Limited First Edition. Very Good. Item #5312
Taunton, MA: Effendi Press, 1978. Limited First Edition (100 hard-bound and 1000 paperback copies, published simultaneously). Signed by the author with brief inscription on title page. Octavo; unpaginated. Printed paper wraps. Covers lightly shelfworn with some toning along edges but no chips or tears. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
Hayden was the first African-American to serve as Poet Laureate of the United States (1976-1978). This limited run of American Journal was the last collection published during his lifetime, with the Liveright trade edition appearing in 1982, two years after his death.