MISS LAURA. Helen Adam.

MISS LAURA

n. p. White Rabbit, 1967. First edition. Paperback. Folded broadside (as issued) laid into purple printed wrappers. 100 copies: "for friends of the poet & the press". A long poem mostly rhyming couplets of a Southern love affair between a black man and a white girl gone bad: “Black is the colour of my true love’s skin./ White girl, black man, where is the sin?”. Fine. Anacapa B2. As New. Item #11083

Adam was included in Donald Allen's influential anthology of avant-garde poets: The New American Anthology 1945 - 1960, but she was much older than the Beats (her first book was ublished in 1923), and wrote in very traditional verse.

Price: $35.00

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