Chicago: Black Cat Press, 1935. First Edition. 8vo, 83pp; black cloth with decorative emblem on front in silver, spine stamped in silver. Ownership signature on front flyleaf; small paper clip impression affecting that leaf and the following two; spine slightly rubbed; very good. Item #206035
The poet and journalist's first book, with his own introduction. A significant figure in the "Black Chicago Renaissance" where he was involved in workshops with contemporaries including Richard Wright and Margaret Walker. Davis was very active politically and active in the labor and civil rights movements. In 1946, he moved to Hawaii where he remained until his death in 1987, rarely returning to the continental U.S.