Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 1990. First Edition. 8vo, 328pp; cloth-backed boards. Very slightly used, with original clear plastic dust jacket. Item #205875
From the regular trade editon of 300 hardbound copies (there was also an issue in wrappers, as well as two signed/limited issues), this one is an intimate presentation copy, inscribed by Coleman at the time of publication to her parents: "For Mom & Pop, Wanda Joyce, 11/90." This large collection incorporates the content of Coleman's debut book for Black Sparrow, Mad Dog Black Lady, which was first published in 1979 and helped establish her as a quinessential poet of Los Angeles.