City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology: 60th Anniversary Edition. Gregory Corso, Robert Duncan, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Hirschman, Bob Kaufman, Jack Kerouac, Philip Lamantia, Frank O'Hara, Marie Ponsot.
City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology: 60th Anniversary Edition

City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology: 60th Anniversary Edition

ISBN: 9780872866799
San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 2015. First Edition. Hardcover. "...From the beginning the aim was to publish across the board, avoiding the provincial and the academic, and not publishing (that pitfall of the little press) just 'our gang.' I had in mind rather an international, dissident, insurgent ferment. What has proved most fascinating are the continuing cross-currents and cross-fertilizations between poets widely separated by language or geography, from France to Germany to Italy to America North and South, East and West, coalescing in a truly supra-national poetic voice. Thus within these covers, Ginsberg meets his almost exact contemporary Pier Paolo Pasolini, the Chilean Nicanor Parra ex-changes caustic insights with French Resistance poet Jacques Prevert, Catholic Buddhist Kerouac meets Catholic anarchist Kenneth Rexroth, Diane di Prima and Anne Waldman join revolutionary voices with Daisy Zamora and Rosario Murillo, Frank O'Hara encounters the son of Bertolt Brecht, Robert Duncan and Philip Lamantia exchange passionate eruditions, Kenneth Patchen and Robert Bly cry out against a murderous world, Gregory Corso and Peter Orlovsky swap wise and loony street poetry, and Mayakovsky meets the Red Cats, while uneasy bedfellows Yevtushenko and Voznesensky recognize their common enemy...So may our little cultural exchange program continue into the 21st century in a world without walls in which poetry is still the best news." (Lawrence Ferlinghetti, from Introduction) Book in very fine condition with only slight rubbing & nicks to front, back covers & spine; bump-crease to top left corner of front cover. Very Fine. [Item #2694]

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