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, this is number 72. Laid in is a letter to Collins from poetry student dated June 22, 2005 politely requesting a copy of Collins’ Video Poems, to which Collins replied on the same sheet, completely in his hand: “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.