Brand New First Edition Book
- Publisher : Kioka Production (January 1, 1972)
Stapled wrappers. 48 pp. First printing of this African American poet’s first book. Includes some illustrations. A very good copy in stapled photo-illustrated wrappers.
About the author
Jacque Goode , Artist & Poet of the Creative Spaces at the Lower East Side , New York City has painted and performed poetry for over fifty years. Goode’s poem “Anytown, USA.” The biographical sketch states: “A black poet, playwright, artist actor, songwriter and group therapist. A former member of Harlem’s Black Theater Workshop and currently his art work and poetry can be seen and heard around town.”
The striking portrait of Goode was made by African-American photographer and educator Jim Belfon. Belfon worked and studied with James Van Der Zee, Gordon Parks and Richard Avedon, and his photographs have appeared in *Time*, *Essence*, *Sports Illustrated*, *Architectural Digest*, *Harper’s Bazaar*, and *The New York Times*. He is the founder of both the Photographic Center of Harlem and the Gulf South Photography Project (New Orleans), both formed to teach photography to young people and senior citizens. After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, he provided over 14,000 individual and family portraits to people who lost family relics.