Various places, Various publishers, 1983-2009. First edition of each of the 7 volumes. Dr. Samuel John Hazo, a National Book Award finalist, founded the International Poetry Forum and served as Pennsylvania’s first State Poet from 1993 to 2003. He is the author of over 50 books, including poetry, fiction and essays. From the collection of Allen K. Mears. All of the following are in fine condition as issued. Hardbound in dust jacket unless otherwise noted. THANK A BORED ANGEL: Selected Poems. (NY): New Directions, (1983). Scarce simultaneous hardbound issue. INSCRIBED TO THE FELLOW MARINE mentioned in the opening lines of "Toasts for the Lost Lieutenants," pp.84-5, "To Karl, ...with similar memories of Camp Barrett and beyond-- see p.84." With "army lieutenant" on front flap hand-corrected to "marine lieutenant." Presume not by Hazo as he was a captain. THE POWER OF LESS: Essays on Poetry and Public Speech. (Milwaulkee): Marquette University Press, (2005). INSCRIBED, "For Allen Mears-- Marine, man of letters, and above all, friend. Sam Hazo 6/23/2008." Perfect bound in pictorial paperwraps, 112 pp. THE POWER OF LESS: Poetry and Public Speech. (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh, 2007). Prints Hazo’s February 1, 2007, lecture for the university’s American Experience Lecture Series. Stapled paperwraps, 16 pages. INSCRIBED to Mears in 2008. SEXES: THE MARRIAGE DIALOGUES. No-place: Byblos Press, (2007). INSCRIBED, "For Allen Mears-- with high respect and good memories-- Sam Hazo 6/23/2008." White stapled paperwraps printed in orange. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by Hazo laid in. Dated May 15, 2008, on small sheet of personal letterhead, in original mailing envelope. Discusses poetry versus prose saying while they both serve their purpose "poetry is more concerned with communion than communication." One enclosure (an op ed piece by Hazo on the subject). THE SONG OF THE HORSE: A Selection of Poems 1958-2008. Pittsburgh: Autumn House Press, (2008). INSCRIBED, "To Allen Mears-- A man of vision and good words-- With my best to you and yours-- Samuel Hazo 5/29/2008." Only 1500 copies printed according to the publisher. THIS PART OF THE WORLD: A Novel. Syracuse: Syracuse University, 2008. Not signed. THE AUTOBIOGRAPHERS OF EVERYBODY: The Mosaic Portrait of the International Poetry Forum. No-place: International Poetry Forum, circa 2009. No publication date but lists poets, performers, donors, etc., through 2009. Number 138 of an undisclosed number of copes SIGNED by Hazo. Gilt-stamped white paperwraps with emblem of the foundation in blind. Illustrated with photographs of poets and performers; 182 pp. Also includes copies of various related emails to and from Mears. Fine condition.