Published by Cleveland's Free Lance Press which published contemporaries Russell Adkins and D. Includes uncredited photo of Rivers. Signed on cover page in year of publication, Conrad Kent Rivers, November, 1962, Chicago.Ownership stamp of Reverend Donald K. Johnson on lower right corner of inside page. Clean and unmarked, no tears, folds, or creases. Sunning on spine and limited upper section of front cover; spine rubbed; slight chipping on lower right corner of book; chip on first inside page; some foxing on several of the final pages. Rivers attended graduate school at Chicago Teacher's College and Indiana University, and taught high school in Chicago and in Gary, Indiana; he published poems in periodicals such as the Antioch Review, Negro Digest, Ohio Poetry Review, and Kenyon Review.
Rivers is generally considered a poet of the black aesthetic and his concern with issues such as racism and violence, black history and black pride, self-love and self-respect. The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature and Dictionary of Literary Biography. Specializing in signed first edition poetry books, chapbooks, & broadsides. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Books". The seller is "higginsandcrowe" and is located in this country: US.
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