Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1981. Illustrated by Kay Burford. First Edition, first printing. Signed presentation from Jordan to author Hortense Calisher and her husband: “1981. For Curits and Hortense with love, June.” June Millicent Jordan [1936–2002] was a Jamaican American, bisexual poet, essayist, teacher, and activist. In her writing she explored issues of gender, race, immigration, and representation. Hortense Calisher [1911–2009] was an American writer of fiction and the second female president of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She was a finalist for the National Book Award three times, won O. Henry Awards (for "The Night Club in the Woods" and other works) and the 1986 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize (for The Bobby Soxer), [and was awarded Guggenheim Fellowships in 1952 and 1955. She was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1997. Curtis Arthur Harnack [1927–2013] was an American writer and iinvolved with the artists' community Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, New York, serving as the community's president between 1971 and 1987. 8vo., illustrated gray cloth in dust jacket; 42 pages. Item #57359
Very Good (covers nice; contents clean & tight); minor wear (tiny tear) d/j.