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My Vocabulary Did This to Me : The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer
by Jack Spicer and Peter Gizzi and Kevin Killian


Overview - Winner of the Northern California Independent Booksellers Award for Poetry (2009)
Winner of the American Book Award (2009)

In 1965, when the poet Jack Spicer died at the age of forty, he left behind a trunkful of papers and manuscripts and a few copies of the seven small books he had seen to press.  Read more...


 
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Overview
Winner of the Northern California Independent Booksellers Award for Poetry (2009)
Winner of the American Book Award (2009)

In 1965, when the poet Jack Spicer died at the age of forty, he left behind a trunkful of papers and manuscripts and a few copies of the seven small books he had seen to press. A West Coast poet, his influence spanned the national literary scene of the 1950s and '60s, though in many ways Spicer's innovative writing ran counter to that of his contemporaries in the New York School and the West Coast Beat movement. Now, more than forty years later, Spicer's voice is more compelling, insistent, and timely than ever. During his short but prolific life, Spicer troubled the concepts of translation, voice, and the act of poetic composition itself. My Vocabulary Did This to Me is a landmark publication of this essential poet's life work, and includes poems that have become increasingly hard to find and many published here for the first time.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780819570901
  • ISBN-10: 0819570907
  • Publisher: Wesleyan
  • Publish Date: August 2010
  • Page Count: 465
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 6.2 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds

Series: Wesleyan Poetry

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