A timely new edition of a pioneering work in Latino literature, National Book Award nominee Gary Soto's first collection (originally published in 1977) draws on California's fertile San Joaquin Valley, the people, the place, and the hard agricultural work done there by immigrants. In these poems, joy and anger, violence and hope are placed in both the metaphorical and very real circumstances of the Valley. Rooted in personal experiences—of the poet as a young man, his friends, family, and neighbors—the poems are spare but expansive, with Soto's voice as important as ever. This welcome new edition has been expanded with a crucial selection of complementary poems (some previously unpublished) and a new introduction by the author.
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Gary Soto is the author of 12 poetry collections, including New and Selected Poems, a National Book Award finalist. His poems have appeared in many literary magazines. He lives in Berkeley, California.
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Book Description University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. The dust jacket is protected by a Brodart mylar cover and is not clipped. Not an ex-library copy. No remainder marks. No names or marks in the text. Most books shipped within 24 hours. All books mailed with Delivery Confirmation. The dust jacket is lightly foxed, The top and fore edges are very lightly foxed. Very good + condition in very good dust jacket. Winner of the 1976 United States Award of the International Poetry Forum. ; Pitt Poetry Series; 8vo.; 56, iv pages. Bookseller Inventory # 38645
Book Description University of Pittsburgh Press,, Pittsburgh:, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. A collection of poems. Part of the Pitt Poetry Series. The author's first book. First edition. Near fine in a very good (two short closed edge tears at the top of the front panel, trace edge wear and rubbing) dust jacket.; 56 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 69705