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THE KINGFISHER

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Author: Clampitt, Amy
Price: $275.00
Publisher Location: New York
Publisher: Knopf
Year Published: 1983
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First edition
Green cloth in dust jacket; 8vo. 149 pp. This copy inscribed by the poet rather poetically: "For Alfred -- Swan brother/ discovered with delight/ and hope of many more/ exchanges out past/ the realm of prose/ Amy/ February , 8, 1983". Alfred is the poet Alfred Corn who would review Clampitt's second book for the New York Times. He also held the Amy Clampitt Residency established by her husband. A nice association copy of the poet's third and first regulalry published book. Knopf Poetry Series no. 9. Published simultaneously in trade paper, this hardcover issue sold quickly, many going to libraries. It has never been common. A fine copy in a very near fine dust jacket.