New York: Twice A Year Press, 1941. 42p., one of a hundred copies signed by Beecher, first edition, dj.
Beecher, born in New York City, grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and worked at the open hearth furnaces in Birmingham's steel mills. This experience contributed to the working class imagery and related radicalism that informed all of his poetry. Beecher, after World War II, took a teaching position at San Francisco State University, in 1950 he was fired from it for refusing to sign a loyalty oath. In 1977 the California legislature reinstated his position at the University.