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The Collected Poems

4.76  ·  Rating details ·  34 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Hardcover, 687 pages
Published October 1st 1984 by Persea Books
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Mitch
Jul 26, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Blackburn has always been a source I return to again and again. The ease of his line, the music in the line, the speech-based quality of the poems always inspire me to write.
Marjorie Perloff's idiotic politically correct critique of this book pissed me off all those years ago in Parnassus, and still irks me today. The main reason I can't take that bitch seriously is that review, where she accused Paul Blackburn of not being Frank O'Hara, and therefore, rejected his work outright. Of course he's
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Richard Whitehead
Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Just love Paul Blackburn's poetry - I keep this book close, read the poems whenever I can. Wish there was a biography of Blackburn - such a brave, human, generous, humorous and quietly skilful poet.
cristiana
Aug 22, 2007 rated it liked it
died as a relatively young poet...friends w/ folks like ted berrigan and ron padgett. somehow his "projection" reminds me of joseph ceravolo's work, but this is probably because they both died relatively young.
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May 28, 2008 rated it really liked it
This is a prodigious book. It's going to take me ages to get through it. So far, it's great.
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Mar 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I'm very happy to have finally acquired this edition. I keep coming back to Blackburn and Creeley.
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intimate, very fragile work. definitely in the abstract vein, but with a grand voice/ prose.
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