New York: The Viking Press, 1978. Ted Lewin. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED and INSCRIBED. 48pp. Oblong octavo Green cloth with a silver stamped title on the spine. Fine condition. The dust jacket is in very good condition, with a couple of short closed tears in the top edge. Item #18027
Inscribed by Norris on the front free endsheet, then additionally signed on the title page.
Both Welshman and Utahn, Norris taught writing at BYU for two decades, and has many published poems and stories to his credit, including 'Girl from Cardigan', 'The Loud Winter' and 'Ransoms'. Considered the most important Welsh writer of the postwar period, with a writing career that spanned decades. A candidate for poet laureate of England (which eventually went to Ted Hughes). A member of both the Welsh Academy and England's Royal Society of Literature and winner of the prestigious Cholmondeley Poetry Prize, Leslie Norris was a poet of the first order who will be greatly missed.