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Solution Passage

4.67  ·  Rating Details  ·  40 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Hardcover, 389 pages
Published April 30th 2000 by Sun and Moon Press (first published 1985)
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W.B.
Oct 14, 2007 W.B. rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who wants to know "how far are those poets willing to go?"
Coolidge hit his stride right around these years, I believe. This book is a bit of mindfuck. The work oscillates between being realized philosophies (reifications) and polymorphous perverse sensuality. Sort of a Stevensian transposition into the eighties in other words. Few poets could pull that off, but C.C. did here. You want an elegy, a fuck poem, a Bergsonian poem, a death poem, a birth poem?...make up your grocery list and whatever it is you'll find this is one-stop shopping.
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Jan 03, 2010 Magdalena rated it it was amazing
This book is magic for me. Every time I try to relearn how to write, I open it. The poems look like poems. Small. Short. Square. But they don't act like regular poems. The words don't act like you expect them to.
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Jan 26, 2008 Ben rated it did not like it
i didn't understand a word. clearly i'm missing something and should try again someday...
Jonathan
Jul 20, 2007 Jonathan rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Poetry freaks
This book hasn't exhausted itself in almost twenty years of reading it.
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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 ...more
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