The Teeth Mother Naked At Last
San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1970. 15.7x12.3cm: 22pp. The Pocket Poets Series: Number Twenty-Six. First Edition, First Printing, one of only 5000 copies printed. Stiff white wrappers printed in blue with a blue and white halftone photograph of a Native American headdress on front. Wrappers moderately soiled with discoloration along spine. A few small indents to rear wrapper. Separation starting between text block and wrappers. Very Good.
In 1966, Bly co-founded American Writers Against the Vietnam War, which organized the first series of ‘read-ins’ against the war. His poem The Teeth Mother Naked At Last is a major contribution to anti-war poetry of the Vietnam War era.