Absolute Press, Bath, England, 1997, First Edition. Mixing fact and fiction, this is a concise highly personalized profile of the great blues singer by British poet Jackie Kay, who has also written a sequence of poems about Smith. Part of the Outlines Series which examines influential musicians and artists from the gay and lesbian perspective. In pictorial French wraps, tiny crease to top edge of text block, price in ink to the copyright page, touch of shelf wear, else about near fine. J1469.