrappers; small 8vo. Pp. 273-360. Two poems by the precocious Derek Walcott "The Testament of Poverty" and "Letter to Margaret". An advertisement for his book HENRI CHRISTOPHE a play. These poems published when the future Nobel Prize winner was 20, and three years prior to his move to Trinidad where he began to make his reputation. BIM was a long-running literary journal edited by Frank Collymore; Walcott appeared in two previous issues of the magazine (according to the index in the present issue). These earliest poems including the ones in this issue have not yet been collected. Walcott continued to publish in BIM for over a decade. About very good. Very scarce. Terrific ads, illustrations.