The Collected Poems Of Paul Blackburn

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Library Journal
Paul Blackburn wrote over 1200 poems, and Jarolim has rescued 523 of them, working mainly with out-of-print editions. She includes poems from 1945 to 1971, a period when Blackburn became associated with the Black Mountain poets and gained fame as a translator of Spanish and Provencal poetry. Many of the poems, like ``The One Night Stand,'' dwell on sexual and scatological themes and a few, like ``The Once Over,'' seem sexist by today's standards. At his best, however, Blackburn raises notation to the level of art; his poems shine with precise observations, like the single fly that ``sits &/scrubs his front feet.'' Essential for larger poetry collections. Daniel L. Guillory, English Dept., Millikin Univ., Decatur, Ill.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892550869
  • Publisher: Persea Books
  • Publication date: 10/1/1984
  • Series: Lamplighter Series
  • Pages: 728
  • Sales rank: 1,365,064
  • Product dimensions: 1.75 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

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