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Tottering State: Selected Early Poems, 1963-1983
by Tom Raworth
Poetry. This new edition of TOTTERING STATE contains additional early poems by one of Britian's finest poets. Tom Raworth's lines are passing near the black hole/in ordinary flat space radically estranging the visual field by jumping time. Also included in this edition is the complete text of WRITING, long out of print. Robert Creeley has said about Raworth: [He] is the on ...more
Published 2000 by O Books
(first published 1984)
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Early poetry showed the influences of the Black Mountain and New York School poets, particularly Robert Creeley and John Ashbery together with strands from European poetry (Apollinaire), Dada, and Surrealism. His 1974 book Ace saw Raworth move to a more disjunctive style, built from short, unpunctuated lines that entice the reader into following multiple syntactic possibilities, as they knit toget ...moreMore about Tom Raworth...