Findings.[Browerville]: Ox Head Press, 1992 Stock Code: 148854
First edition, softcover issue, one of 476 copies only, presentation copy inscribed on the title page "For Denise Levertov in loving admiration, from Ursula Le Guin. December '92". This is a great feminist association copy.
The recipient was the British-American poet about which Le Guin famously wrote in 1985 "Denise Levertov 's mastery -- more than mastery, because she is one of the originators -- of contemporary poetic form, informed with a fierce generous intelligence, can be frightening... Levertov is never "above the battle," never talks down, never shows off. A poet's obscurity may be the inability of pain to speak clear, but Levertov, fierce disciplinarian of her own mind and soul, forces pain to speak itself, and I take her words literally" (Washington Post).
32mo, pp. 10. Original cream wrappers sewn at fold, front cover lettered in light brown, black free endpapers, untrimmed. Housed in the publisher's black paper slipcase, silver title label printed in black to front (rubbed, slight creasing).
A fine copy.
Ursula K. Le Guin, Poetry Women and Their Life Lines, The Washington Post, 17 February 1985.
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