Baldwin, James. (1924 - 1987)
Struck Lodestone - SIGNED TO ISHMAEL REED
California: Artists' Resource Center. 1976. First Edition.
California Bay Area Poets & Others in poems by Mary R. Rudge. 4to. 52 pp. Metallic illustrated covers, fine. An interesting volume of poems and drawings by "Alameda Poet Laureate" of poets and luminaries (Ginsberg, Ferlinghetti, Rosa Parks, Snyder etc.), this copy signed and inscribed in ink by James Baldwin to the American poet Ishmael Reed on the portrait of Reed "For Ishmael, with all my love. Jim Baldwin."
Mary Rudge founded numerous poetry organizations and traveled the world as a delegate for the World Congress of Poets, sharing the work of Bay Area poets wherever she went. Her 1986 volume, “Water planet: Poems,” included a preface by Leopold Sédar Senghor, the Senegalese president and poet.