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The Collected Poems of Robert Creeley, 1945-1975


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"The subtlest feeling for the measure that I encounter anywhere except in the verses of Ezra Pound."--William Carlos Williams

"It is a study, how Creeley lands syntax down the alley, and his vocabulary--pure English--to hit meters and rhymes all of which are spares and strikes."--Charles Olson

"Robert Creeley's poetry is as basic and necessary as the air we breathe; as hospitable, plain and open as our continent itself."--John Ashbery

"Robert Creeley has created a noble body of poetry that extends the work of his predecessors Pound, Williams, Zukofsky, and Olson, and provides like them a method for his successors in exploring our new American poetic consciousness."--Allen Ginsberg

"Creeley is a touchstone for me-a measure of what poetry is. He is a genius of the sensorium as Kerouac was and a master of the ear as is Miles Davis. He is a carver in space like Van Gogh."--Michael McClure

About the Author

Robert Creeley (1926-2005) published more than sixty books of poetry, prose, essays, and interviews in the United States and abroad, including If I Were Writing This, Selected Poems 1945-1990, The Collected Poems of Robert Creeley, 1975-2005, and The Island. His many honors include the Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award, the Frost Medal, the Shelley Memorial Award, and the Bollingen Prize in Poetry. He was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and Distinguished Professor in the Graduate Program in Literary Arts at Brown University.

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Creeley, Robert
University of California Press
American - General
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
General Literary Criticism & Collections
General Poetry
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
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Professional and scholarly
8.25 x 5.5 x 1.5 in 27 oz

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