SELECTED POEMS. Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1971. Octavo, cloth. First edition. 2118 copies printed. "Another landmark volume, whose importance to weird literature -- and perhaps to American literature in general -- cannot be over stated. Smith prepared this volume between 1944 and 1949 but never saw it published; instead, it was delayed until eight years after his death. It is the only Arkham House poetry volume published up to this time to receive a 'normal,' rather than a limited, print run -- and justly so, for Smith is far and away the leading weird poet in English and would have been recognized as a major American poet of the twentieth century if the course of American poetry had not veered toward an abandonment of strict form and meter beginning in the 1920s." - Joshi, Arkham 111. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 8-38. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 6-52. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#141405).
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