Cities Burning. Dudley Randall.
Cities Burning
Cities Burning

Cities Burning

Detroit, MI: Broadside Press, 1968 (1970). Third Printing. Stapled Wrappers. Signed by Dudley Randall. In 1965, poet Dudley Randall founded the Broadside Press, and would go on to publish not only his own work, but the work of some of the most important African-American poets working during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. A graduate of Wayne State University, Randall completed his Master's Degree in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan in 1951--the same year Frank O'Hara received his M.A. in English Literature at UofM. One wonders whether or not Randall and O'Hara ever crossed paths! This book, "Cities Burning," was published some seventeen years after he left Ann Arbor, and the Broadside Press had become a major voice as a Black Arts publisher. This copy is signed to James Perizzo, collector and onetime assistant to Edie Kerouac-Parker, first wife of Jack Kerouac. Signature in black ink reads: "For Jim / Dudley Randall." Book in fine condition with only minute rubbing to front, back covers; five small horizontal creases nearest spine-edge of front cover; similar creases at the same spots they appear on the front cover on rear wrapper--clearly resultant from light-shelf wear on a tightly-packed bookshelf. Very Fine. [Item #3003]

Price: $50.00

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