New York: Random House, 1993. First Edition / Later Printing. Hardcover. Boldly SIGNED by Angelou inside: "Joy! / Maya Angelou." This is a later printing of one of the softcover versions published of this poem that was written by and read by Angelou at the first inauguration of President Bill Clinton on January 20, 1993. Angelou was only the second poet to read a poem at a presidential inauguration and the first African American and woman to do so. Small 8vo dark blue stiff, stapled wrappers with gilt lettering and French folded flaps. At least three known states of this edition exist: dark blue (this), maroon, and white. Priority (if any) unknown. There was also a hardcover edition. Signed copies of any edition have become hard to find. Fine.
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