Literature Collections

Narrative card: Poetry Collection
Orchard's Bay

This signed first edition of Orchard’s Bay by Alfred Noyes was published in 1939 by Sheed & Ward with cover art attributed to Morton. This lack of full artist attribution is common with many instances of no credit given to the creator of cover art.

Available by appointment in the UNF Special Collections, call number PR6027.O8 O7 1939b

Black Judgement

This collection of poems about Black life by Nikki Giovanni was published at the height of the Black Arts Movement, which was a Black nationalism movement in the 60’s and 70’s that focused on Black art and literature. It is a first edition first printing from 1968 and was a gift from professor emeritus Richard Bizot with the cover art was designed by political cartoonist Bill Day, a graduate of University of Florida. 

Available in General and Special Collections at call number PS3557.I55 B65


Narrative card:  Irish Literature
Greg Delanty Collected Poems, 1986-2009

Some books in Special Collection fall under both poetry and Irish studies collections.

This gift of Richard Bizot features a dust jacket with a reproduction of a painting by Daniel MacDonald titled “Bowling match at Castlemary, Cloyne, 1847” and was reprinted with permission from the Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork. 

Available by appointment in the UNF Special Collections, at call number PS3557.I55 B65

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