New York: Dial Press, 1981. Hardcover. SIGNED INSCRIPTION BY AUTHOR to front free end paper. STATED FIRST PRINTING.
A bit of sunning to front top edge of boards. Copper metallic lettering to white cloth-covered spine of black boards. Black lettering to black, green and cream jacket. Chipping, less than 1", and small tears along top edge of jacket. 9.25 x 6.25". 62 pp. Clean and tight. VERY GOOD MINUS in Very Good Minus DJ. Item #74891
Bly's poetry concentrates on the subject of grief, especially male grief. "A man approaches his father only later in life, Bly believes, and his concentration on fathers and sons is rare in our poetry ; the father has been absent in most Amerian poetry, even in Whitman's," (front flap).