The Beginning of Autumn

N.p. N.p., Circa 1973. Original draft typescript for the 1973 prose poem "The Beginning of Autumn." SIGNED by poet James Wright at the bottom of the text, with his holograph ink and pencil annotations throughout, noting editorial revisions. File stamp on the bottom portion of the leaf.

The poem was first published in Volume 2, No. 4 of the American Poetry Review, in the July/August 1973 issue.

Renowned for his precise, eloquent language, James Wright published nine volumes of poetry, including his 1972 Pulitzer Prize-winning "Collected Poems," before his death from cancer at the age of 52, in late 1979. Wright's lifelong determination to advocate for the disenfranchised and willingness to experiment with his style, even in the final years of his career, made him one of the most influential and seminal writers in the American poetic canon of the twentieth century.

8.5 x 11 inches. Lightly creased from being folded, with wear at the top left corner, else Near Fine.

[Book #154817]

Price: $850.00