London, England: Tangerine Press, 2019. Limited First Edition. Single Sheet. Signed by Salena Godden. A large, wide broadside (11" x 24") with the title poem by Salena Godden, the firebrand poet, performance artist-activist & novelist. Born in the UK & of Irish-Jamaican heritage, Godden's work is prolific, provocative & up-to-the-minute topical. This poem describes an encounter with racism & anti-immigrant sentiment which she diffuses with love, transforming hostility to tearful empathy (if only...). A bold, beautiful production by the venerable Tangerine Press (or "House of Tangerine" as it refers to itself), one of 53 hand-numbered copies signed by Godden, this is No. 12/53. Issued as No. 5 in publisher's Underground Poems, "...an erratic series of signed, limited edition, large format poetry broadsides, which some say bear a passing similarity to other more commercially minded posters found dotted around London's transport system. This is pure coincidence, of course," according to the Press. A very rare & desirable Godden/ Tangerine Press collectible. As new, carefully & protectively rolled in publisher's tube.
Note: This item cannot be sent by Media Mail, so extra shipping/handling charges are required. Very Fine. [Item #3541]