Original flyer announcing a limited edition book produced to honor Dutch poet Rosey E. Pool

London: Paul Breman, Circa 1971. Vintage flyer announcing the forthcoming publication of a book in honor of Dutch poet and anthologist Rosey E. Pool, limited to 250 copies and slated for publication on May 7, 1974 (Pool's birthday).

The last page of the flyer lists the contributors to the book, includingW.E.B. DuBois, Nina Simone, Naomi Madgett, Langston Hughes, Samuel W. Allen, and Margaret Burroughs, among others.

Pool established correspondence with many African American poets after WWII, and became involved in the Black Arts Movement. She traveled to the United States in 1958 as a Fulbright scholar, where she worked as a guest lecturer and conference organizer at a number of universities in the deep south. She became an outspoken voice on behalf of the Civil Rights Movement, and was lauded for her work as an anthologist of African American poetry, editing many volumes in both English and Dutch before her death in 1971.

8.25 x 11.75 inches. Bifold. Very Good plus, lightly age toned and creased.


[Book #159698]