SMITH, TK: Life on Mars

Smith, Tracy K. Life on Mars. Graywolf Press, 2011. ISBN: 9781555975845. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback. (#31182) $12.00

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With allusions to David Bowie and interplanetary travel, these poems imagine a soundtrack for the universe to accompany the discoveries, failures, and oddities of human existence. 76p.

Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize. By a Poet Laureate of the United States. Also A New York Times Notable Book of 2011, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, and A New Yorker, Library Journal and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year.

MATTHEUS, A: White People: Confronting Racism: A Manual for a 3-Part Workshop

Mattheus, Antje; Marino, Lorraine. White People: Confronting Racism: A Manual for a 3-Part Workshop. Designed for Learning, 2009. Unmarked. Stain on back. Good. Spiral Bound. (#31179) $15.00

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Third printing of 2003 publication. 116p. Includes basic concepts, recognition skills, self-awareness skill, and intervention skills. Exercises. Readings.

JOHNSON, S: Sargent Johnson: African American Modernist.

Lefalle-Collins, Lizzetta; Wilson, Judith. Sargent Johnson: African American Modernist. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA), 1998. ISBN: 0918471435. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#31161) $42.00

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Catalog for 1998 exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA). Beautiful color plates. Essays. 95p. Photograph of the artist at work.

Although sometimes considered a Harlem Renaissance artist, Sargent Johnson (1888-1967) spent his career in the Bay Area; he was the first African American artist on the West Coast to achieve a national reputation. He was known for Abstract Figurative and Early Modern styles. He was a painter, potter, ceramicist, printmaker, graphic artist, sculptor, and carver.