Omaha: The Cummington Press, 1989. First edition, one of 215 copies printed. 40 pp. Marbled paper boards over black cloth backstrip, printed spine label. Fine copy.
Bolton's first book, and only lifetime publication. Donald Justice wrote of Bolton's poems: "Effortlessly they transcend the merely anecdotal; they are always edging towards something emblematic. And they can be immensely moving in their modesty." A beautiful and dark cycle of verse, full of loss, winter and poverty, yet transcendent in its language and clear-eyed vision. Item #1569