The House That Jack Built The Collected Lectures Of Jack Spicer

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The House That Jack Built

Author : Jack Spicer
ISBN : 0819569623
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The House That Jack Built collects for the first time the four historic talks given by controversial poet Jack Spicer just before his early death in 1965. These lively and provocative lectures function as a gloss to Spicer's own poetry, a general discourse on poetics, and a cautionary handbook for young poets. This long-awaited document of Spicer's unorthodox poetic vision, what Robin Blaser has called "the practice of outside," is an authoritative edition of an underground classic. Peter Gizzi's afterword elucidates some of the fundamental issues of Spicer's poetry and lectures, including the concept of poetic dictation, which Spicer renovates with vocabularies of popular culture: radio, Martians, and baseball; his use of the California landscape as a backdrop for his poems; and his visual imagination in relation to the aesthetics of west-coast funk assemblage. This book delivers a firsthand account of the contrary and turbulent poetics that define Spicer's ongoing contribution to an international avant-garde.
Category: Literary Criticism

The House That Jack Built

Author : Jack Spicer
ISBN : 0819563390
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Illuminates Jack Spicer's provocative lectures on radical poetics.
Category: Literary Criticism

Harry Smith

Author : Andrew Perchuk
ISBN : 9780892367351
Genre : Art
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Filmmaker, musicologist, painter, ethnographer, graphic designer, mystic, and collector of string figures and other patterns, Harry Smith (1927-1991) was among the most original creative forces in postwar American art and culture, yet his life and work remain poorly understood. Today he is remembered primarily for his Anthology of American Folk Music (1952)--an idiosyncratic collection of early recordings that educated and inspired a generation of musicians and roots music fans--and for a body of innovative abstract and nonnarrative films. Constituting a first attempt to locate Smith and his diverse endeavors within the history of avant-garde art production in twentieth-century America, the essays in this volume reach across Smith's artistic oeuvre. In addition to contributions by Paul Arthur, Robert Cantwell, Thomas Crow, Stephen Fredman, Stephen Hinton, Greil Marcus, Annette Michelson, William Moritz, and P. Adams Sitney, the volume contains numerous illustrations of Smith's works and a selection of his letters and other primary sources.
Category: Art

Roots And Routes Poetics At New College Of California

Author : Patrick James Dunagan
ISBN : 9781648890529
Genre : Poetry
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'Roots and Routes' gathers essays, talks, interviews, statements, notes, and other prose writings by poets who studied and/or taught at the New College of California’s Masters in Poetics program over the course of its nearly 30-year existence. The collection evokes a much-needed anti-hierarchical, even anarchic, pedagogy in poetry, poetics, and the literary arts, and is part of a general reevaluation of standard higher education models on Creative Writing. As such it will appeal to a wide range of students and scholars interested in America’s recent literary history, as well as to poets outside the academy and the general reader interested in US poetry and poetics.
Category: Poetry

Encyclopedia Of American Poetry The Twentieth Century

Author : Eric L. Haralson
ISBN : 9781317763222
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century contains over 400 entries that treat a broad range of individual poets and poems, along with many articles devoted to topics, schools, or periods of American verse in the century. Entries fall into three main categories: poet entries, which provide biographical and cultural contexts for the author's career; entries on individual works, which offer closer explication of the most resonant poems in the 20th-century canon; and topical entries, which offer analyses of a given period of literary production, school, thematically constructed category, or other verse tradition that historically has been in dialogue with the poetry of the United States.
Category: Literary Criticism

My Vocabulary Did This To Me

Author : Jack Spicer
ISBN : 0819571091
Genre : Poetry
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Winner of the Northern California Independent Booksellers Award for Poetry (2009) Winner of the American Book Award (2009) In 1965, when the poet Jack Spicer died at the age of forty, he left behind a trunkful of papers and manuscripts and a few copies of the seven small books he had seen to press. A West Coast poet, his influence spanned the national literary scene of the 1950s and ’60s, though in many ways Spicer’s innovative writing ran counter to that of his contemporaries in the New York School and the West Coast Beat movement. Now, more than forty years later, Spicer’s voice is more compelling, insistent, and timely than ever. During his short but prolific life, Spicer troubled the concepts of translation, voice, and the act of poetic composition itself. My Vocabulary Did This to Me is a landmark publication of this essential poet’s life work, and includes poems that have become increasingly hard to find and many published here for the first time.
Category: Poetry

In Defense Of Nothing

Author : Peter Gizzi
ISBN : 9780819574312
Genre : Poetry
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Runner-up for the William Carlos Williams Award (2015) Since his celebrated first book of poetry, Peter Gizzi has been hailed as one of the most significant and distinctive voices writing today. Gathered from over five collections, and representing close to twenty-five years of work, the poems in this generous selection strike a dynamic balance of honesty, emotion, intellectual depth and otherworldly resonance—in Gizzi’s work, poetry itself becomes a primary ground of human experience. Haunted, vibrant, and saturated with luminous detail, Gizzi’s poetry enlists the American vernacular in a magical and complex music. In Defense of Nothing is an immensely valuable introduction to the work of this extraordinary and singular poet. Check for the online reader’s companion at http://petergizzi.site.weleyan.edu.
Category: Poetry

Threshold Songs

Author : Peter Gizzi
ISBN : 9780819571755
Genre : Poetry
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About Threshold Songs, the voices in these poems perform at the interior thresholds encountered each day, where we negotiate the unfathomable proximities of knowing and not knowing, the gulf of seeing and feeling, the uncanny relation of grief to joy, and the borderless nature of selfhood and tradition. Both conceptual and haunted, these poems explore the asymmetry of the body’s chemistry and its effects on expression and form. The poems in Threshold Songs tune us to the microtonal music of speaking and being spoken. Check for the online reader’s companion at http://petergizzi.site.wesleyan.edu.
Category: Poetry

The Recovery Of The Public World

Author : Robin Blaser
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028996218
Genre : Literary Collections
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A collection of texts and talks which address the work of poet Robin Blaser.
Category: Literary Collections

Poetry Project

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132647491
Genre : American poetry
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Category: American poetry

The Sienese Shredder

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105133532361
Genre : Art, Modern
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Category: Art, Modern

Mosaic

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ISBN : MINN:31951P007944896
Genre : Literature
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Category: Literature

A Helen Adam Reader

Author : Helen Adam
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131710522
Genre : Poetry
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Poetry. Fiction. Drama. A HELEN ADAM READER, edited, with Notes and an Introduction by Kristen Prevallet, is a voluminous collection of Adam's life and work. Prevallet's introduction offers an in-depth biography of Adam, chronicling her work in relation to political and personal events. Movements in the late fifties and early sixties, Black Mountain, the San Francisco Renaissance, the Beat Generation, and the New York School, both influenced and were influenced by Adam's work. She did not adhere closely to one particular form; she invented her own style, experimenting with ballads for which she is most remembered. Adam is increasingly important to poetry's history and evolution. "This magnanimous scholarly compendium of the work and life of Helen Adam is a recovery and reclamation project of major importance, giving weight and measure to an iconic and unique figure"-Anne Waldman.
Category: Poetry

Talisman

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ISBN : IND:30000051075087
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Answerable To None

Author : Edward Halsey Foster
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025128203
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Essays on contemporary American Literature.
Category: Literary Criticism

Fence

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105111266743
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature