Poems. 1917-1942. Joan Murray.

Poems. 1917-1942

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1947. First edition. 145 pp. Light blue paper boards, lettered and blocked in black, with the dust jacket. Minor toning to board edges, jacket shows some minor rubbing to extremities. Edited by Grant Code, with a foreword by W.H. Auden, the first volume he selected for the Yale Series of Younger Poets. The sole collection by a poet who died young, at the age of twenty-four. Her work was praised by John Ashbery, among others, which led to rediscovery in some poetry circles, and the eventual publication of her complete poems, drafts and fragments, re-edited from the original manuscripts, by New York Review Books in 2018. Item #1758

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