Seattle, WA: The Mill Mountain Press, 1975. First Edition. Stated Second Edition on the book, but true first edition, since there was no prior edition. Signed by the author on the half title. From the publisher's personal collection. A Fine copy of the book, clean and unread.
Stanford's haunting and incisive collection came toward the middle of his brief career, and it carries the hallmarks of a maturing poetic voice. No longer a novice writer, Stanford had come into his own by this point; his haunting sense of rhythm and imagery brings the reader into intense contact with ideas of death, solitude, and angst. Poems like Tryst, Humming This Song Trying to Remember the Way Another One Goes, and Slow Rag of the Yearbook reveal a preoccupation with those difficult moments that can never be fully put into words. Fine (Item #2460)