Donald Allen

Donald Allen

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Donald Merriam Allen (b. Iowa, 1912 - d. San Francisco, August 29, 2004), influential editor, publisher, and translator of contemporary American literature. He is perhaps best known for his project The New American Poetry 1945-1960 (1960), among the several important anthologies of contemporary American innovative writing he made available to the public. Allen's impact as an editor, publisher, and friend to poets continued to be felt well into the 21st century. Along with editing work by Lew Welch, Allen edited Frank O'Hara, including the seminal Collected Poems (1971; 1991) and a Selected Poems(1974). He is referred to directly in O'Hara's "Personal Poem" which is in Lunch Poems, a book Allen also edited. He says, in reference to a conversation he had with LeRoi Jones, "we don't like Lionel Trilling/we decide, we like Don Allen." He served as the CEO of Grey Fox Press, publishing important work by Jack Spicer along with such volumes as Enough Said (1980) by Philip Whalen and I Remain (1980), a collection of Welch's letters.
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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135845977
  • 9786135845976