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The Intent On: Collected Poems, 1962-2006

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***Winner of Poetry Society of America's 2010 Shelley Memorial Award

Kenneth Irby has practiced his craft at the center of the American poetry scene for decades, yet is little known to the mainstream. An associate of the legendary Black Mountain poets as well as of the celebrated seventies L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E group of literary experimenters, he was a close colleague of writers
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Hardcover, 704 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by North Atlantic Books
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John Barrios
This is my single most influencial book of poetry I own. It is not my favorite, but I cannot read from it without wanting to write immediately. The best underappreciated poet in America today.
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