COMMISSIONED POEMS 1962.

San Francisco: The Poetry Center San Francisco State College, 1962. First edition. Two volumes. Poems commissioned for the Poetry Festival held June 21-24, 1962. Dedicated to the memory of Dag Hammarskjold and "The Cause of World Peace." 8.5 x 11"; 16 pp; stapled into white coverse printed in orange and black on front only. The first copy has cut-out window on front revealing the title printed on the next page. The second does not. Includes Everson's memorial for Robinson Jeffers, "The Poet is Dead." According to Barlett's biography (pp.191-2), the first public reading of the poem was at the festival. Also includes "The Man Who Rode Away" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, "Singing In My Difficult Mountains" by Jack Gilbert, "In The Tank" by Thom Gunn, "Fault" by Josephine Miles, "Peace" by Harold Witt, "Song" by Muriel Rukeyser, and "Monet: ‘Les Nympheas’" by W. D. Snodgrass. First copy worn and stained, especially on (blank white) rear cover, with name at head of first page. The second, which was apparently printed later, is slightly larger, bright and fine, and has letter from Beverly Dahlen, the secretary of The Poetry Center to Marlan Beilke dated July 2, 1970.
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Price: $75.00

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