[Item #58117] Beckoning from My Spirits [Inscribed]. AFRICAN AMERICANA, GERSAMI, pseud. of Gersami Karen Frederick.

Beckoning from My Spirits [Inscribed]

New York: One & One Communications, Inc., 1977. First Edition. First Printing. Slim octavo (21.5cm); photo-illustrated wrappers, stapled; 41pp; illus. Inscribed on the title page to Puerto Rican editor, translator, and literary critic Roberto Marquez and his wife: "To Bob + Maddie / With special warmth + best wishes – Gersami / 4/25/77." Light wear, scattered foxing to rear wrapper, with a few faint stains to front wrapper; contents clean; Very Good. The Bronx poet's first collection of verse, and the first collection published by a member of the Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Workshop. Her poems are centered around themes of "love, heartbreak, tragedy, strength, waste, and relationships that connect and disconnect..." (p.iv). With a generous introduction by Quincy Troupe. OCLC notes 7 holdings (SUNY Buffalo, Yale, Emory, NM State, U.Penn, Brown, Ransom Center).

Price: $100.00

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