Eucalyptus: Detholiad o Gerddi (Selected Poems) 1978-1994. Menna Elfyn.
Eucalyptus: Detholiad o Gerddi (Selected Poems) 1978-1994
Eucalyptus: Detholiad o Gerddi (Selected Poems) 1978-1994
Eucalyptus: Detholiad o Gerddi (Selected Poems) 1978-1994

Eucalyptus: Detholiad o Gerddi (Selected Poems) 1978-1994

ISBN: 1859021891
Llandysul, Wales: Gwasg Gomer, 1995. First Edition. Softcover. Inscribed & signed by Menna Elfyn to Thomas Rain Crowe. "Eyes they are, red/ this host crowded on the ground,/ their hard skins are shining/ though rasped by December's knife." ("Cranberries,' first stanza, pg. 11) A collection of poems by Menna Elfyn, the acclaimed & prolific Welsh poet & children's book author. The poems are presented in the original Welsh & translated (by seven translators altogether) into English on opposite pages. With an introduction by the eminent Welsh poet & translator (among the seven here) Tony Conran (1931-2013); glossary of terms. Softcover original, first edition. On the shorter title page, Elfyn has hand-written & signed in luminous blue ink: "In (?)/ Bran (?)/ Thomas (bracketed)/ Joy & Love/ (signed) Menna/ .x./ note to follow & new/ poems (bracketed)." "Thomas" is Thomas Rain Crowe, the noted poet & publisher who was at the center of the Baby Beat Generation/ Second San Francisco Renaissance during the 1970s (see our book, Starting from San Francisco, item No. 3071, Deluxe Edition No. 3075). Among Crowe's interests & areas of expertise are the Welsh, Irish & Scottish languages & cultures. A key Elfyn collectible with significant poet-to-poet association & provenance. In very fine condition with only a bit of wear & a few tiny bumps to edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; one very small crease-impression at middle surface of back cover; moderate spotting to upper edge of text block; much less to side & lower edges of same. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps to corners of a few page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #3875]

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