Jackson Pollock: Memories Arrested in Space

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Jackson Pollock: Memories Arrested in Space is Martin Gray’s remarkable biographical poem on the life of the dynamic and controversial American painter. The narrative chronicles the reckless, adventurous, and often desperate life of the twentieth century’s most pivotal American artist, from his beginnings in the American northwest through his pioneering of a revolutionary new painting technique that came to be known as Abstract Expressionism to his death at the wheel of a car ...
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Jackson Pollock: Memories Arrested in Space is Martin Gray’s remarkable biographical poem on the life of the dynamic and controversial American painter. The narrative chronicles the reckless, adventurous, and often desperate life of the twentieth century’s most pivotal American artist, from his beginnings in the American northwest through his pioneering of a revolutionary new painting technique that came to be known as Abstract Expressionism to his death at the wheel of a car on Long Island when he was only 44 years old.

Written entirely in iambic trimeter (the same meter that Gray used to write about Charlie Parker’s life and work in his internationally acclaimed Blues for Bird), Gray’s biographical poem runs more than 3,000 lines.

In Jackson Pollock: Memories Arrested in Space, Gray captures the essence of the brilliant yet tortured artist in language that reflects a Pollock painting: spontaneous, beautiful, and haunting, with bursts of energy that touch the soul and make it soar. Art and poetry lovers alike will rejoice in Gray’s homage to a true American icon.

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Tears in the Fence
Jackson Pollock is as quick-to-read and absorbing as Martin Gray's previous work...this kind of work, original to an unaccustomed degree, suggests that there is still plenty that can be done with the genre.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781891661327
  • Publisher: Santa Monica Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 1,143,120
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.68 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author


Martin Gray is the author of the internationally acclaimed Blues for Bird, an epic biographical poem on the life of jazz great Charlie Parker. Gray is also recognized as one of the world’s foremost scholars of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poetry and is the editor of the Penguin Classic annotated edition of Tennyson’s Idylls of the King. Gray has published poems on Charlie Parker, Gilles Villeneuve, Amedeo Modigliani, Osip Mandelstam, and Caesar Vallejo, and has taught at several major universities across Canada. He lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2004

    Blazing comet burning out!

    This book was a revelation to me! I've always loved the strength and delicacy of Pollock's works, without ever being able to place the undercurrent of violence and black rage in it.Now I understand. What a fascinating picture of how an artist can turn what to others would be crippling limitations into lasting beauty! Thank you, Martin Gray, for opening my eyes. Patsy O'

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