OPENING THE HAND. W. S. Merwin.
OPENING THE HAND
OPENING THE HAND

OPENING THE HAND

New York: Atheneum, 1983. First Edition. Hardcover. In this collection of verse, Merwin touches on his family life and early years, the senses, other poets, nature, and mortality. Among the most widely read and honored American poets, William Stanley Merwin (b.1927) has twice received the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry (1971 and 2009), and was named the seventeenth United States Poet Laureate in 2010. Presentation copy, inscribed by Merwin to American editor and publisher Jack Shoemaker on a prefatory blank leaf, with a printed presentation slip from the publisher laid in. Octavo. Original brown cloth binding, with gilt and blind-stamped titles. Faint bit of foxing along the extremities; else near fine in a clean and bright dust jacket. Near fine / Near fine. Item #67112
ISBN: 0689113838

Price: $150.00

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