New York: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1976. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 55pp. Octavo [20.8cm]. Red cloth over boards with black printed lettering on the spine. Illustrated dust jacket. Pages and dust jacket age toned. Inscribed by the author in black ink on the dedication page. Inscription reads "To the better craftswoman (Liz) but with love from Edwin" and is dated March 1980. Very good + / Very good. Item #59225
From Publisher: The Blocked Heart is the fourth collection by the British poet Edwin Brock to be published in the United States. Reading his most recent verse, one becomes increasingly aware that the author’s pervasive wry melancholy is not so much a passive response to the stress of urban life as a compassionate, virile outburst against it. Here we find, in many ways, a maturing synthesis of his earlier work.