I Hate All You Artists Especially You White Boys Pretending to Be Black Hipsters. By Brad Johnson. First Edition, First Printing. No Press. No Place, 1985.

$35.00

Brad Johnson was a critically acclaimed poet in the latter half of the twentieth century whose works are lauded for their balance between elegance and abrasiveness. His poems are also full of honest, commanding lines and subversive aspects of his cultural experience. Johnson was a gay Black poet writing in the 1970s to the 1990s. He graduated from Yale University and served in the U.S. Navy. In the mid 1980s, he began receiving major attention for his poetry, appearing in some of the most significant anthologies of the decade. In this slim volume, I Hate All You Artists Especially You White Boys Pretending to Be Black Hipsters, Johnson presents some of his earliest critically praised poems. They are rife with his most quintessential qualities, touching on themes of homosexuality, Black life in America, urban landscapes, and loneliness.

This first edition, first printing is in near fine condition. In the original orange wrappers, stapled, near fine with only creases to corners and minor spots. Text block fine. Gatherings holding firm.

A scarce first edition of Brad Johnson’s poetry.

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I Hate All You Artists Especially You White Boys Pretending to Be Black Hipsters. By Brad Johnson. First Edition, First Printing. No Press. No Place, 1985.

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Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in