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Echoes

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In his new collection of poems, Robert Creeley continues to explore the limits and resonances, public and personal, of age. Indeed, the title itself, Echoes, recurs throughout his poetry of the last two decades. Thus "Sonnets" speaks out against the waste of human violence and dogmatism ("Come round again the banal/belligerence almost a/flatulent echo of times"), while the...more
Hardcover, 116 pages
Published April 1st 1994 by New Directions Publishing Corporation (first published January 1st 1982)
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Karlo Mikhail
I liked some of the poems. But I found most of the pieces hard to penetrate. Too consciously ambiguous for me. The line breaks also did not help at all.
James
I finished this today, but I neither understood nor enjoyed it. I didn’t even like Creeley’s line breaks. This was a shame, since I have enjoyed some of his other books.
Gin Kanges
a great writer-great poems. The book opens with a quotation of a S.T. Coleridge piece. The poet writes of colors and more. R. Creeley is held back by what our language can only do or limits him to do.
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Robert Creeley was an American poet and author of more than sixty books. He is usually associated with the Black Mountain poets, though his verse aesthetic diverged from that school's. He was close with Charles Olson, Robert Duncan, Allen Ginsberg, John Wieners and Ed Dorn. He served as the Samuel P. Capen Professor of Poetry and the Humanities at State University of New York at Buffalo, and lived...more
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