Contexts of Poetry: Interviews 1961-1971. Robert Creeley.
Contexts of Poetry: Interviews 1961-1971
Contexts of Poetry: Interviews 1961-1971

Contexts of Poetry: Interviews 1961-1971

ISBN: 0877040257
Bolinas, CA: Four Seasons Foundation, 1973. First Edition. Softcover. Signed & Inscribed by Robert Creeley to Ken & Ann Mikolowski, Founders of Detroit's "Alternative Press." "I have a curious feeling about the material here collected," Robert Creeley states in his introductory note to this ineffably important volume for Creeley scholars and students of mid-century American poetry alike. "The interviews took place in a variety of circumstances. In some cases the interviewers were particular friends who had come to our house, making the whole occasion happily relaxed and informal...The talking I did at the Vancouver Poetry Conference in company with Allen Ginsberg was part of a so-called class meeting and again the transcription was done by a friend and then student, George Butterick. John Sinclair--a man I liked and respected on the instant--in company with Robin Eichele managed to get me while we were both enjoying a timeout at a friend's house during the Berkeley Poetry Conference...The time between the first and last [interview collected here] is just about ten years." This book was privately printed by the Four Seasons Foundation, the lesser-known publishing outlet of famed editor Don Allen, whose "The New American Poetry 1945-1960" became the landmark anthology that familiarized the "new movements" in American poetry to mainstream literary culture. Cover photograph by Gerard Malanga, poet, photographer, and Warhol Factory associate. Beautiful contemporary inscription to title page that reads: "for Ken and Anne (sic) / -- for the round / of the world / -- with love, / Bob -- Buffalo /(flourish) / 4/28/73." "Ken and Ann" are Ken & Ann Mikolowski, founders of Detroit's "Alternative Press," publishers of many Beat//New York School/Black Mountain-related authors. Book in fine condition with rubbing to front, back covers; moderate shelf-wear throughout; bumps at all corners esp. top right, bottom right corners of front cover; bump-creases to top left, bottom left corners of back cover; slight browning near bottom right corner of same; slight yellowing esp. on & near spine & spine-edge. Fine. [Item #2731]

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