A compass of open veins a collection of poems. by Grant Johnston

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Published by New Press in [Toronto .

Written in English

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StatementPhotos. by Yvann Vallée.
ContributionsVallée, Yvan, illus.
LC ClassificationsPR9199.3.J5984 C65 1970
The Physical Object
Pagination[48] p.
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5325370M
ISBN 100887700608
LC Control Number72178169

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