New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1971. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 216pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] 1/2 light gray cloth with dark gray paper covered boards. Very good. The edges of the spine and covers are gently bumped. There is a light moisture stain that extends across the top edge of the spine and the front cover, and the top edge of the text block is moisture stained. There are two light stains on the front pastedown. There are thin light moisture stains in the top edges of the pages throughout the first half of the text. The pages are mildly yellowed. The dust jacket is in very good condition. Lightly rubbed and soiled. The inside flap is yellowed. The front inside flap is creased. Item #28889
Signed by the author on the title page. Maxine Kumin's numerous achievements include the Eunice Tietjens Memorial Prize for Poetry (1972), the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1973) for Up Country, the Aiken Taylor Prize, the 1994 Poets' Prize (for Looking for Luck), an American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Award for excellence in literature (1980), an Academy of American Poets fellowship (1986), the 1999 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, and six honorary degrees. In addition, she served as the poetry consultant to the Library of Congress in 1981-1982.