Literary Nonfiction. Poetry History & Criticism. For over four decades, Tom Raworth has been one of the essential contemporary writers. Poet, printer, publisher, editor, translator, virtuoso performer, visual artist, satirist, foreign correspondent and perpetual shapeshifter, Raworth is an influential and widely admired figure on both sides of the Atlantic; his many publications include TOTTERING STATE, a selected poems now in its third edition, and the monumental Collected Poems published in 2003 by Carcanet. But such accolades seem ony to chase their elusive subject, who remains one of the liveliest and most provocative presences on the contemporary scene. REMOVED FOR FURTHER STUDY is the first booklength appraisal of this quintessential moving target. It brings together new writing on Raworth by twenty-three poets and critics from both sides of the Atlantic, previously uncollected texts by the poet, and a detailed bibliography of his work. Contributors include David Ball, cris creek, Ian Davidson, Nate Dorward, Ken Edwards, Gunnar Harding, Anselm Hollo, Fanny Howe, J. C. C. Mays, Peter Middleton, Alan Munton, Tom Orange, Marjorie Perloff, Simon Perril, Joan Retallack, Peter Robinson, Claude Royet-Journoud, Robert Sheppard, Ron Silliman, Jonathan Skinner, Keith Tuma, Ben Watson and John Wilkinson. REMOVED FOR FURTHER STUDY provides a fresh and engaging set of response to the work of one of the major poets of our time.
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About the Author
Tom Raworth was born and grew up in London. During the 1970s he travelled and worked in the USA and Mexico, returning to England in 1977 to be Resident Poet at King's College, Cambridge, in which city he still lives. Since 1966 he has published more than forty books and pamphlets of poetry, prose and translations, in several countries. His graphic work has been shown in France, Italy, and the USA, and he has collaborated and performed with musicians (Steve Lacy, Joëlle L‚andre, Steve Nelson-Raney, Esther Roth, Nino Locatelli), painters (Giovanni D'Agostino, Micaëla Henich), and other poets (Franco Beltrametti, Corrado Costa, Dario Villa). He was editor of three literary/art magazines: outburst (1961-63); Before Your Very Eyes! (1964); and Infolio (1986-87). During the 1960s he also ran two small presses - Matrix and Goliard. Since the early 1970s he has read his work in more than 20 countries, including at many International Literary Festivals, and has been invited to teach, or to be a visiting writer, in France, Italy, the USA, and the Republic of South Africa. Tom Raworth's Collected Poems were published in 2003. His latest collection is Caller and Other Pieces (2007).