Poetry in Crystal: Interpretations in crystal of thirty-one new poems by contemporary American poets
Place Published: New York
Publisher: The Spiral Press
Date Published: 1963
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 37480
86pp. Slim quarto [27 cm] Red cloth over boards with a gilt stamped title on the front cover. Very good. There is a small sticker stain on the rear pastedown.
Includes "Birds and Fishes" by Robinson Jeffers. Other contributors include Denise Levertov, William Carlos Williams, Conrad Aiken, and John Holmes. From the text- "In the Spring of 1961 the Society [The Poetry Society of America], in cooperation with Steuben, invited a number of distinguished American poets to submit new, hitherto-unpublished poems from which our glass designers and artist associates might derive themes for designs in crystal. There were two specifications only: that the poems not concern crystal or glass and that they be no fewer than eight nor more than forty lines in length."