A Living Legacy: In Their Own Words- Some American Poets. Thomas Rain Crowe, Joe Bruchac, Philip Daughtry, Anne Valley Fox, David Moe, Joe Napora, Margaret Randall, Barbara Szerlip.
A Living Legacy: In Their Own Words- Some American Poets
A Living Legacy: In Their Own Words- Some American Poets

A Living Legacy: In Their Own Words- Some American Poets

ISBN: 188319735X
Cullowhee, NC: New Native Press, 2015. First Edition. Softcover. Signed by editor, publisher & subject Thomas Rain Crowe. "This is a collection that will be new to readers both outside and inside of the U.S. A collection of interviews with such a broad brushstroke, such a wide arc of voice and achievement as to be unique...This, then, is a major sampling of poets that would best represent the qualities of heart and soul that is the poetry of the United States in the second decade of the 21st century and beyond. Poets whose work and poetic visions, we believe, will live on beyond their own lifetimes." (from back cover) A collection of interviews with some of the most acclaimed & provocative contemporary American poets. Edited by the noted poet & publisher Thomas Rain Crowe, a production of his imprint New Native Press & with himself as one of the interview subjects. Crowe was at the center of the Baby Beat Generation/ Second San Francisco Renaissance during the 1970s, & many of the poets in this volume are his colleagues from that creatively fertile time & place, including Philip Daughtry (known back then as Suntree), Anne Valley Fox, David Moe & Barbara Szerlip; along with such luminaries as Joe Bruchac, Joe Napora & Barbara Randall who were not part of the BBG/ SSFR scene but are in similar orbits & closeness to Crowe. Many of the subjects of these interviews are discussed by Crowe in our book, Starting From San Francisco (Item No. 3071, Deluxe Edition No. 3075). The format of these interviews consists of the same set of topical questions (presumably composed by Crowe) asked of each poet, including himself. The questions & diverse answers cut to the core of current American poetry, its practitioners & the culture-society from which they emerge. With photographs of each poet at the beginning of their interview (& a partly color composite image on front cover), section of short biographies following interviews. On the title page, just below his printed name, Crowe has hand-written his signature in bold blue ink. Trade-format softcover original, first edition, first printing as stated on copyright page & as indicated by number sequence thereon. A fascinating & rewarding rarity for the American poetry scholar & collector. In very fine condition with only a bit of rubbing to front, back covers & spine; a few miniscule bumps at edges & corners of same. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at edges & corners of a few page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #4074]

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