New York: Random House, 1983. 8vo. [xiii], 44,  pp. FIRST EDITION. Red and purple cloth with silver titles on cover and spine, dust jacket is full color and in perfect condition; interior in excellent condition. Item #17226
First edition. This is Angelou’s fourth collection of published poems, many of which “focus on survival despite threatened freedom, lost love, and defeated dreams. Over half are love poems and emphasize the inevitable loss of love” (Wikipedia). Angelou (1928-2014) was best known for her civil rights activism, her biographies and poetry. She left behind an influential legacy of work.