St. Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 1978. First Edition. Paperback : pp.   3-63 (64) : two tone cover lettered in sepia on top with the text falling down the top cover, lettered in white on the spine.
Covers lightly creased at joints; some edgewear to fore edge of top cover; corners rubbed and slightly soft. Very good. Item #2451
"Kevin Hart was born in the UK in 1954, and grew up in London and Brisbane. He was educated at the Australian National University and the University of Melbourne. An award winning poet, he is the Edwin B. Kyle Professor of Christian Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia." (Golvan Arts Management). The Departure was his first published collection and he was immediately recognised by Les Murray as a "stayer" and an "artist"