At the Ninth Hour

Washington D.C. University Press Of Washington, D.C., (1958).

Price: $35.00

Hardcover. First edition. Near fine in a very good plus dustwrapper. Number 10 of 250 numbered copies Signed by the author. Inscribed by the author to Phyllis Armstrong. Armstrong was the Assistant in Poetry at the Library of Congress where she bullied, cajoled and served the various poets who served as Poetry Consultant (later changed to Poet Laureate) for 24 years. She was appointed by Karl Shapiro in 1946 who said in retrospect that she handled, "one difficult poet after another, for which she deserved the Congressional Medal of Honor." A tall, chain-smoking, Canadian poet, she reminded Randall Jarrell of T.S. Eliot. She was inextricably bound-up with the history of that office. When questioned about his tenure, Howard Nemerov said: "I had no problems. I just did what Phyllis told me to do."

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At the Ninth Hour. Madeline MASON.