The Crystal Image

The very first book I published. Talk about a thrill. The paperback anthology contained many of the poems that I had used with my students the first few years I taught. It contains nine sections with 10-12 poems in each. In subsequent collections I discovered that I prefered to have more smaller groupings rather than a few larger ones. This book contains more traditional poems than my later anthologies. I had no idea, of course, that this book would be the first in a long list of hardcover poetry anthologies that I would publish over the next 25 years.