[Item #3230] Selected Poems 1938-1988. Thomas McGrath.

Selected Poems 1938-1988

ISBN: 1556590113
Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. "Throughout these poems, everywhere evident, is Thomas McGrath's great good humor, an astonished observer awed by beauty and sadness and joie de vivre- camaraderie found only in the hope for justice and in his fierce commitment to compassion and common good." (from Introduction by editor Sam Hamill) An anthology of a half-century of poetry, almost the entire career of the venerable American poet Thomas McGrath (1916-1990). McGrath's evocative works have been compared to those of Walt Whitman, to whom some consider McGrath a successor. Edited & with an introduction by the respected poet & publisher Sam Hamill (1943-2018), a co-founder of the Copper Canyon Press imprint which created this stately & definitive production. An essential collectible in the McGrath canon. Book in very fine condition with only a tiny amount of wear at edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; otherwise virtually mint inside & out. Unclipped dust jacket in fine condition with only mild-to-moderate rubbing, sparse scratching & a few short, faint creases to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & a few tiny bumps & creases at edges & corners of same; one very short closed vertical tear near lower left corner of back cover. Very Fine / Fine. [Item #3230]

Price: $40.00

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