Collected Poems of Bob Kaufman

Collected Poems of Bob Kaufman

Collected for the first time, the complete surviving works of a major African-American Beat Surrealist poet.

Author: Bob Kaufman

Publisher:

ISBN: 0872867692

Category: Poetry

Page: 325

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"Bob Kaufman's life is written on mirrors in smoke."--Jack Kerouac "So much did he embody a French tradition of the poet as outsider, madman, and outcast, that in France, Kaufman was called the Black Rimbaud."--David Henderson "He was an original voice. No one else talked like him. No one else wrote poetry like him."--Lawrence Ferlinghetti TheCollected Poems of Bob Kaufman brings together every known surviving poem by this major African-American surrealist, including the three books published in his lifetime,Solitudes Crowded with Loneliness,Golden Sardine, andThe Ancient Rain. With over 30 previously uncollected works,Collected Poems is the first comprehensive presentation of this truly original, streetwise autodidact and member of the Beat Generation. Included here are a foreword by devorah major, reminiscences by editors Raymond Foye and Neeli Cherkovski, and a biographical timeline by editor Tate Swindell, which chronicles this elusive poet's movements across the country and around the world.Collected Poems is a landmark poetic achievement and marks Kaufman's welcome return to City Lights Publishers. Praise forCollected Poems of Bob Kaufman: "With this magnetic new unveiling Bob Kaufman trenchantly sunders endemic retrocausal error and neglect that his casted his fate into a secondary enclave of lesser mastery. To set the story straight it was his spirit that helped sire the Ginsberg that we know and not vice versa. It was he who magically hoisted the invisible umbrella under which Kerouac and others such as Corso were enabled to protractedly flourish. Arrested 39 times for poetic brilliance via bravura he was the absolute contrary of the sterile academic scrounging for golden verbal eggs. Never concerned with immediate notoriety he passed across unerring emptiness as a poetic lahar sweeping in all directions at once. He volcanically en-veined the Beats as a mirage enveloped Surrealist; not as a formal poet, but one, like Rimbaud, who embodied butane. Following the scent of his butane on one anonymous North Beach afternoon led Philip Lamantia to audibly utter to me that Bob Kaufman as per incandescent singularity is 'our poet.'"--Will Alexander "Bob Kaufman is one our most vulnerable, mysterious and beautiful of poets, a nomadic maudit, surrealist saint of the streets, votary of silence, the consummate Outrider with trickster imagination and visionary power. What does it take to be such a poet-man, veils/layers of existence laced with hardship, suffering? Not many like this anymore. The Black American Rimbaud, as he was christened in France. His poems make me weep and bow with humility and wonder. I last saw him, shape-shifting shaman on Ken Kesey's stage in Oregon, swirling in a torque of rage, enlightenment, and prescience. Pure product of America's madness: fury and tenderness. The writing is complex and lays its soul baring down on jazz inflected syllables and riffs for all to read and tremble within. No serious canon is complete without this insistent rhythm, poetic acuity, and a body's last resort to sing."--Anne Waldman "Uplifting the voice of this under-sung literary master to future's light is the mission of theCollected Poems of Bob Kaufman. This poet's poet on the cliff edge of no ledge is still continuing to foster new surrealizations. Read this bebopian wordsmith, his pen turned saxophone and ink notes that are black tears."--Kamau Daaood
Categories: Poetry

Solitudes Crowded with Loneliness

Solitudes Crowded with Loneliness

Published in 1965, Solitudes Crowded with Loneliness assembles ten years' work of Bob Kaufman, celebrated in San Francisco as the original Beat and in France as 'the American Rimbaud.

Author: Bob Kaufman

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811200760

Category: Poetry

Page: 87

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Published in 1965, Solitudes Crowded with Loneliness assembles ten years' work of Bob Kaufman, celebrated in San Francisco as the original Beat and in France as 'the American Rimbaud.' Bob Kaufman promotes a spontaneous, prophetic verse, mixing street talk and jazz with vision.
Categories: Poetry

Teducation

Teducation

A much-awaited collection of poems by one of the greatest African American Beat poets.

Author: Ted Joans

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015047709541

Category: Poetry

Page: 228

View: 978

A much-awaited collection of poems by one of the greatest African American Beat poets.
Categories: Poetry

Pagan

Pagan

Poetry. Women's Studies. Kaye McDonough's PAGAN reverberates with a loving touch that spares nothing. Within its pages the impressions of a poet who focuses on lovers, friends and family, comes to life.

Author: Kaye McDonough

Publisher:

ISBN: 1883197333

Category: Poetry

Page: 146

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Poetry. Women's Studies. Kaye McDonough's PAGAN reverberates with a loving touch that spares nothing. Within its pages the impressions of a poet who focuses on lovers, friends and family, comes to life. The deft artistry of Vermeer,the splendid pathos of Beat legend Bob Kaufman, and the lives of many women are among the themes handled with grace and craftsmanship. McDonough serves as a witness to the mysteries of the ordinary. The impressive range of PAGAN will serve to enlighten and entertain generations to come. "Kaye McDonough has such a unique poetic voice, and her new PAGAN distills it, especially in her poems for Isadora Duncan and Bob Kaufman, both pagans of another age."—Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Categories: Poetry

Selected Poems

Selected Poems

This is the first major collection of his work. "It began as a kind of fairytale life in poetry: the young man from the provinces arrives in San Francisco to meet his mentors, the Beat poets of San Francisco and Berkeley.

Author: Eric Walker

Publisher:

ISBN: 1732974209

Category: American poetry

Page: 164

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Poetry. Edited and Introduced by Raymond Foye. Afterword by Neeli Cherkovski. The brief life of Eric Walker (1964-1994) was also a remarkably productive one. He was a close friend and a peer to many of the important poets of San Francisco and Berkeley in his day: Bob Kaufman, Philip Lamantia, Tisa Walden, Howard Hart, Kirby Doyle, Neeli Cherkovski, Julia Vinograd, and many others. This is the first major collection of his work. "It began as a kind of fairytale life in poetry: the young man from the provinces arrives in San Francisco to meet his mentors, the Beat poets of San Francisco and Berkeley. It was 1981, he was seventeen, he slept on floors, begged food, bummed cigarettes, and in the morning left behind scribbled poems that delighted and amazed his hosts. These early years were filled with promise, joy, and exuberance, but there followed in his twenties a chaotic descent into mental illness. The poetry and madness, in classic fashion, often went hand in hand. A dozen years and five hundred poems later, he was found hanging in a prison cell, aged 29."--Raymond Foye, from the Introduction "The poems of Eric Walker are exquisite. Not only did he possess a musical ear and a natural sense of craft, but he left behind a considerable body of work. Although repetitive at times, that in itself only enhances the sense of mastery over his interior demons and gives the reader a grasp of what would rise to the surface later if his life had not been so tragically shortened. They are so much of his mind and of his imagination, but they grew out of the rough and beautiful coast lands of California, and down through the tangled shadows of his psychic redwood forest."--Neeli Cherkovski, from the Afterword
Categories: American poetry

The Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia

The Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia

In particular, we owe him a debt of gratitude for tracking down Lamantia's first
published poem, “Ages in the Wind,” ... Robert Kaufman and Joseph Donahue
put in a good word for this book in its earliest stage, for which we extend our
thanks.

Author: Philip Lamantia

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520324817

Category: Poetry

Page: 504

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The Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia represents the lifework of the most visionary poet of the American postwar generation. Philip Lamantia (1927-2005) played a major role in shaping the poetics of both the Beat and the Surrealist movements in the United States. First mentored by the San Francisco poet Kenneth Rexroth, the teenage Lamantia also came to the attention of the French Surrealist leader André Breton, who, after reading Lamantia’s youthful work, hailed him as a “voice that rises once in a hundred years.” Later, Lamantia went “on the road” with Jack Kerouac and shared the stage with Allen Ginsberg at the famous Six Gallery reading in San Francisco, where Ginsburg first read “Howl.” Throughout his life, Lamantia sought to extend and renew the visionary tradition of Romanticism in a distinctly American vernacular, drawing on mystical lore and drug experience in the process. The Collected Poems gathers not only his published work but also an extensive selection of unpublished or uncollected work; the editors have also provided a biographical introduction.
Categories: Poetry

The beat generation

The beat generation

In The Collected Books of Jack Spicer , by Jack Spicer . Santa Barbara ... The
Dark End of the Street : Margins in American Vanguard Poetry . ... Introduction to
Cranial Guitar : Selected Poems , by Bob Kaufman , edited by Gerald Nicosia .

Author: Zott, Lynn Marie Zott

Publisher:

ISBN: 0787675725

Category: American literature

Page: 536

View: 671

Categories: American literature

Selected Poems

Selected Poems

Robert Duncan Robert J. Bertholf. New Directions Paperbooks — A Partial
Listing Walter ... H.D Collected Poems . NDP611 . NDP619 . Helen in Egypt .
NDP380 . ... Bob Kaufman , The Ancient Rain . NDPS 14 . Kay Boyle , The Crazy
Hunter ...

Author: Robert Duncan

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811213455

Category: Poetry

Page: 171

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Bertholf's selections are so attuned to the essentials of Duncan's writing that even those familiar with the whole body of Duncan's work will become more sensitized to his recurring imagery and consistency of thought pattern throughout this collection. --Publishers Weekly.
Categories: Poetry

Selected Poems

Selected Poems

New Directions Poetry — A Partial Listing Valentine Ackland , The Nature of the
Moment ( cloth ) . Gavin Ewart , Selected Poems . NDP655 . John Allman , Loew's
... NDP768 . Butterfly Valley . NDP990 . Bob Kaufman , The Ancient Rain .

Author: Octavio Paz

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811208990

Category: Poetry

Page: 147

View: 418

Poems deal with death, nature, the past, art, perception, love, travel, communication, and truth
Categories: Poetry

Selected Poems

Selected Poems

Franz Kafka , Amerika . NDP117 . Mary Karr , The Devil's Tour . NDP768 . Bob
Kaufman , The Ancient Rain . NDP514 . H. von Kleist , Prince Friedrich . NDP462
. D. Kosztolányi , Anna Édes . NDP772 . Miroslav Krleza , On the Edge of Reason
.

Author: Kenneth Patchen

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811201465

Category: Poetry

Page: 145

View: 484

Verses compiled from ten previous volumes condemn the violence, hate, and injustice of the modern world and express trust in the eventual triumph of divine love and the good in human nature
Categories: Poetry

Selected Poems

Selected Poems

Franz Kafka , Amerika . NDP117 . Mary Karr , The Devil's Tour . NDP768 . Bob
Kaufman , The Ancient Rain . NDP514 . H. von Kleist , Prince Friedrich . NDP462
. D. Kosztolányi , Anna Édes . NDP772 . Miroslav Krleza , On the Edge of Reason
.

Author: Kenneth Rexroth

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811209172

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 152

View: 464

Poems deal with love, sensuality, nature, the seasons, death, justice, music, war, and travel
Categories: Literary Criticism

California Poetry

California Poetry

November Surf , ” “ Hands , ” and “ Fire on the Hills , ” by Robinson Jeffers from
The Collected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers ... No More Jazz at Alcatraz ” and “
Round About Midnight ” from Cranial Guitar : Selected Poems by Bob Kaufman .

Author: Dana Gioia

Publisher: Great Valley Books

ISBN: UOM:39015058138937

Category: Poetry

Page: 376

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The first historical anthology to provide a comprehensive survey of California poetry, this ground-breaking new book presents the work of 101 authors across two centuries. California Poetry includes poets as diverse as Ambrose Bierce, Yone Noguchi, Robinson Jeffers, Josephine Miles, Charles Bukowski, Ishmael Reed, Francisco X. Alarcón, and Marilyn Chin. With ample biographical and critical notes for each author, California Poetry goes beyond the limits of the ordinary anthology and provides a detailed and often intimate account of the Golden State's rich but often neglected cultural history.
Categories: Poetry

The Spiritual Imagination of the Beats

The Spiritual Imagination of the Beats

The first comprehensive study to explore the role of esoteric, occult, alchemical, shamanistic, mystical and magical traditions in the work of major Beat authors.

Author: David Stephen Calonne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108416450

Category: Literary Criticism

Page:

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The Spiritual Imagination of the Beats is the first comprehensive study to explore the role of esoteric, occult, magical, theosophical, Gnostic, Hindu and Buddhist traditions in the work of eleven major Beat authors. The opening chapter discusses Kenneth Rexroth and Robert Duncan as predecessors and important influences on the spiritual orientation of the Beats. David Stephen Calonne draws comparisons throughout the book between the various approaches towards spiritual matters of individual Beat writers - for example, Burroughs registered significant objections to Buddhism, while Ginsberg and Kerouac devoted considerable time to studying Buddhist history and texts. This book also focuses on authors who have often been neglected in Beat studies - Diane di Prima, Bob Kaufman and Philip Whalen. In addition, several understudied works such as Gregory Corso's 'The Geometric Poem' are given close attention. Calonne also introduces important themes from the history of heterodox spirituality - Manicheanism, alchemy and Tarot - and demonstrates how inextricably these ideas shaped the Beat literary imagination.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Beat Collection

The Beat Collection

John Wieners : copyright © 1986 , John Wieners , from Selected Poems 1958 –
1984 , reproduced by permission of Black Sparrow Press . Bob Kaufman : '
Abomunist Manifesto ' ; ' Notes Dis - and Re - Garding Abomunism ” ; “ Further
Notes ' ; ' $ $ Abomunus Craxioms $ $ ' ; “ Still Further Notes Dis ... Alexander
Trocchi : reproduced with permission of the Calder Educational 358 THE BEAT
COLLECTION.

Author: Barry Miles

Publisher: Virgin Books

ISBN: UCSC:32106018643814

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 359

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A masterful compilation of writings from the members of the Beat Generation ranges from the mid-1940s to 1960, encompassing the works of Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gregory Corso, Diane DiPrima, Frank O'Hara, Gary Snyder, and others.
Categories: Literary Collections

Bukowski a Life

Bukowski  a Life

The definitive life of Charles Bukowski: literary legend and outlaw.

Author: Neeli Cherkovski

Publisher: Black Sparrow Press

ISBN: 157423241X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 350

View: 146

The definitive life of Charles Bukowski: literary legend and outlaw.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Integral Music

Integral Music

Letters to Robert Kelly . Robert Kelly papers . Poetry and Rare Book Collection .
State University of New York at Buffalo . B66F1 , B66F3 ... Cranial Guitar :
Selected Poems by Bob Kaufman . Ed . Gerald Nicosia . Minneapolis , MN :
Coffee ...

Author: Aldon Lynn Nielsen

Publisher: Modern & Contemporary Poetics

ISBN: UOM:39015059563224

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 218

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An important study of African American contributions to contemporary American poetry. Aldon Nielsen's book Black Chant: Languages of African American Postmodernism (Cambridge University Press, 1997) was a ground-breaking work of scholarship that examined modern and postmodern developments in the work of African American poets since the Second World War and their contributions to both African American culture and American modernism. Integral Music extends the terms of the studies begun in Black Chant through a more in-depth look at the work of key writers and poets in the decades following the Second World War. While Nielsen examines anew such key figures as Amiri Baraka, he also provides the first extended studies of significant but often overlooked figures in African American poetry, such as Russell Atkins and Stephen Jonas. His essay on Bob Kaufman points toward the critical intersection of poetry and jazz in African American letters, as does his essay on performance poet Jayne Cortez. Nielsen's studies in this volume affirm the importance and centrality of African American poets to American intellectual life and international, modernist, and postmodernist poetry today.
Categories: Literary Criticism