My Vocabulary Did This to Me by Peter Gizzi
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My Vocabulary Did This to Me
By Peter Gizzi

My Vocabulary Did This to Me

The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer

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My Vocabulary Did This to Me by Peter Gizzi

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In 1965, when the poet Jack Spicer died at the age of forty, he left behind a trunkful of papers and manuscripts and a few copies of the seven small books he had seen to press. A West Coast poet, his influence spanned the national literary scene of the 1950s and '60s, though in many ways Spicer's innovative writing ran counter to that of his contemporaries in the New York School and the West Coast Beat movement. Now, more than forty years later, Spicer's voice is more compelling, insistent, and timely than ever. During his short but prolific life, Spicer troubled the concepts of translation, voice, and the act of poetic composition itself. My Vocabulary Did This to Me is a landmark publication of this essential poet's life work, and includes poems that have become increasingly hard to find and many published here for the first time.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780819568878
ISBN-10: 0819568872
Format: Hardback
(203mm x 152mm x 38mm)
Pages: 508
Imprint: Wesleyan University Press
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Peter Gizzi

JACK SPICER (1925-1965) published books including After Lorca (1957), Billy the Kid (1959), and The Holy Grail (1962). PETER GIZZI is a poet and author of numerous books, including The Outernationale (2007), who lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts. KEVIN KILLIAN is a poet, novelist, critic, and playwright living in San Francisco.

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