[Amherst]: University of Massachusetts, (1972).
Hardcover. First edition. Near fine with a touch of wear at the edges, lacking the original dustwrapper. Inscribed by Reed: "To Daniel Hoffman with much regard, from Ishmael Reed April 29, 1974." Hoffman served as the Consultant in Poetry of the Library of Congress (the equivalent of the United States Poet Laureate) in 1973-1974 and published several additional books of poetry and literary scholarship. Reed's first book of poetry.