Contemporary Poetry: Poems from the Third Coast. Charles Baxter, Michael Delp, Stuart Dybeck, Dan Gerber, Jim Harrison, Conrad Hilberry, Faye Kicknosway, Thomas Lynch, Herbert Scott, Richard Tillinghast, Robert Turney, Diane Wakoski.
Contemporary Poetry: Poems from the Third Coast
Contemporary Poetry: Poems from the Third Coast
Contemporary Poetry: Poems from the Third Coast
Contemporary Poetry: Poems from the Third Coast
Contemporary Poetry: Poems from the Third Coast

Contemporary Poetry: Poems from the Third Coast

ISBN: 0814319246
Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 1988. First Softcover Edition Thus. Softcover. Inscribed & signed by poet Charles Baxter; signed by poet Diane Wakoski; signed by photographer Robert Turney. "...in choosing poems for this collection, we did not primarily intend to document Michigan life. We set out, instead, to find the most accomplished poets in the state and to present some of the best recent work by those people, whatever its subject matter...Their styles vary from understated to extravagant, from closely observed to freely imagined. In tone the poems are reflective, sad, exuberant, outraged, or affectionate." (from Preface) This is the second edition (of three) in the "Third Coast" series of anthologies of poets from or residing in our great state of Michigan, edited & with contributions by esteemed poets Michael Delp, Conrad Hilberry & Herbert Scott. Among the many Michigan poets represented in this volume, some have become quite famous & ever more prolific (sometimes with prose as much as poetry) in the three decades-plus since its issue, including Charles Baxter, Stuart Dybeck, Dan Gerber, Jim Harrison, Faye Kicknosway, Thomas Lynch, Richard Tillinghast & Diane Wakoski. With photographs & capsule biographies of each poet preceding their poems. Below his photo & bio on page 20, Baxter has hand-written: "8/27/88/ For Jim,/ best wishes, (signed) Charles/ Baxter." "Jim" is the devoted Beat-&-Beyond collector & scholar James Perrizo (1944-2006). Below the photo & bio of Wakoski on page 314, the photographer Robert Turney has hand-written his signature just below his printed credit. On the next page (315), Wakoski has hand-written her signature with characteristic series of vertical doodles below her printed name near top right edge. The poem on this page is entitled "A Snowy Winter in East Lansing," the seat of Michigan State University where Wakoski taught & still lives. This is the first softcover printing (as indicated by number sequence on copyright page) of this second edition, issued simultaneously with a hardcover edition. An outstanding compilation of Michigan poets, most collectible & very enriched with the signatures of two of its most distinguished contributors (one with inscription & date in year of publication) & a photographer, important association & provenance. In very fine condition with only very slight rubbing & a few small, faint scratches to glossy front, back covers & spine; very light wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; a bit of rubbing & occasional spotting to edges of text block; one small drop-stain at upper edge of same near spine. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of a few page leaves; otherwise substantially mint. Very Fine. [Item #3430]

Price: $60.00