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Becos: Poems
Bill Knott
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Becos: Poems

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Hardcover, 65 pages
Published April 28th 1983 by Vintage Books USA (first published 1983)
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Patricia Murphy
I had the great privilege to study with Bill at Emerson College in the early 90's. I have many memories of him, but the most salient is when he asked if he could buy one of my lines for $10. I should have said yes, because I find it pretty easy to write a good line, but Bill Knott actually knows what to do with them. I love his poems. And I enjoyed revisiting this book.

Some of my favorite moments here:

"now we argue over which criteria
gravity uses to select its victims"

"I call my goodbyes home in
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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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The Unsubscriber: Poems The Naomi Poems, Book One: Corpse and Beans The Quicken Tree Laugh at the End of the World: Collected Comic Poems, 1969-1999 Selected and Collected Poems

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