Collected Poems of Robert Creeley, 1975-2005

ISBN-10: 0520256204

ISBN-13: 9780520256200

Edition: 2008

Authors: Robert Creeley, Penelope Creeley

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This definitive collection showcases thirty years of work by one of the most significant American poets of the twentieth century, bringing together verse that originally appeared in eight acclaimed books of poetry ranging fromHello: A Journal(1978) toLife & Death(1998) andIf I were writing this(2003). Robert Creeley, who was involved with the publication of this volume before his death in 2005, helped define an emerging counter-tradition to the prevailing literary establishment--the new postwar poetry originating with Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, and Louis Zukofsky and expanding through the lives and works of Charles Olson, Robert Duncan, Allen Ginsberg, Denise Levertov, and others.The Collected Poems of Robert Creeley, 1975-2005will stand together withThe Collected Poems of Robert Creeley, 1975-2000as essential reading for anyone interested in twentieth-century American poetry.
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 6/3/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Robert Creeley was born in Arlington, Massachusetts, on May 21, 1926. He attended Harvard University and served in the American Field Service in India and Burma during World War II. In 1960, he received a Master's Degree from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. He taught at Black Mountain College, an experimental arts college in North Carolina, and was the editor of the Black Mountain Review. During his lifetime, he published more than sixty books of poetry including For Love: Poems 1950-1960, The Finger, Later, Mirrors, Memory Gardens, Echoes, Life and Death, and If I Were Writing This. In 1960, he won the Levinson Prize for a group of 10 poems published in Black Mountain Review. He also won the Shelley Memorial Award in 1981, the Frost Medal in 1987, and the Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award. He served as New York State Poet Laureate from 1989 to 1991. He also wrote the novel The Island and a collection of short stories entitled The Gold Diggers. He edited several books including Charles Olson's Selected Poems, The Essential Burns, and Whitman: Selected Poems. He taught English at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He died on March 30, 2005 at the age of 78.

Note Old Poetry Author's Note
Hello: A Journal, February 29 - May 3, 1976
Later Mirrors Memory Gardens Windows Echoes Life & Death
If I were writing this On Earth Unpublished Poems
Credits
Index of Title and First Lines
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