The True Bride. Amy Gerstler.
The True Bride
The True Bride
The True Bride

The True Bride

ISBN: 093249904X
Santa Monica, CA: The Lapis Press, 1986. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. Signed by Tom Clark at his introduction. "The dramatic voices of these poems are metaphors for states of the soul seeking its context. They are given existence by a writer whose most salient gift is her awesome capacity for surrendering authorial identification with the voicing of the work." (from Introduction by Tom Clark) An early collection of poems & prose-poems by Amy Gerstler, an acclaimed & prize-winning American poet. With table of contents following poems; introduction by the esteemed poet, editor, novelist & biographer Tom Clark (1941-2018) quoted above; front & back cover artwork incorporating a hand x-ray by Alexis Smith. Trade-format softcover in sewn binding with cover flaps. Possibly issued simultaneously with a hardcover edition based on descriptions we have seen, but there is no reference to a hardcover edition on copyright page or elsewhere on this copy. On the second & last page of his introduction, below his printed name, Clark has boldly hand-written his signature in black ink. A rare Gerstler collectible, especially with the distinguished Clark's signature at his introduction. In very fine condition with only very slight rubbing to front, back covers & spine; light wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same incl. flaps. Interior very fine with only small-to-tiny bumps, faint creases at upper corners of page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #3808]

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