And Still the Hand Will Sleep in its Glass Ship

And Still the Hand Will Sleep in its Glass Ship

San Francisco, CA: Deep Forest, 1990. Limited First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. A chapbook of poems by Franz Wright (1953-2015), who along with his father James Wright (1927-1980) won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, they are the only father & son thus far to ever share that distinction. James & Franz Wright's lives were also quite bedeviled even to the standards of prize-winning American poets, & both died relatively young of cancer. The poems in this collection definitely reflect the younger Wright's challenges & torments; as well as his effort to see behind, rise above & find meaning in them. As noted on rear cover which serves here as colophon & copyright page, this is part of an edition of 100, hand-numbered copy No. 3/100. A rare relic of the Wright canon, in very fine condition with only very light rubbing to front, back covers & stapled spine; two small spot-streaks that resemble rust, small cluster of tiny, shallow dimples on surface of front cover; one very faint crease beginning at lower-middle right edge of front cover & ending at lower edge of same near right corner; several similar spot-streaks on surface of back cover; all of the above in blank areas except for one such streak that extends a tiny bit onto publisher's logo on front cover. Interior very fine with only tiny bump-creases at lower corners of some page leaves; otherwise virtually mint. Very Fine. [Item #3157]

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