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Poet be like God : Jack Spicer and the San Francisco renaissance

Author: Lewis Ellingham; Kevin Killian
Publisher: Hanover, N.H. : Published by University Press of New England [for] Wesleyan University Press, ©1998.
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"Jack Spicer, unlike his contemporaries Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and Gary Snyder, was a poet who disdained publishing and relished his role as a social outcast. He died in 1965 virtually unrecognized, yet in the following years his work and thought have attracted and intrigued an international audience. Now this comprehensive biography gives a pivotal poet his due. Based on interviews with scores of Spicer's  Read more...
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Ellingham, Lewis.
Poet be like God.
Hanover, N.H. : Published by University Press of New England [for] Wesleyan University Press, ©1998
(DLC) 97032883
(OCoLC)37864582
Named Person: Jack Spicer; Robert Duncan; Robin Blaser; Robin Blaser; Robert Duncan; Jack Spicer
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis Ellingham; Kevin Killian
ISBN: 0585370958 9780585370958
OCLC Number: 48138336
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 439 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Prodigy grone wrong --
After Berkeley --
The poet in New York (and Boston) --
"The whole boon of his fertility" --
Honey in the groin --
"The hell of personal relations" --
Heads of the town --
The holy grail --
The long silence --
Crisis --
"The chill in my bones" --
Last summer --
Epilogue: les chimères.
Responsibility: Lewis Ellingham and Kevin Killian.

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"Jack Spicer, unlike his contemporaries Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and Gary Snyder, was a poet who disdained publishing and relished his role as a social outcast. He died in 1965 virtually unrecognized, yet in the following years his work and thought have attracted and intrigued an international audience. Now this comprehensive biography gives a pivotal poet his due. Based on interviews with scores of Spicer's contemporaries, Poet Be Like God details the most intimate aspects of Spicer's life - his family, his friends, his lover - illuminating not only the man but also many of his poems." "The resultant narrative of the San Francisco Renaissance and the emergence of the North Beach gay scene during the 50s and 60s will be indispensable reading for students of American literature and gay studies."--Jacket.

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