Black Volume. Annette Oliver SHANDS.

Black Volume

Mount Vernon, NY: A & J Press, 1973. "Revised Edition" Preceded by the first edition published the previous year. Slim octavo (21.5cm); glossy, illustrated wrappers, stapled; 46pp. Some pinpoint wear to spine ends, else Fine.

Shands's first book, collecting 28 poems "for mature readers...varying in theme from Vietnam to mental illness and in form from sonnet to haiku..." The author was a former lecturer in the English department at Baruch College in New York City.  Laudatory blurb from Gwendolyn Brooks on rear cover. OCLC notes a dozen institutions holding copies of any edition.

Price: $45.00

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