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The Selected Poems of Paul Blackburn

The Selected Poems of Paul Blackburn Paul Blackburn

Edited, with an introduction by, Edith Jarolim

Paul Blackburn (1926–1971) was a leading member of the Black Mountain movement; indeed, he was one of its liveliest, most engaging members. A native New Yorker, he caught the lingo and the massed textures of his city, its vitality and squalor and human depths, with gaiety and affection. Here, in this volume, is a selection of the essential poems by one of the most skillful poets of his generation.

Praise for the book:
"The poet who emerges from these poems. . .is a major figure. . . .Blackburn was a latter-day troubadour, squeezing sweetness from bitter life."—New York Times Book Review

"[Blackburn] wrote some of the best poetry (and the best translations) in our national literature."—World Literature Today

Also available from Persea:
The Collected Poems of Paul Blackburn

Paperback/$14.95 (Can. $16.50)/ISBN 978-0-89255-123-1/288 pages/Poetry

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