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The Maverick Poets: An Anthology

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Absolutely NO publisher overstock or black remainder mark on page edges!! NEW, NEVER READ and perfect soft cover -- A+ MINT-- NO blemishes. Published by Gorilla Press, stated FIRST EDITIOn, 2nd printing, 1989 --Five+ years of very satisfied customers -- see the feedback!!! From a dry/smoke free environment --Tight, crisp, and clean - you'll hear the book CRACK when opened! ...more
Paperback, 146 pages
Published August 1st 1988 by Gorilla Pr
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kenneth
May 26, 2017 rated it liked it
This small anthology contains the work of various poets of Beat, counter-culture, and iconoclastic perspectives. The book was published in the late 1980's and some of the poets featured are reputable figures today, although I would argue that some of the poems are rather dated. At times, there appears to be an emphasis on subject matter rather than aesthetic depth; however, some of the poems are quite remarkable. All of the pieces by Raymond Carver are excellent, and encountering his poem "Hat" ...more
Jack
Sep 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'm officially addicted to late 60's/early 70's drudgery and absurdist poetry. Bukowski, Ferlinghetti, Alta, Marion Cohen and Kowit...not so much Ginsberg-- maybe I just haven't come across the right stuff for good ol' Allen. Highly recommend this read, if it's your fancy, ecstatic to find it at Ken Sanders the other day. Here's one of my faves from my book, even though it's a tad macabre and ominous:

Somewhere by Wanda Coleman

there's an alley with my name on it
cold gritty pavement
crushed glass
sh
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