Boston: David Godine, 2007. Hardcover. First edition of this lovely book about four of the most eminent poets of the past century. It is signed on the title page by artist Barry Moser, and specially signed by Donald Hall and Maxine Kumin under their portraits. Each poet profile is based on intimate personal interviews exploring the landscapes, lives, and artistic achievements of the four poets. Several poems are woven into each essay. The book is both designed and illustrated by famed wood engraver Barry Moser. He provides a sensitive full page portrait of each poet as well as charming spot illustrations. Bound in brown cloth with tan cloth spine with brown titling. In an illustrated dust jacket with titling in blue and red to cover and spine. Both the dust jacket and book are in fine condition. 90 pages. POET/071218. Fine / Fine.
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Iowa: Windhover Press, 1995. Paperback. 1 of 250 copies. K.K. Merker founded the Windhover Press at the University of Iowa duing the 1980s. The poems included in this book "were discovered after the publication of 'The Collected Poems of Weldon Kees' ... They anticipate the bitter, unconsoling voice that matured in later work." Fine in blue paper wrappers with paper title label to front cover. Illustrated with one engraving by Barry Moser. Pristine. Printed on Fabriano paper in handset Romanee type. Unpaginated. 24 pages. PRI/071212. Fine.