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New Collected Poems

George Oppen

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ISBN: 978 1 857546 31 6
Categories: 20th Century, American
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: July 2003
216 x 135 mm
600 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • 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 It adds previously uncollected poems and a selection of his unpublished work.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.
    GEORGE OPPEN was born in New Rochelle, New York. His first book of poems, Discrete Series (1934), was published by the Objectivist Press. Then for nearly a quarter of a century he fell poetically silent, becoming a political activist, choosing exile in Mexico in the 1950s. When he began writing poetry ... read more
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