First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Item #001397
Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1995. First Edition. SIGNED twice by the author on full title, once with brief inscription "for Vicky & Wayne, with thanks for another great Achievement Weekend -- Fondly, Rita, 7 June 95." Octavo (9" x 6"); 107p. Photographic paper covers with Library of Congress logo on back. Covers lightly edgeworn with bumping to corners and some fading along spine. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
Contains the poem "lady freedom among us" and two essays: "stepping out: the poet in the world" and "'a handful of inwardness': the world in the poet," two lectures delivered at the Library of Congress in 1994 during her tenure as U.S. Poet Laureate.