Synopses & Reviews
Just in Time: Poems 1984-1994 continues the consolidation of Robert Creeley's later work begun with So There: Poems 1976-1983 (1998). Just in Time combines Memory Gardens (1986), Windows (1990), and Echoes (1994) in a volume that further validates the Lifetime Achievement Award conferred on Creeley by the Before Columbus Foundation in 2000.
The poet himself comments about his later work: "Much echoes in these poems from the the necessary 'voyage to oblivion' they prepare for, but they are fact of no simple despair. Each day stays specific, possible, each relation defining, whether of life or of death. As my longtime mentor, W.C. Williams, best put it, 'The descent beckons as the ascent beckoned...' One continues and learns despite."
Table of Contents
Memory gardens -- Windows -- Echoes.