[Item #80761] Urban Nocturne [Signed, Limited]. LA RAZA, Robert ROIS, Oscar Melara, design.

Urban Nocturne [Signed, Limited]

San Francisco: La Raza Silkscreen Center, 1978. First Edition. Limited issue, no. 4 of 40 signed copies; this copy inscribed to poet Edgar Bowers: "For Edgar Bowers / from a clumsy admirer," signed, undated. 12mo. Staple-bound card wrappers; [24]pp. Fine, unworn copy.

A brief collection of poems organized around the theme of "escape from the ghetto" (from the author's introduction). It is the first book by Rois, a Cuban-American poet born in 1951, later a professor of Romance languages at Los Angeles Valley College. The cover is by the noted Bay Area Mexican-American artist Oscar Melara, co-founder of the La Raza Silkscreen Center. Uncommon.

Price: $150.00

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