Poems from the Floating World, Volume 5

New York, NY: Hawk's Well Press, 1963. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. The fifth volume in the series of poetry anthologies compiled & edited by Jerome Rothenberg, the renowned poet & ethnopoeticist, published by his imprint, Hawk's Well Press. This issue features poems by Beat Generation & other important figures including Robert Duncan ("Four Songs the Night-Nurse Sang"); Harry Fainlight ("Sussicran"); David Ignatow ("At Home"); Robert Kelly ("The Road at the Edge of the Draw" dedicated to Rothenberg); W.S. Merwin ("Walk-Up" & "The Present"); Jack Micheline ("Poem"); Rothenberg himself ("A Journey Between Summers" dedicated to Kelly & Octavio Paz, & "Marriage Rights: Arnhem Land, Australia") & many others. A beautiful production in larger format than previous issues in this rare & important series. In near-fine condition with only mild browning, creasing & rubbing to front, back covers & stapled spine; bumps at top & bottom corners of spine; light creases emanating therefrom at spine-edges of front & back covers; mild chipping & creasing of cover edges extending beyond interior; series of four tiny chip-perforations at upper right corner & below at upper right edge of front cover, extending slightly into right edge of text block; staples beginning to rust. Interior very fine except for very mild creasing of some pages & as noted above. Near Fine. [Item #2128]

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