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Poetry. "The second printing of the first edition" (according to Potes & Poets) of this classic text by an American master. "Drift, a homonym as seen to, lists the cups./ In cones, parts. Of the pods, to step, as goes./ Rings, feet in time, inch. The layers head./ It may be, houses. They part. Jet till trap./ It builds in, cuts, looks. Cars, to strike,/ clock pipes. Sh ...more
chapbook, 28 pages
Published 1988 by Potes & Poets Press
(first published 1981)
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The progression in Coolidge's bks continues: from stanzas to paragraphs, this is the shortest bk yet. Also, this is the last bk by Coolidge I've read & it's 20 yrs old now. Looking him up online, I see that he's written quite alot more since then. Now, I'm curious again. The fragments of the earlier bks are gone, full sentences (of sorts) are here. But, of course, the sentences are unusual. But this time, the unusualness doesn't necessarily revolve mainly around the way parts of speech are u ...more
Coolidge attended Brown University, where his father taught in the music department. After moving to New York City in the early 1960s, Coolidge cultivated links with Ted Berrigan and Bernadette Mayer. Often associated with the Language School his experience as a jazz drummer and interest in a wide array of subjects including caves, geology, bebop, weather, Salvador Dalí, Jack Kerouac and movies, C ...moreMore about Clark Coolidge...