In Memory of My Theories

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O Books, Jan 1, 1996 - Poetry - 81 pages
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Poetry. Art is no consolation, but it is art. Rod Smith sends us this "thinking event of the pulse fetish tone handle" from America's capital, where each day blank, pig-eyed men, hissing a kind of English work toward the further redistribution of wealth from the children of the underclasses to the orbiting robots of capital. Tinned and untinned, Smith's art speaks in resistance to treachery, and on behalf of several suppressed tendencies and human possibilities, some new, some older than agriculture. "A fringe limitation / structures history," but "no analysand can indent this largesse" -Kevin Davies.

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About the author (1996)

Robert Creeley (1926-2005) published more than sixty books of poetry, prose, essays, and interviews in the United States and abroad. His many honors included the Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award, the Frost Medal, the Shelley Memorial Award, and the Bollingen Prize for Poetry. He was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and Distinguished Professor in the Graduate Program in Literary Arts at Brown University.

Rod Smith is the author of several collections of poetry, including "Deed" (2007), editor of the journal "Aerial", publisher of Edge Books, and manager of Bridge Street Books in Washington, D.C.

Peter Baker is Professor of English and Cultural Studies at Towson University in Maryland. He is the author or editor of six previous volumes, including "Detecting Detection: International Perspectives on the Uses of a Plot" (2012).

Kaplan Harris is Associate Professor of English at St. Bonaventure University. He has published widely on twentieth-century poetry, including recent articles on Susan Howe, Ted Berrigan, Hannah Weiner, and Kevin Killian.

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