Selected Poems, 1945–2005

Robert Creeley Benjamin Friedlander

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Selected Poems, 1945–2005

Selected Poems This new compact Selected Poems offers for the first time a balanced survey of Robert Creeley s entire sixty years of poetic accomplishment It showcases the works that made him one of the most belove

  • Title: Selected Poems, 1945–2005
  • Author: Robert Creeley Benjamin Friedlander
  • ISBN: 9780520251960
  • Page: 182
  • Format: Paperback
  • This new, compact Selected Poems offers for the first time a balanced survey of Robert Creeley s entire sixty years of poetic accomplishment It showcases the works that made him one of the most beloved and significant writers of the past century while inviting a new recognition of his enduring commitments, fluency, and power.

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    1. Matthew on said:

      Oh god, let's go.This is a poem for Kenneth Patchen.Everywhere they are shooting people. People people people people.This is a poem for Allen Ginsberg.I want to be elsewhere, elsewhere.This is a poem about a horse that got tired.Poor. Old. Tired. Horse.I want to go home.I want you to go home.This is a poem which tells the story,which is the story.I don't know. I get lost.If only they would stand still and let me.Are you happy, sad, not happy, please come.This is a poem for everyone.- Please, for [...]

    2. McKenzie Lynn Tozan on said:

      “Silence, silence… which is in me / like a hill”: Lessons to be taken from Robert Creeley Admittedly, whenever I sit down to read “one of the greats” for the first time, my inner-skeptic finds her way out and asks, “What’s with all the hype?” I ask this question not for the sake of propelling myself forward, or of devaluing late-writers, but for the sake of asking what contemporary writers should be taking from their predecessors. Especially the ones widely marked as “great.” [...]

    3. Tyler on said:

      How tackle Creeley's 5 decade writing career? As would be expected, there are ups and downs. I lean more toward his earlier stuff--from For Love, Words, and Pieces--but I like most of it. Toward the end, there are bits of grandpa-ness which I wasn't as crazy about--writing about his body failing, getting old, etc. But overall, what kept me going was the tension and torque of his work on the line, which, I think, is unmatched by any other poet writing in the American lang-wedge. Here's a great li [...]

    4. Michael Vagnetti on said:

      I expected to have more of a taste for these poems' features: one- or two-word lines, simple unto themselves. They lacked finish, as they say in the wine world; sinewy, but casual instead of wild and booming. The prosody arbitrary, the lexicon and content familiar.

    5. Jaye on said:

      Reading Creeley makes getting back into poetry easy. I sense a resurgence of Black Mountain College fantasies coming on

    6. Laura on said:

      i can't take all of robert creeley, but when he's good, he's so good. sometimes diet creeley is enough.

    7. Sam on said:

      "Love, if you love me,lie next to me.Be for me, like rain,the getting outof the tiredness, the fatuousness, the semi-lust of intentional indifference.Be wetwith a decent happiness."

    8. Russ on said:

      This is the perfect companion to Creeley's first selected poems released in 1991.Highly recommended as a portable companionand a great way to introduce Him to new readers.

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