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The Whole Song: SELECTED POEMS by Vincent Ferrini, Kenneth Warren, Fred Whitehead

With a voice emerging from class tensions, labor struggles, the Great Depression, and World War II, Vincent Ferrini lived as a people's poet crying out for an end to exploitation and organized greed. Radical Christian gnosis and the conviction that poetry should be more than a display of word-craft distinguished him from poets like T. S. Eliot, infusing his work with dynamic images of Christ as a fighter, a revolutionary, and a martyr in opposing the mighty for the sake of the poor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780252091193
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 10/01/2010
Series: American Poetry Recovery Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 248
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Vincent Ferrini published the first poems of his long career in the 1930s. He edited Four Winds, a literary journal, in the 1950s. For many years he was a close friend of the late Charles Olson and of Robert Creeley, and he has numerous acquaintances in literary circles. A resident of Gloucester, Massachussetts since 1948, his papers have been deposited with the University of Connecticut and his late papers have been deposited with the Cape Ann Historical Museum. Kenneth A. Warren is director of the Lakewood Public Library in Lakewood, Ohio, and the founder and editor of House Organ, a letter of poetry and prose. Fred Whitehead is the author or editor of a number of scholarly articles and books on intellectual and cultural history, including Freethought on the American Frontier. He is also the editor of Don Gordon’s Collected Poems. He lives in Kansas City.

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