Void of Course

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140589092
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Series: Poets, Penguin Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,519,907
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet 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.

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Table of Contents

Void Of Course8 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

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