Forest Hills, N.Y. Selfhelp Community Services, Inc. Austin Street Senior Center, 1985. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Item #26510
Greeting card handwritten & signed in black pen by this anthology's editor, Sarra Flamm, stating in part "Dear Mr. Ignatow...writing for the members of the Creative Writing Group...we enjoy reading your poems in our workshop and together with "Seasons Greetings" we are sending our yearly anthology..." card cover with handcraft dried flower artwork initialed "GW"; this is protected by a clear laminate; "GW" may be Gerda Willner, one of the contributors of a poem to this volume. The seniors appreciating the work of David Ignatow (1914-1997) American poet, recipient of major literary awards, including the Bollingen Prize, Guggenheim fellowships, the John Steinbeck Award, and from the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Card approx. 4 1/2" x 6" size; handmade from orange cardstock and with the applied artwork cover, light wear. Anthology collection of poetry & prose "... written by members...printed through the courtesy of the Con Edison Community Relations of Queens...made possible with support from Poets & Writers, Inc. which is funded by the Literature Program of the New York State Council on the Arts...From our incomparable teacher, Ms. Susan Mernit, we acquired the skills to write about our past experiences and the ability to perceive the present..." Bound in red stapled paper covers; approx. 7" x 8 1/2" size; light wear; in very good condition.