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i never knew what time it was

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In this series of intricately related texts, internationally known poet, critic, and performance artist David Antin explores the experience of time—how it's felt, remembered, and recounted. These free-form talk pieces—sometimes called talk poems or simply talks—began as improvisations at museums, universities, and poetry centers where Antin was invited to come and think ou ...more
Paperback, 186 pages
Published April 25th 2005 by University of California Press (first published January 1st 2005)
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Shannon
Jun 10, 2013 Shannon rated it liked it

I particularly enjoyed:

The Noise of Time
I Never Knew What Time It Was
How Wide Is The Frame?
Endangered Nouns
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Sep 15, 2011 Michael Gossett rated it it was amazing
'Talk-poems' that read like fascinating, associate speeches/thinkings-out-loud. A cool new way to do poetry, and Antin does it as well as anyone might. The title poem is a great one, as is "The Noise of Time."
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Apr 27, 2009 Barry rated it really liked it
Read this after hearing him talk. The talk is the real thing, an idiosyncratic realization of the moment. These transcriptions are well worth reading, but not the same.
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