Seattle, WA and Fayetteville, AR: Mill Mountain Press / Lost Roads, No. 7-12, 1977. First edition. Softcover. A lovely copy of this scarce and important work of modern poetry. Fine, in the publisher’s illustrated wrappers, without wear. Exceptional condition for a book, which is generally found well-used.
A Southern poet who was prolific during his all-too-brief career. The Battlefield Where the Moon Says I Love you was Stanford's magnum opus, published the year before he committed suicide. This 542-page stream of consciousness poem, written in one sentence has become cult favorite among poets; and is gaining broader recognition after the 2000 reprinting. Battlefield is to this day considered a creative marvel. "Most poets would give their left eye to have written this" (Berryman). Fine (Item #3998)