Houston: Arte Público Press, 1980. First Edition. First printing. Octavo; pictorial card wrappers (softcover); 76pp. Inscribed by Algarín on half-title, to Mark: "To listen is to reveal what words intend, to read is to lift off the page what words sound and how they hit emotions," signed, undated. Covers slightly rubbed, with corners of wrappers rounded and a mild bump at crown of spine; Very Good. Early collection by a co-founder of the Nuyorican Poet's Café. Illustrated throughout with photographic portraits and street-scapes by Geoffrey Biddle. Uncommon signed.