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1 SWARD, Robert. Aya Press Poetry Series, 4). Half a Life's History : Poems: New and Selected, 1957-1983
Aya Press, Erin, ON, 1983, ISBN:0920544347 
SWARD, Robert. Half a Life's History : Poems: New and Selected, 1957-1983. (Erin, ON): Aya Press, (1983). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (8),9-78,(2). 8vo, printed yellow card covers with black, blue and red lettering to frontcover, black lettering to spine. Aya Press Poetry Series, number 4. "With this selection from the dozen volumes of verse he has published in the last25 years, Robert Sward proves himself to be one of Canada's finest poets - - and surely the one most neglected by his fellow-Canadiasn. [...] Energetic, adventurous, versatile, he is by turns the macabre surrealist, whimsicallyricist, meditative Swami, family man, and hardfisted satirist." -from Ea rle Birney's rear-cover blurb. Includes the following poems: "Half-A-Life'sHistory", "Returning to Live in 1860", "Hello Poem", "Uncle Dog: The Poet at 9", "The Kite", "From Purdy's in Victoria, B.C.", "Honey Bear", "Bear Mother", "Bear Mother in the Kaleidoscope", "Movies: Left to Right", "Scenes froma Text", "Sharon Center, Iowa", "Farmhouses", "Arrival", "At McConkey'sFarm", "Hannah", "Beginning", "Steeple", from "Scarf Gobble Wallow Invento ry", "Thousand-Year-Old Fiancee", "Nine-And-A-Half Times", "Meeting My Classes", "Another Thing That Glows", "Report from the Front", "Dreams", "Cristobal", "Granite", "Nightgown, Wife's Gown", "Barbecue", "Mothers-in-Law", "Pet Shop", "Scarlet the Parrot", "Socrates at the Symposium", "The Very AirHe Breathes", "American Heritage", "Waldheim Cemetery", "Chicago Public Li brary", "By The Swimming", "Monster Poem - Lagoon Goon", "Emu: A Lecture for Voices; for Stereo", "Kissing The Dancer", "New Hampshire: September", from "Toronto Island Suite", "The Nobility of Junk", "īToronto Island Suite -- (Selections from Work in Progress)", "Kite-Maker", "Ned Hanlan (1855-1908) -- Champion of Canada", and "Statement of Poetics or 'Goodbye to Myself'". Previous owner's name inked to flyleaf, four characters inked inside rearcover, else very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be che aper than quoted. 15.00

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2 SWARD, Robert Horgborton Stringbottom, I Am Yours, You Are History. signed.
Swallow Press, Chicago, 1970, 
SWARD, Robert. Horgborton Stringbottom, I Am Yours, You Are History . Chicago: The Swallow Press, (1970). Pp. 69. 8vo, illustrated white card covers. The Chicago-raised poet's fourth collection of works. Diagonal crease to front cover, else vg. Signed by author on half-title. 22.50

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3 SWARD, Robert and George FULLER (eds.) Poet Santa Cruz, 1:1) FULLER, George (ed.) Poet Santa Cruz. signed.
Jazz Press, Aptos, CA, 1985, 
SWARD, Robert and George FULLER (eds.). Poet Santa Cruz : Premiere Issue : Volume 1, Number 1. Aptos, CA: Jazz Press, 1985. Pp. 14. 8vo, illustrated white wraps. The first issue of Swards poetry journal, with a brief collection of his poems. Poems include: "Hello Poem", "A Monk on the Santa Cruz Mountains", "Castroville, California: Artichoke Capitol of the World", "Report from the Front", "Uncle Dog: The Poet at 9", "Li Po", "The Emperor", and "Statement of Poetics, or 'Goodbye to Myself'". Vg. Signed and inscribed by Sward on front cover. 15.00

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