Item #29982 American Decade: 68 Poems for the First Time in an Anthology. Tom Boggs.

American Decade: 68 Poems for the First Time in an Anthology

Cummington, MA: The Cummington Press, 1943. First Edition. Hardcover. First trade edition. Limited to 1 of 475 copies. This book "presents the collected evidence that many poets wrote living poems while their country went through depression and 'recovery' into war. It is as though these events had liberated poetry from the subjectivity, prettiness, and posing that dominated it in the late 'twenties. The poets have become more and more rapt up in the conditions of existence ... In this collection, thirty poets, most of them young, have created our country, compounded it of experience and possibility. Tom Boggs has read some 500,000 poems to select these 68 that have never been in an anthology before and that savor life in this new world and transmute it into an experience and savor of words for us" (jacket).

Bright blue cloth covered boards with white title to spine. One small spot of soiling to front board. Book plate of Virginia Weaver on front pastedown. Minor toning to margins. Slight musty smell. Else is clean and bright with many unopened pages. Beige dust jacket with blue title to front and spine panels. Moderate wear to dust jacket includes heavy chipping, large portion of rear panel missing, as well as small spots of foxing and browning. Dust jacket housed in protective sleeve. Includes Robert Frost, E.E. Cummings, Karl Jay Shapiro, Wallace Stevens, Elizabeth Bishop, Weldon Kees, and William Carlos Williams. 93 pages. POE/102416.
Near Fine / Good.

Item #29982

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