by Michael Casey

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A reissuing of Obscenities, the debut collection of poems by Michael Casey.  See more details below


A reissuing of Obscenities, the debut collection of poems by Michael Casey.

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"These is accomplished art concealed in Mr. Casey's seemingly off-hand sketches."—Daniel Hoffman, The New York Times

"The man has that rare sense of language alive, each word as important to test against each other before letting it stay as every other word you keep."—Nat Hentoff, The Village Voice

"Readers in search of authentic gut poetry need search no further."—Publishers Weekly

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Carnegie-Mellon University Press
Publication date:
Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary Series: Poetry
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

MICHAEL CASEY was born in 1947 in Lowell, Massachusetts. He graduated from the Lowell Technological Institute in 1968. Drafted into the U.S. Army, he served as a military policeman in Missouri and in Quang Ngai Provence, the setting of Obscenities, which was chosen by Stanley Kunitz as Volume 67 of the Yale Series of Younger Poets. In 1996 Adastra Press published Casey's second collection of poems, Millrat, and Orchises Press published his third, The Million Dollar Hole, in 2001.

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