TIGERS & OTHER LILIES
New York: Atheneum, 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. Blue-green cloth in dust jacket; tall 8vo. 40 pp. Inscribed by the poet to William Shawn. Humorous poems on plants with animal names, ilus. by F. H. Belli. Bottom tips lightly bumped else fine copy in a very near fine dust jacket (in removable archival covers). An exceptional association copy. Fine / near fine. Item #12685
William Shawn was the legendary editor at The New Yorker working there for 53 years until he was ousted by new owners in 1987. Moss was the poetry editor at The New Yorker for 39 years his tenure ending with his death in 1987. Moss won the National Book Award for Poetry in 1972.
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