[First line]: "Ladies and gentlemen, you know..."

Washington DC: White House Conference on International Cooperation, 1965.

Price: $450.00

Unbound. First edition. One sheet mimeographed both sides. A poem written by Spender on the occasion of the White House Conference on International Cooperation, November 28 - December 1, 1965. A note declares that Spender read this as a draft subject to revisions, and that while Spender agreed to have it made available to the conference, it was not for reproduction. Inscribed by Spender to Phyllis Armstrong, longtime Assistant in Poetry at the Library of Congress.

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[First line]: "Ladies and gentlemen, you know..." Stephen SPENDER.
[First line]: "Ladies and gentlemen, you know..."

Stephen Spender
birth name: Stephen Spender
born: 2/28/1909
died: 7/16/1995

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English poet and critic, who made his reputation in the 1930s with poems expressing the politically conscience-stricken, leftist "new writing" of that period. He was later known less for his poetry than for his perceptive criticism and for his editorial association with the influential reviews Horizon (1940-41) and Encounter (1953-67). - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literaturemore