New York: Exposition Press, 1952. First Edition. Cloth. SIGNED Presentation Copy by the Author in green ink with her personal letter, small 8vo, green cloth with black lettering, Mylar-protected light green and black dust jacket (unclipped) with lettering, XII sections and numerous Cantos, 271 pages. Fine / Fine. Item #1433
"Let the Blackbird Sing is the story of an immigrant family that in its psychological and spiritual sense serves as a vehicle for defining the substance of the heroic life. Through a succession of musical symbols, Let the Blackbird Sing attempts to suggest the evolution of man's spirit, which in sacrifice, lifts itself from the slough of frustration into a serenity unmarred by either a sense of persecution or of saintliness."--jacket.
A remarkable "Fiddler on the Roof" epic poem about refugee-immigrants: Yusef, his wife, Pola, and their daughters. The author wrote her long and evocative poem during five summers in Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia. The blackbird musical symbol is based on the Polish kos, a species of mockingbird.