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The grand piano : an experiment in collective autobiography, San Francisco, 1975-1980.

Publisher: Detroit : Mode A ; Berkeley, CA : Distributed by Small Press Distribution, 2006-2010.
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THE GRAND PIANO is an ongoing experiment in collective autobiography by ten writers identified with Language poetry in San Francisco. It takes its name from a coffeehouse at 1607 Haight Street, where from 1976-79 the authors took part in a reading and performance series. The writing project, begun in 1998, was undertaken as an online collaboration, first via an interactive web site and later through a listserv. When  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Grand piano.
Detroit : Mode A ; Berkeley, CA : Distributed by Small Press Distribution, 2006-
(OCoLC)680475109
Named Person: Steve Benson; Tom Mandel; Carla Harryman; Rae Armantrout; Lyn Hejinian; Bob Perelman; Barrett Watten; Ted Pearson; Kit Robinson; Ronald Silliman; Rae Armantrout; Steve Benson; Carla Harryman; Lyn Hejinian; Tom Mandel; Ted Pearson; Bob Perelman; Kit Robinson; Ronald Silliman; Barrett Watten
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9780979019807 097901980X 9780979019814 0979019818 9780979019821 0979019826 9780979019838 0979019834 9780979019845 0979019842 9780979019852 0979019850 9780979019869 0979019869 9780979019876 0979019877 9780979019883 0979019885 9780979019890 0979019893
OCLC Number: 166352151
Notes: "When completed, The grand piano will comprise ten parts, in each of which the ten authors will appear in a different sequence."--Front flap, pt. 1.
Description: 10 volumes ; 18 cm
Contents: Bob Perelman --
Steve Benson --
Tom Mandel --
Kit Robinson --
Rae Armantrout --
Barrett Watten --
Carla Harryman --
Ron Silliman --
Lyn Hejinian --
Ted Pearson.

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THE GRAND PIANO is an ongoing experiment in collective autobiography by ten writers identified with Language poetry in San Francisco. It takes its name from a coffeehouse at 1607 Haight Street, where from 1976-79 the authors took part in a reading and performance series. The writing project, begun in 1998, was undertaken as an online collaboration, first via an interactive web site and later through a listserv. When completed, THE GRAND PIANO will comprise ten parts, in which each of the ten authors will appear in a different sequence. These poets are Bob Perelman, Barrett Watten, Steve Benson, Carla Harryman, Tom Mandel, Ron Silliman, Kit Robinson, Lyn Hejinian, Rae Armantrout, and Ted Pearson.

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