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Way more West : new and selected poems

Author: Edward Dorn; Michael Rothenberg
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2007.
Series: Penguin poets
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"Edward Dorn was not only one of America's finest poets but a rare critical intelligence and commentator. He was a student of Charles Olson, who helped him to see the American West as a site for his quest for self-knowledge; at the core of his work is a deep sense of place and the people who occupy it, underpinned by a wry ironic dissent. It was Dorn's comic-epic masterpiece, Gunslinger, which began appearing in  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dorn, Edward.
Way more West.
New York : Penguin Books, 2007
(OCoLC)608025722
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Dorn; Michael Rothenberg
ISBN: 0143038699 9780143038696
OCLC Number: 71146626
Description: xvii, 321 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The new American poetry --
The newly fallen --
Hands up --
Geography --
The North Atlantic turbine --
Gunslinger --
Twenty-four love songs --
Recollections of Gran Apachería --
Hello, La Jolla --
Yellow Lola --
Captain Jack's chaps/or, Houston MLA --
Abhorrences --
Westward haut --
Rocky Mountain spine --
Languedoc variorum: a defense of heresy and heretics --
Chemo Sábe.
Series Title: Penguin poets
Responsibility: Edward Dorn ; introduction by Dale Smith ; edited by Michael Rothenberg.
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"Edward Dorn was not only one of America's finest poets but a rare critical intelligence and commentator. He was a student of Charles Olson, who helped him to see the American West as a site for his quest for self-knowledge; at the core of his work is a deep sense of place and the people who occupy it, underpinned by a wry ironic dissent. It was Dorn's comic-epic masterpiece, Gunslinger, which began appearing in 1968 and had already become an underground classic by the time it was published in its entirety in 1974, that established his reputation in the wider world. This new volume brings together poems from Dorn's entire career, including previously uncollected works."--Jacket.

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