Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc., 1977. Octavo (8 1/8 x 6 5/8 inches; 219 x 170 mm), ix, 37 pages in illustrated wrappers. INSCRIBED by Charlotte H. Bruner, the co-editor: "To Mr. Lubin -- / A friend and colleague of long standing, / with whom I am proud to share many / common interests and poetry from / Haiti in particular. / Charlotte H. Bruner / Boone / 1978." The recipient may possibly have been Maurice Lubin (1917-1998), a specialist on Haitian poetry. A collection of African, Caribbean, and Afro-American poetry. The first part of the book centers on poets' dreams of their African origins, while the second part deals with Harlem and the Harlem Renaissance in poetry. This collection grew out of a class at Iowa State University and features poems (and excerpts of poems) by Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, Countee Cullen, Aimé Césaire, Jacques Roumain, Léopold Sédar Senghor, René Philombe, Michael Dei-Anang, and others.Scarce in commerce, especially when signed. Item #1291
CONDITION: Creasing to top corner of upper wrapper and a few subsequent pages, toning to both wrappers and to spine, slight edge wear. Internally clean and unmarked. Very Good or better.