New York: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1973. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 63pp. Octavo [20.8cm]. Bright blue cloth over boards with the title and author printed in black lettering on the spine. Extremeties slightly rubbed and faded. Unclipped illustrated dust jacket. Dust jacket and pages slightly age toned. Inscribed by author on the title page in black ink. Inscription reads "Love to Fred & Thanks/ Edwin (with a little help from Liz) N.Y. March 80. Very good / Very good. Item #59257
From publisher: This new collection, The Portraits & The Poses, will further the acquaintance with the fresh and forceful voice of Edwin Brock, one which David Ignatow has called “the best in English contemporary poetry.” These are highly personal poems: the “poses,” the postures and bafflements of everyday life as Brock sees it; the “portraits,” pithy vignettes of everyday people and their relationships as he knows them. Yet what is personal to the poet is made highly accessible by his art, and by his particular qualities of profound earthiness, honesty, humor, and concern.