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Ants On The Melon

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Ants On The Melon, A Collection of Poems. Virginia Hamilton Adair. Random House, 1996. First edition. 

Vintage hardcover with dust jacket. Near fine condition. 

"When Adair was eighty-three years old and blind, her first book of poetry was published. With selection help from her friend and fellow professor Robert Mezey, who urged Adair to the task, her first collection, Ants on the Melon: A Collection of Poems, saw print in 1996. The volume met with much acclaim, and Adair's poetry has since been compared to that of famed poets such as  T. S. Eliot and Robert Frost. John Elson, discussing Adair's work in Timemagazine, quoted critic Eric Ormsby as calling her "the best American poet since Wallace Stevens." (The Poetry Foundation).