New York: Knopf, 2005.
1st edition, uncorrected proof, original printed paperwraps (as issued). Specially signed by Young on the title page. This collection of poems, also titled TO REPEL GHOSTS: THE REMIX, is "Revamped from its original 'double album' version of 350 pages into this unique 'remix,' TO REPEL GHOSTS captures the dynamic work and brief life of the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. In spare, jazzlike verse Kevin Young tells the story of Basquiat's rise from the mock prophet and graffiti artist SAMO to one of the hottest painters of the 1980s . . . " (from the publisher's notes). Uncommon in the uncorrected proof state. A fine, signed copy, appears unopened. Item #5143