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Bright River Yonder - John Hartley Williams

Bloodaxe, 1988, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good.

First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “A baroque Wild West poetry adventure — in which a mysterious silver dollar is passed from hand to hand, from poem to poem. Indescribable and utterly compelling.

John Hartley Williams teaches at the Free University in Berlin. His first book, Hidden Identities, was published by Chatto in 1982. The centrepiece of Bright River Yonder, the long poem ‘Ephraim Destiny’s Perfectly Utter Darkness’, won the £5000 first prize in the Arvon/Sothebys national poetry competition.”

Jacket designed by Paolo di Paolo. Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). Featured in the Poetry Book Society Recommendation prize. 87 pages.