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The House That Jack Built collects for the first time the four historic talks given by controversial poet Jack Spicer just before his early death in 1965. These lively and provocative lectures function as a gloss to Spicer's own poetry, a general discourse on poetics, and a cautionary handbook for young poets. This long-awaited document of Spicer's unorthodox poetic vision, what Robin Blaser has called the practice of outside, is an authoritative edition of an underground classic.

Peter Gizzi's afterword elucidates some of the fundamental issues of Spicer's poetry and lectures, including the concept of poetic dictation, which Spicer renovates with vocabularies of popular culture: radio, Martians, and baseball; his use of the California landscape as a backdrop for his poems; and his visual imagination in relation to the aesthetics of west-coast funk assemblage. This book delivers a firsthand account of the contrary and turbulent poetics that define Spicer's ongoing contribution to an international avant-garde.

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Within THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT resides in one volume the four historic talks given by controversial poet Jack Spicer just before his early death in 1965. These lively and provocative lectures function as a gloss to Spicer's own poetry, a general discourse on poetics, and a cautionary handbook for young poets. This thorough documentation of Spicer's unorthodox poetic vision is an authoritative edition of an underground classic.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780819563408
Afterword:
Gizzi, Peter
Author:
Gizzi, Peter
Author:
Spicer, Jack
Publisher:
Wesleyan
Location:
Hanover N.H. :
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Spicer, Jack
Subject:
Poetry -- Authorship.
Subject:
Spicer, Jack - Authorship
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Publication Date:
19980731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
290
Dimensions:
9.02x6.05x.79 in. 1.02 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Within THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT resides in one volume the four historic talks given by controversial poet Jack Spicer just before his early death in 1965. These lively and provocative lectures function as a gloss to Spicer's own poetry, a general discourse on poetics, and a cautionary handbook for young poets. This thorough documentation of Spicer's unorthodox poetic vision is an authoritative edition of an underground classic.
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