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Mine: One That Enters the Stories
Poetry. A reprint of this 1982 book of prose poetry by the nearly legendary avant-garde stalwart Clark Coolidge still exudes freshness. "A long-time master of the jazzy long work, Clark Coolidge has this time turned the long poem in prose into a non-fiction novel or tomb full of buried things taken with you of the new existence of old logic and present looking, all sung by ...more
Paperback, 123 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Figures
(first published November 1982)
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Oh, so fresh! So many ways to read this great book. Four that occur just now: 1) as expressing doubts about the increasing distances between particulars & hence as wonderings (if not quite doubts) about sustaining a particularist poetics, while compelled to do so all the same; 2) example (as in much of Coolidge) of self-reflexive pomo that isn't trying-to-be-funny goofy pastiche; 3) of an expansive tendency he shared with a number at the time, & which he took in the direction of This cou ...more
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 ...moreMore about Clark Coolidge...