Imposing Presence: Poems by Steven Schreiner. Steven Schreiner.
Imposing Presence: Poems by Steven Schreiner
Imposing Presence: Poems by Steven Schreiner

Imposing Presence: Poems by Steven Schreiner

ISBN: 0093948307
Detroit, MI: The Hundred Pound Press, 1986. First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. Inscribed & signed by Steven Schreiner to James Perrizo. "I saw my father's spirit wandering/ the not yet abandoned factories/ at dawn, the dim light high/ behind stacked boxes. The window/ was smoked yellow like wax paper./ He was restless, like a wind searching/ all night to arrive on a humid dawn/ confused and angry." (first stanza, "Imposing Presence," pg. 20) The first published collection by Steven Schreiner, the esteemed poet, editor & educator. With thirteen poems divided into two sections, including title poem quoted above; & laudatory blurbs by acclaimed poets Edward Hirsch & the late Daniel Hughes (who were both professors at Detroit's Wayne State University where Schreiner obtained his Ph.D.) on back cover. On the title page, Schreiner has hand-inscribed & signed: "For Jim,/ Thank you./ You are familiar/ to me./ Best for the times/ ahead./ (signed) Steve Schreiner/ St. Clair/ April 8, 1988." "Jim" is the late James Perrizo, an important Beat-&-Beyond scholar & collector who during this period resided in Michigan & encountered Schreiner at that locality here. A beautiful production, & a foundational rarity in the Schreiner canon, enriched by this significant association & provenance. In very fine condition with only a bit of short, faint creasing & rubbing at & near hand-sewn spine; a few tiny spots at upper & lower edges of text block; otherwise substantially mint inside & out. Very Fine. [Item #3253]

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