My Vocabulary Did This to Me The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer

ISBN-10: 0819570907
ISBN-13: 9780819570901
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication date: 8/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 508
Size: 5.75" wide x 7.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

JACK SPICER (1925-1965) published books including After Lorca (1957), Billy the Kid (1959), and The Holy Grail (1962). PETER GIZZI is a poet and author of numerous books, including The Outernationale (2007), who lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts. KEVIN KILLIAN is a poet, novelist, critic, and playwright living in San Francisco.

PETER GIZZI is the author of The Outernationale, Some Values of Landscape and Weather, Artificial Heart, and Periplum. He teaches at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Kevin Killian is a San Francisco novelist, poet, art writer, critic and playwright.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
About This Edition
(1945-1956)
Berkeley Renaissance (1945-1950)
Berkeley in Time of Plague
A Girl's Song
Homosexuality
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Landscape
An Apocalypse for Three Voices
One Night Stand
An Answer to Jaime de Angulo
A Lecture in Practical Aesthetics
Dialogue Between Intellect and Passion
A Night in Four Parts (Second Version)
Orpheus in Hell
Orpheus After Eurydice
Orpheus' Song to Apollo
Troy Poem
�We find the body difficult to speak…�
�They are selling the midnight papers…�
�Any fool can get into an ocean…�
The Scrollwork on the Casket
The Dancing Ape
Imaginary Elegies (I, II, III)
Psychoanalysis: An Elegy
Minnesota Poems (1950-1952)
Minneapolis: Indian Summer
Watching a TV Boxing Match in October
Portrait of an Artist
Sonnet for the Beginning of Winter
On Reading Last Year's Love Poems
Orpheus in Athens
Train Song for Gary
A Second Train Song for Gary
Berkeley / San Francisco (1952-1955)
A Postscript to the Berkeley Renaissance
A Poem for Dada Day at The Place, April 1, 1955
�The window is a sword…�
Imaginary Elegies (IV)
New York / Boston (1955-1956)
IInd Phase of the Moon
IIIrd Phase of the Moon
IVth Phase of the Moon
Some Notes on Whitman for Allen Joyce
The Day Five Thousand Fish Died Along the Charles River
Hibernation-After Morris Graves
�ternuement
Song for the Great Mother
�The city of Boston…�
Five Words for Joe Dunn on His Twenty-Second Birthday
Birdland, California
�Imagine Lucifer…�
The Song of the Bird in the Loins
Babel 3
They Murdered You: An Elegy on the Death of Kenneth Rexroth
A Poem to the Reader of the Poem
Song for Bird and Myself
A Poem Without a Single Bird in It
The Unvert Manifesto and Other Papers Found in the Rare Book Room of the Boston Public Library in the Handwriting of Oliver Charming. By S.
(1956-1965)
San Francisco (1956-1965)
Poetry as Magic Workshop Questionnaire
After Lorca
Admonitions
A Book of Music
Socrates
A Poem for Dada Day at The Place, April 1, 1958
Billy the Kid
For Steve Jonas Who Is in Jail for Defrauding a Book Club
Fifteen False Propositions Against God
Letters to James Alexander
Apollo Sends Seven Nursery Rhymes to James Alexander
A Birthday Poem for Jim (and James) Alexander
Imaginary Elegies (V, VI)
�Dignity is a part of a man…�
Helen: A Revision
The Heads of the Town up to the Aether
Lament for the Makers
A Red Wheelbarrow
Three Marxist Essays
The Holy Grail
Golem
Map Poems
Language
Book of Magazine Verse
Chronology
Notes to the Poems
Bibliography
Index of Titles
Index of First Lines

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