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The Quicken Tree

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Bill Knott first received public attention with The Naomi Poems in 1968. His poetry startles us, drawing from a potent mix of his American roots and the French Symbolists in a crucible of a surreal imagination. The author of several collections, Knott always stands apart from current conventions, fascinated by the verbal texture of language, fusing ideas and images that ...more
Paperback, 83 pages
Published January 1st 1995 by BOA Editions
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Bill Knott spent most of his youth in Chicago. He also taught poetry at Columbia College in Chicago in the early 1970s.

His first book was The Naomi Poems, published in 1968, under the pseudonym Saint Giraud. His many books of poetry include Auto-necrophilia, Love Poems To Myself, Rome in Rome, The Quicken Tree, Selected and Collected Poems, and Laugh At the End of the World: Collected Comic Poems
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