Edited with an introduction by Julian D. Mason, Jr. ISBN 0-8078-4245-1. Copyright 1966, 1989. Softcover with 239 pages.
This new edition of The Poems of Phillis Wheatley has been extensively revised in light of Wheatley scholarship since its publication. It has been expanded to include all of the 56 poems and 22 letters now know to be by Wheatley, a young black poet of eighteenth-century Boston. Also included are the significant variants of the poems, and the four Proposals for publication of the works, all of them annotated. This edition contains the recently discovered poem “Ocean” and new information on Wheatley’s library.