Lunch Poems

Author: Frank O'Hara
Publisher: City Lights Books
ISBN: 0872866173
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50th anniversary hardcover gift edition of the groundbreaking poetry collection by the leader of the "New York School" of poetry.

Reality Sandwiches 1953 1960

Author: Allen Ginsberg
Publisher: City Lights Books
ISBN: 9780872860216
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Wake-up nightmares in Lower East Side, musings in public library, across the U.s. in dream auto, drunk in old Havana, brooding in Mayan ruins, sex daydreams on the West Coast, airplane vision of Kansas, lonely in a leafy cottage, lunch hour in Berkeley ... a wind-up book of dream notes, psalms, journal enigmas, & nude minutes from 1953 to 1960 poems scattered in fugitive magazines here collected now book.

Lunch Poems 2

Author: Paul Legault
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781948510042
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Poetry. LUNCH POEMS, first published in 1964 as Number 19 in the City Lights Pocket Poets series, is widely considered to be Frank O'Hara's freshest and most accomplished collection of poetry. That's what it says on the back of his book. Fifty years later, Paul Legault clicked the refresh button. This expanded and enhanced version was written by Legault during his lunch breaks. Often this poet, strolling through the noisy splintered glare of a Manhattan noon, has opened a window on his laptop to type up thirty or forty lines of ruminations, or pondering more deeply has withdrawn to a darkened dive or gay bar to limn his computed misunderstandings of the eternal questions of life, co-existence and depth, while never forgetting to eat Lunch his favorite meal...

City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology

Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Publisher: City Lights Books
ISBN: 0872866793
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"Printer's ink is the greatest explosive."?Lawrence Ferlinghetti Lawrence Ferlinghetti founded the City Lights publishing house sixty years ago in 1955, launching the press with his now legendary Pocket Poets Series. First in the series was Pictures of the Gone World?the only book of his own poems that Ferlinghetti would ever publish at City Lights. Within a year, he had brought out two more volumes, translations by Kenneth Rexroth and then poems by Kenneth Patchen. But it was the success and scandal of number four, Howl & Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg (1956), that put City Lights on the map, positioning the Pocket Poets Series at the forefront of the literary counterculture. A landmark sixtieth anniversary retrospective, this edition is a must-have collection, an invaluable distillation of the energetic, iconoclastic, and still fresh body of work represented in the ongoing series. Ferlinghetti has selected three poems from each of the sixty volumes, including the work of Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Andrei Voznesensky, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Julio Cortázar, Frank O'Hara, Marie Ponsot, Denise Levertov, Diane di Prima, Robert Duncan, Phillip Lamantia, Malcolm Lowry, and many more of the Pocket Poets Series innovative, influential, and often groundbreaking American and international poets. Ferlinghetti provides a fresh introduction that looks back at the inspiration for the series, why certain poets were included, and who were the ones that got away. His behind-the-scenes, personal anecdotes provide priceless insights that shed new light on his vision and his editorial practices at a time when the Pocket Poets Series was shaping the contours of poetry's avant-garde.

Professing Sincerity

Author: Susan B. Rosenbaum
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813926100
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"Juxtaposing the poetry of Wordsworth and Frank O'Hara, Charlotte Smith and Sylvia Plath, and Anna Laetitia Barbauld and Elizabeth Bishop, Rosenbaum shows how on the one hand, through textual claims to sincerity poets addressed moral anxieties about the authenticity, autonomy, and transparency of literature written in and for a market." "Professing Sincerity will appeal to students and scholars of Anglo-American lyric poetry, of the history of authorship, and of gender studies and commercial culture."--BOOK JACKET.

Historical Dictionary Of The Beat Movement

Author: Paul Varner
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810871890
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The Beat Movement was and is a literary and arts movement, the most radical and innovative of the 20th century, and because it was so open to new ideas of poetics and aesthetics, it has adapted from decade to decade. The history of the Beat Movement is still being written in the early years of the 21st century. Unlike other kinds of literary and artistic the Beat Movement is self-perpetuating. After the 1950s generation, a new generation arose in the 1960s led by writers such as Diane Wakowski, Anne Waldman, and poets from the East Side Scene. In the 1970s and 1980s writers from the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church and contributors to World magazine continued the movement. The 1980s and 1990s Language Movement saw itself as an outgrowth and progression of previous Beat aesthetics. Today poets and writers in San Francisco still gather at City Lights Bookstore and in Boulder at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics and continue the movement. It is now a postmodern movement and probably would be unrecognizable to the earliest Beats. It may even be in the process of finally shedding the name Beat. But the Movement continues. The Historical Dictionary of the Beat Movement covers the movements history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on significant people, themes, critical issues, and the most significant novels, poems, and volumes of poetry and prose that have formed the Beat canon. This book is a vital reference tool for any researcher interested in learning more about the Beat Movement.

Catalog Of Copyright Entries Third Series

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress
ISBN:
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Includes Part 1, Number 1: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)

The Scene Of My Selves

Author: Terence Diggory
Publisher: Natl Poetry Foundation
ISBN:
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Introduction / Terence Diggory and Stephen Paul Miller -- Community. Community "Intimate" or "Inoperative": New York School Poets and Politics from Paul Goodman to Jean-Luc Nancy / Terence Diggory -- John Ashbery. An Ashbery Primer / Thomas Lisk. The Strength of Ashbery: Narrative and Nostalgia / Albert Cook. The Demands of Reading: Mapping, Travel and Ekphrasis in the Poetry from the 1950s of John Ashbery and Elizabeth Bishop / James McCorkle -- Frank O'Hara. "I Want To Be at Least as Alive as the Vulgar": Frank O'Hara's Poetry and the Cinema / Andrew Epstein. Strange Fruit: O'Hara, Race and the Color of Time / Benjamin Friedlander. Frank O'Hara, Flaneur of New York / Susan Rosenbaum. O'Hara, Judd and Cold War Accommodation: Perceptions Equalizing Ground and Figure / Stephen Paul Miller -- Barbara Guest. The Gendered Marvelous: Barbara Guest, Surrealism and Feminist Reception / Rachel Blau DuPlessis. Becoming "a Compleat Travel Agency": Barbara Guest's Negotiations with the Fifties Feminine Mystique / Lynn Keller. Reading Barbara Guest: The View from the Nineties / Linda A. Kinnahan. Another Poet Among Painters: Barbara Guest with Grace Hartigan and Mary Abbott / Sara Lundquist -- James Schuyler. James Schuyler's "A Picnic Cantata": The Art of the Ordinary / Paul Bauschatz. James Schuyler's "Spots of Time" / Robert Thompson. "Arm the Paper Arm": Kenneth Koch's Postmodern Comedy / David Chinitz. Kenneth Koch's Poetics of Pleasure / Theodore Pelton. Kenneth Koch's "Serious Moment" / David Spurr -- Contingency. Contingency as Compositional Principle in Fifties Poetics / Charles Altieri.

A Secret Location On The Lower East Side

Author: Steven Clay
Publisher: Granary Books
ISBN:
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This book documents the confluence of the New American Poetry and the mimeo revolution and accompanies an The variousetry and the mimeo revolution and accompanies an exhibition at the New York Public Library. The various strains of American poetry identified and published in Donald Allen's watershed anthology The New American Poetry 1945-1960 (Grove, 1960) include Beat, Black Mountain, New York School, San Francisco Renaissance, and others. These forms extended into and evolved throughout the '60s and '70s and found expression in such "underground" magazines and presses as Semina, Kulcher, Beatitude, Totem, Fuck You: A Magazine of the Arts, Open Space, White Rabbit, Auerhahn, 0 to 9, Angel Hair, Locus Solus, and others. A Secret Location provides a glimpse into the world of the revolution in small press literary publishing by focusing on scenes on the West Coast and in downtown New York, including checklists for over eighty magazines and presses. It includes a preface by Jerome Rothenburg and contributions from many of the original editors and publishers. Illustrated with 200 b&w photos.