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Idaho Out

Poems 1964- 1967

Edward Dorn

Ed Dorn, Idaho Out
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ISBN: 978 1 905001 13 2
Categories: 20th Century
Imprint: Audio Books
Published: January 2010
216 x 135 x 1 mm
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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    1 On the Debt My Mother Owed to Sears Roebuck

    2 The Tepee at Tomah

    3 Inauguration Poem #2

    4 Idaho Out

    5 Daffodil Song

    6 Another Vague Love

    7 Chronicle

    8 Song (Christ of the sparrows Help me!)

    9 Poem in Five Parts

    10 Mourning Letter, March 19, 1963

    11 Eugene Delacroix Says

    12 Thesis

    13 A Theory of Truth: The North Atlantic Turbine

    14 Wait by the Door Awhile Death, There Are Others

    15 Song (Again, I am made the occurrence)

    16 The Sundering U.P. Tracks

    17 An Idle Visitation



    Running Time 76:26



    Tracks1-2 are from Hands Up, TotemPress/Corinth Books, 1964

    Tracks3-11 are from Geography, FulcrumPress, 1965

    Tracks12-17 are from The North Atlantic Turbine,Fulcrum Press, 1967

    Edward Dorn was born in Eastern Illinois in 1929 and grew up in rural poverty during the Great Depression. After two years at the University of Illinois, ‘a set of circumstances and warps of destiny’ took him to Black Mountain College, where he studied with Charles Olson. For several years he ... read more
    Praise for Edward Dorn 'This monumental and superbly produced Collected Poems from Manchester's Carcanet Press should go some way to rectifying things, for it reveals the body of Dorn's lifelong work in poetry as an achievement of tremendous intelligence, scope and energy'.
    Matthew Sperling, The London Magazine
     'Ever since I was arrested for stealing a copy of Gunslinger I have paid very close attention to Edward Dorn's poetry... As a political satirist you can't bypass him, you have to go through him. His humour hooks in and hauls the laugh out of you. His long acquaintance with Britain has helped shape some of the best poets who served their apprenticeships in the 1960s. Culturally speaking the Old Country owes him a great debt... Any publication by Dorn is an exciting event...'
    Tom Pickard
    'One of the most powerful and unique voices in American poetry.'
    Vernon Frazer
    'a fundamental masterpiece.'
    Thomas McGuane on Gunslinger
    'the only plausible, political poet in America, and one of the masters of our contemporary language.'
    Peter Ackroyd
    'a poet who has absorbed Olson, Williams, and Pound and moved beyond them.'
    The Virginia Quarterly Review
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