New York: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1977. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 153pp. Octavo [20.8cm]. Bright green cloth over boards. Heads of boards are faded to yellow. Unclipped pictorial dust jacket. Pages and dust jacket slightly age toned. Signed and inscribed on the title page. Inscription reads "Po-po mummy, Look at me, Fred, Jas, New Directions, Everyone - - - I'm going to be perhaps, top of class 2... Edwin x" Very good / Very good. Item #59259
From Publisher: Here. Now. Always. is the British poet Edwin Brock’s fifth book to be published in this country in as many years. It is perhaps the most intimate work thus far by this intensely personal and often acerbic writer: a memoir in prose interlaced with elucidating passages of his verse. In short episodic epiphanies, Brock reviews his bitter boyhood, his service in the British navy and on the London police force, the collapse of his first marriage. Brock, who was born in 1927, has said that he spent these early years simply “waiting for something to happen.” In truth, his every breath was taken in the endless moment––“Here. Now. Always.”.