Selected Poems Of Robert Creeley, 1945–2005

Selected Poems Of Robert Creeley, 1945–2005

Selected Poems of Robert Creeley, 1945–2005

This new, compact Selected Poems offers for the first time a balanced survey of Robert Creeley's entire sixty years of poetic accomplishment. It showcases the works that made him one of the most beloved and significant writers of the past century while inviting a new recognition of his enduring commitments, fluency, and power.

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A true iconoclast, Creeley was one of the last defending stalwarts of outsider poets, from the Black Mountain School to the beats, the deep imagists, the language poets, and even the performance poets. Editor Friedlander has done a masterful job assembling the best of 50 years of poetry. “Particularity, commonality, language, and person: these are the principal terms of Robert Creeley’s art, a sixty-year inquiry into the nature of experience,” writes Friedlander in his comprehensive introduction, which includes reproductions of handwritten poetry drafts, original versions of typed poems, art, and family pictures. The poems, many of which smack of a William Carlos Williams’ influence, are brief, emotionally charged, and lyrical, using ordinary language in short, breathy lines. Creeley’s poetry comprises distilled revelation, with his voice and personal experience present throughout. This well-chosen selected collection is...

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