In the Cold Country by Barbara Howes

In the Cold Country: Poems by Barbara Howes. 1954 Grove Press, first edition, 48 pages. Howes was a poet, translator and editor who spent a great deal of her life secluded on her farm. According to the New York Times "Looking at her work, the poet Richard Wilbur said not long ago, 'Some of her poems have the tartness of up-country New England, yet she can speak fantastically, to evoke the fantastic clamors of New York; and in many a southerly poem, she speaks, for our pleasure, the tongue of pure felicity.'"

Condition: Jacket in VG, Book Vg, rusty paperclip imprint on front pastedown

"Lady, take care; for in the diamond eyes

Of old old men is figured your undoing"

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