The Collected Poems of Robert Creeley, 1975 2005
This definitive collection showcases thirty years of work by one of the most significant American poets of the twentieth century, bringing together verse that originally appeared in eight acclaimed books of poetry ranging from "Hello: A Journal" (1978) to "Life & Death" (1998) and "If I were writing this" (2003). Robert Creeley, who was involved with the publication of this volume before his death in 2005, helped define an emerging counter-tradition to the prevailing literary establishment - the new postwar poetry originating with Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, and Louis Zukofsky and expanding through the lives and works of Charles Olson, Robert Duncan, Allen Ginsberg, Denise Levertov, and others. "The Collected Poems of Robert Creeley, 1975-2005" will stand together with "The Collected Poems of Robert Creeley, 1975-2000" as essential reading for anyone interested in twentieth-century American poetry.
- Hardback | 677 pages
- 140 x 210 x 48.26mm | 912g
- 23 Oct 2006
- University of California Press
- Berkerley, United States
Table of contents
Note Old Poetry Author's Note Hello: A Journal, February 29 - May 3, 1976 Later Mirrors Memory Gardens Windows Echoes Life & Death If I were writing this On Earth Unpublished Poems Credits Index of Title and First Lines
"Groundbreaking Poet Robert Creeley helped transform postwar American poetry by making it more conversational and emotionally direct." - Dinitia Smith, New York Times "[A] Black Mountain poet fired by an elemental energy.... Each work is a minutely detailed pressure point set into motion." - Michael Hrebeniak, The Guardian "Robert Creeley, one of the most significant American poets of our time, [was] a poet for whom pretentiousness was anathema. For Creeley, poetry was like music, and he never wasted a note." - Jeff Miers, The Buffalo News "Creeley was, to my mind, easily the finest poet of my parents' generation & truly the dean of American poets at least from the death of Williams until his own." - Ron Silliman, author of Under Albany"
About Robert Creeley
Robert Creeley (1926-2005) published more than sixty books of poetry, prose, essays, and interviews in the United States and abroad. His many honors included the Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award, the Frost Medal, the Shelley Memorial Award, and the Bollingen Prize in Poetry. He was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and Distinguished Professor in the Graduate Program in Literary Arts at Brown University.