Detroit: Broadside Press, 1974. First Edition. First book by the native Berkeley poet. "The poems that make-up my first volume...are the articulation of my vision, the illumination of my experiences they are that part of my survival kit I'm willing to reveal and share. I try to write poems that are magical, black, and beautiful, since I am black and since magic and beauty are basic to love, life and living - things I'm committed to..." (BAILEY, Broaside Authors and Artists, p.26). First Printing, wrappered issue. Octavo (21.5cm.); original yellow pictorial card wrappers; 63pp. Fine.