Way More West

ISBN-10: 0143038699

ISBN-13: 9780143038696

Edition: 2007

Authors: Edward Dorn, Michael Rothenberg, Dale Smith, Dale Smith

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An essential anthology of an innovative American poet Edward Dorn was not only one of Americas 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 Dorns 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 Dorns entire career, including previously uncollected work.
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 4/3/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

PHILIP WHALEN (1923-2002) was an influential Beat poet and the author of dozens of books of novels and poetry, including On Bear's Head, The Diamond Noodle, and Overtime. MICHAEL ROTHENBERG is one of the literary executors of Whalen's estate, and the editor of www.bigbridge.org. Also the editor of major volumes of selected poetry by Philip Whalen, Joanne Kyger, David Meltzer, and Edward Dorn, he lives north of San Francisco.

Introduction
from The New American Poetry
The Rick of Green Wood
Vaquero
The Hide of My Mother
Are They Dancing
The Air of June Sings
from The Newly Fallen
Geranium
Sousa
Like a Message on Sunday
Prayers for the People of the World
If it should ever come
from Hands Up
Home on the Range, February, 1962
On the Debt My Mother Owed to Sears Roebuck
Los Mineros
In My Youth I Was a Tireless Dancer
Hemlocks
From Gloucester Out
from Geography
Song: The Astronauts
The Problem of the Poem for My Daughter, Left Unsolved
West of Moab
Idaho Out
Song (This afternoon was unholy)
Song (Christ of the sparrows Help me!)
The Smug Never Silent Guns of the Enemy
Mourning Letter, March 29, 1963
Song: Venceremos
Song: Europa
For the New Union Dead in Alabama
from The North Atlantic Turbine
Thesis
On the Nature of Communication, September 7, 1966
Wait by the door awhile Death, there are others
A Notation on the evening of November 27, 1966
Song (Again, I am made the occurrence)
The Sundering U.P. Tracks
from Gunslinger
Book I
Prolegomenon to Book IIII
Twenty-Four Love Songs
The Kulchural Exchange
The Cosmology of Finding Your Place
The Poet Lets His Tongue Hang Down
Executioner, Stay Thy Cold Blade
The Octopus Thinks with Its Arms
The History of Futures
The Stripping of the River
This Is the Way I Hear the Momentum
Mesoxoic Landscape
Recollections of Gran Apacheria
First Lines
(It is bright to recollect)
(The first law of the desert)
(The children of both sexes)
(They are of many clans)
Victorio
Nana & Victorio
Dress for War
Bounty Time
The Provoking Figure of the Horsewoman
Geronimo
Juh & Geronimo
Nanay
(When Geronimo was in Washington for the Inauguration)
Fifteen Hundred Tons of Hay @ 1[cent] per Pound
The Moving, Invisible Spectre of the Phratry on the Traitor Peaches
(And when, above Janos)
A Period Portrait of Sympathy
(When the Boundary Commission)
Assorted Compliments
Reservations
Creation
The Whole European Distinction
Personum
(The original monuments of perception)
(Out of the sunset movement)
(So The infant is bound)
The Slipping of the Wheel
La Maquina a Houston
from Hello, La Jolla
Shifting an Interference with Nature to a Scientific Obstruction
Wet Cake
What Will Be Historically Durable
An Opinion on a Matter of Public Safety
You're Supposed to Move Your Head, Not Your Eyes
Alaska: in Two Parts
The Burr Quote
The Sociology of Games
A Variation on Vallejo's #III
Palms, Victory, Triumph, Excellence
from Yellow Lola
A Discovery
Public Notice
Whereas
(Listen, if anybody out there's)
A Mild Threat
The Whiner, Obnoxious as ever, at latest report
Success?
Alaska Revisited
Not so bad after all
from Captain Jack's Chaps/or, Houston MLA
Deplaning, & getting learnt
At the Cowboy Panel
Sunday Morning in the Murdered Territories
Maximum Ostentation
Hotel Hartley Down by the Bayou, As Dick prepares for New York And I turn my thoughts homeward
from Abhorrences
(One bullet)
The Protestant View
While You're at it
Wait Till the Christians Hear About This!
Flatland
Rough Passage on I-80
Recette Economique
Armalite Resolution
Self Criticism
It Could be Anyone
There's only one natural death, and even that's Bedcide For the post-mortem amusement of Richard Brautigan
The Price is Right: A Torture Wheel of Fortune
Another Springtime in the Rockies
I like a Busy View
Lackey stacked upon lackey
An Exception for Courtroom Behavior
I'm Clean, how about you?
Harvesting Organs: On the Head-Injury Death of a 24 Year Old Boy in Vermont
Ode on the Facelifting of the "statue" of Liberty
America the Buick
A time to buy and a time to cry
Martyrs Opera
The hazards of a later era: variation on a theme
Recollections of Advice to Whiteguys
Progress: slow but inexorable
Free Market Chinoiserie
The End
from Westward Haut
El Peru/Cheyenne Milkplane
Phaethon's Daughter
Radicals on the Great Plain
from Rocky Mountain Spine
Montana & Montaner
Denver Upbringing
from Languedoc Variorum: A Defense of Heresy and Heretics
Jerusalem
Bogumil
Shoko
Tomas Torquemada-first Inquisitor General for all Spanish [Pi]ossessions and Master of the rooting out of disbelievers
Notes on Beziers: the past as cauchemar
Albi, a Day Trip
Do the Simon de Monfort / Do le Busard
Ten Years in Gaul
Dismissal
On the Question of God's Tolerance
Off-the-Books in Darien
Corsica
Petra Kelly-recalling German Green, 1992
Mordecai
Sniper on the Roof: the cheap elimination of heretics
from Chemo Sabe
Tribe
Sketches from Edgewater
The Drugs Are Over-rated
Infusion Day
Chemo du Jour: The Impeachment on Decadron
The Dull Relief of General Pain-Oxycontin, Roxicodone and Codeine in General
The Decadron, Tagamit, Benadryl and Taxol Cocktail Party of 1 March 1999
White Rabbit
The Invasion of the 2nd Lumbar Region
The Garden of the White Rose
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