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New Collected Poems
ISBN: 978 1 857546 31 6
Categories: 20th Century, American
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: July 2003
216 x 135 x 36 mm
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Edited with an introduction and notes by Michael Davidson
Preface by Eliot Weinberger
George Oppen's New Collected Poems gathers all of the poet's books published in his lifetime (1908-1984). It adds previously uncollected poems and a selection of his unpublished work. One of America's most vigorous modernists, he was a member of the Objectivist group that flourished in the 1930s, which also included William Carlos Williams, Charles Reznikoff, Carl Rakosi and Louis Zukofsky. Ezra Pound called him 'a serious craftsman, a sensibility which is not every man's sensibility and which has not been got out of any other man's book'. This edition includes generous annotation and a full introduction.
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