The Third Coast: Contemporary Michigan Poetry. Michael Delp, Stuart Dybeck, Dan Gerber, Donald Hall, Jim Harrison, Conrad Hilberry, Jane Kenyon, Faye Kicknosway, Dudley Randall, Herbert Scott, James Tipton, David Wagoner.

The Third Coast: Contemporary Michigan Poetry

ISBN: 0814315682
Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 1976. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. "This group of Michigan poets appears to share the current nationwide penchant for open forms, for poems that seek, individually, the shapes of their thoughts and the tones of their voices according to what the poems themselves seem to wish for...They are spokesmen & spokeswomen both for their neighbors and for distant strangers they may never see. They are the dreamers of the tribe, even if the tribe is scattered and may not know they exist yet. And they have been brought together here to offer you what they have discovered about their worlds- which are also yours and mine." (from Preface by David Wagoner) A breakthrough-milestone anthology of Michigan poets, co-edited & with contributions by Conrad Hilberry, Herbert Scott & James Tipton. These three Michigan poet-professors selected thirty (out of 165) poets, including themselves, for inclusion in this landmark compendium which was published to commemorate the USA Bicentennial of 1976. Among the contributors are poets who already were or went on to become quite well-known, including Michael Delp (who would co-edit a second edition of this compilation in 1988); Stuart Dybeck; Dan Gerber, Donald Hall (the late popular, prize-winning poet-critic-essayist-memoirist who would co-edit a second Third Coast anthology in 2000); the late, great poet, novelist & memoirist Jim Harrison; Jane Kenyon; Faye Kicknosway; Dudley Randall & many more. With a preface by the venerable poet-novelist-playwright David Wagoner; photos & capsule biographies of each poet preceding their contributions etc. This is the first trade-format softcover edition, issued simultaneously with hardcover edition. A seminal, very important poetry collectible. In exceptionally very fine condition with only slightest rubbing & vintage sticker from previous seller at blank areas of glossy back cover; a tiny bit of wear & a few miniscule bumps at edges & corners of covers & spine; very minor rubbing & occasional spotting, scratching to upper & lower edges of text block; tiny bumps at corners of a few page leaves; otherwise all but mint inside & out. Very Fine. [Item #3209]

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