Ironwood 1 (Spring 1972). Michael Cuddihy, Wendell Berry, Scott Chisolm, Andrei Codrescu, Donald Hall, David Ignatow, W. S. Merwin, Diane Wakoski.
Ironwood 1 (Spring 1972)
Ironwood 1 (Spring 1972)
Ironwood 1 (Spring 1972)

Ironwood 1 (Spring 1972)

Tucson, AZ: Ironwood Press, 1972. First Printing. Softcover. Signed by Diane Wakoski. This very first number of the distinguished literary journal edited by Michael Cuddihy features three poems by Diane Wakoski, the acclaimed & prolific Beat-influenced poet then-associated with the Deep Image School pioneered by Robert Kelly. Above the first poem, "When the Shoe Fits," below her printed name, Wakoski has hand-written her signature with characteristic series of vertical doodles in bold blue ink. Other contributors of poetry & prose-poetry at their relatively early phases include such key figures as Wendell Berry, Andrei Codrescu, David Ignatow, W.S. Merwin & many more; & the iconic American poet Donald Hall (1928-2018) is the subject of an insightful interview conducted by Scott Chisolm. With notes on contributors, brief contemporary reviews, & sheet of subscription cards still intact & attached as last page leaf- endpaper. A rare & important literary relic; & a most desirable Wakoski collectible with her signature. In very fine condition with only mild rubbing, browning & sunning to front, back covers & spine; lightest wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; mildest rubbing to edges of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at upper corners of some page leaves. Book. [Item #3492]

Price: $40.00