Corvallis: Calyx Books, 1986. Paperback. 73p., personal inscription signed by James, texts in Italian, French, and English facing pages, ownership name otherwise a very good first edition trade paperback in pictorial wraps.
"Translitic (from trans, meaning across, and litic, meaning to cut or loosen. In the translitic process, the poet uses a work in another language as a base or stimulus for creating a new work in her/his own language, which may or may not closely follow the original. The poems here have as their root a book of twenty-four love sonnets by the sixteenth-century French poet Louise Labe"