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As If Free
Burt Kimmelman
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As If Free

3.50  ·  Rating details ·  4 ratings  ·  1 review
Poetry. "Make no mistake about it: Burt Kimmelman appears here & not for the first time as a successor to the lineage of William Carlos Williams & George Oppen (to name but two), no less so for being a master of that lineage worn proudly. The sense of number in his writing particle by particle & breath by breath & the attention that he gives to other partic ...more
Paperback, 89 pages
Published December 22nd 2009 by Talisman House, Publishers (first published 2009)
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Jee Koh
Mar 22, 2010 rated it it was ok
Traded books with Burt Kimmelman after befriending each other on Facebook. As If Free is his sixth book of poetry. The book arrived with a personalized form letter and a press release quoting reviewers. Of an earlier book, Robert Creeley writes, "This is a rare evocation of a luminous place indeed--the wonder of this world in itself." Not one of Creeley's better blurbs, I think, lardered as it is with stock phrases. Samuel Menashe says, ". . .Kimmelman strives for and often attains 'the simple / ...more
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