1968: A History in Verse
Ed Sanders is distinguished among the poets of his generation by his engagement with history. Here, in a masterwork of poetic history, he shadows the Time Ghost in retrospect back toward that generation's vital and tragic sources, reconstructing the decisive year 1968 in a unique commingling of personal and political recounting.
Like a latterday Cassandra reminiscing of the thunderings of the gods, Sanders evokes participation, performance and prophecy in a fury of emotional tones and swirling factoids, chronicling the laughter and terror of his own creative annus mirabilis as freak' poet/ publisher / Yippie activist / rock star in the midst of the near-breaking of the nation.
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Review: 1968User Review - Patrick - Goodreads
I enjoyed this. A prose poem written recently but based on contemporary diaries from that year. The poem slips fluidly between broader and personal/intimate perspectives. Sanders was a member and ... Read full review
Review: 1968User Review - ManuFactured Artists - Goodreads
Ed Sanders' History in Verse series is just one example of how Sanders is a poet of his own kind, thriving ceaselessly in his own time. I stumbled across Ed Sanders in grad school, from his recorded ... Read full review