Formal Introductions: An Investigative Anthology

[West Chester, PA:]: Aralia Press at West Chester University, 1994. One of 210 copies. Title in blue and black. Printed on Johnnot paper. Fine condition. Contributor Tom Disch’s copy, inscribed by the printer: “Thank you, Tom. Mike Peich,” and bearing the signatures of four of the contributors beneath their respective poems (Dana Gioia, Bruce Bawer, Rachel Hadas, Charles Martin, Robert B. Shaw). With a trial pull of the “Table of Contents” laid in, inscribed on the conjugate blank by Peich to Disch, with a note arranging a reading in Chelsea in January. Also laid in is a typed letter signed by Disch to Peich after the Chelsea reading, enthusiastically responding to a proposal by Peich for an Aralia Press edition of Disch’s sestinas and villanelles, with a list of twelve of his poems (“it’s all I’ve done in those forms in the course of 20 years”). Ecru linen over decorative boards, printed paper spine label. Tall octavo. 40, [6] pp. Item #14787

A beautifully produced anthology. Dana Gioia has signed the title-page, as well as his own poem.

Price: $500.00

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