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Void of Course (Penguin Poets)

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Publisher Comments:

In 1973, at the age of twenty-three, Jim Carroll burst upon the poetry scene with his first collection, Living at the Movies, a book of vivid and inventive verse that won him comparisons to everyone from Arthur Rimbaud to Frank O'Hara.

Carroll's first new book of poetry in more than a decade, Void of Course presents work composed over the last two years. His major themes--love, friendship, desire, time and memory, and, above all, the ever-present city--emerge in an atmosphere where dream and reality mingle on equal terms. These seventy-seven poems range from graphic, sensuous shorter pieces to edgy stream-of-consciousness prose poems to longer, more contemplative works such as "While She's Gone," an eerie tour de force of longing over a departed lover. Void of Course establishes that Carroll's power and purity of vision are stronger than ever.

Synopsis:

From the bestselling author of "The Basketball Diaries", "Void of Course" is a collection of poetry that vibrates with the details of everyday city life.

About the Author

Jim Carroll’s bestselling memoir The Basketball Diaries was first released in 1978 and adapted as a film in 1995. Carroll’s work includes several collections of poetry as well as a asecond memoir, Forces Entries: The Downtown Diaries 1971-1973. As the leader of The Jim Carroll Band he released three albums as well as several spoken word recordings. He died in New York City on September 11, 2009.

Table of Contents

Void Of Course 8 Fragments for Kurt Cobain

Facts

The Bakery

Poem

Poem

Poem

The Child Within

Train Surfing

Goethe's Early Garden

Zeno's Law of High-Heel Shoes

Jukebox

Poem

Poem

Sick Bird

Spy

Bad Intentions

Insomnia

Radiation

While She's Gone

Poem

Poem

Lines

Poem

Poem

Poem

My Father's Last Words

Poem

Poem

Translating

What Burroughs Told Me

Poem

Poem

For Virginia

Poem

Poem

Poem

Easter Sunday

Poem

Poem

Poem

Flash Flood

Poem

Specific Instances

Poem

Ecology

Crown of Thorns

Locked Wing

The Big Ambulance

The Ocean Below

Note

A Plea

Dance Floor

Poem

Note

Long Distance

Native Moon

Poem

The Black Rose

Poem

Poem

Poem

Poem

Poem

Poem

Valentine

Franz Kline's Old Studio

Grains of Sand

1957 (Hurricane)

Poem

Poem

Film

Poem

Poem

Message Left on a Phone Machine

Poem

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140589092
Author:
Carroll, Jim
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Poets, Penguin
Publication Date:
19981031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.44x5.52x.40 in. .30 lbs.

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