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 Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Series: Poets, Penguin Series
  • Pages: 96
  • 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 Course 8 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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