First Edition of Billy Collins Rare First Book Pokerface; Signed by Him
Item Number: 4493
Los Angeles: Kenmore Press, 1977.
First edition of Collins’ first collection of poetry. Oblong octavo, original wrappers. One of 400 numbered copies, signed by Billy Collins. Laid in is a letter from Collins, completely in his hand, which reads: “Thanks for your interest in my poems, but Video Poems would only disappoint you. I consider it “late juvenilia,” and it being long out of print and nearly impossible to locate (I have only copy myself) is the best thing about it. Regards, Billy Collins.” A revealing letter from Collins regarding his disdain for his early work. In fine condition.