[Item #2752] Echoes. Robert Creeley.


West Branch, IA: The Toothpaste Press, 1982. First Trade Edition. Wrappers in Sewn Binding. The Toothpaste Press edition of Echoes begins thunderously with an exquisite Creeley piece entitled "First Rain." Like his mentor William Carlos Williams, Robert Creeley's rain scenes have always been profoundly memorable, and this opening piece is no exception. Creeley's poetic practice was honed from years of contemplative observation, of a keen eye & ear on the distinctive dialect that Williams titled "American Speech." Creeley at his best doesn't merely use their language as his diction, but augments it with the refined philosophical mind. Samuel Taylor Coleridge (who Creeley has been compared to) once said: "No man was ever yet a great poet, without being at the same time a profound philosopher." This over 200-year old maxim couldn't be truer today, and is exemplified in the works of a true American innovator: Robert Creeley. From the library of Ken & Ann Mikolowski, close friends of Robert Creeley & founders of Detroit's "Alternative Press," publishers of many Beat/New York School/Black Mountain-related authors. Book in very fine condition with only slight shelf-wear to top, bottom fine-edges of front cover; minute bump-crease to bottom left corner of same; slight rubbing to front, back covers. Very Fine. [Item #2752]

Price: $15.00

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