My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer

My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer

Jack Spicer


In 1965, whilst the poet Jack Spicer died on the age of 40, he left at the back of a trunkful of papers and manuscripts and some copies of the seven small books he had obvious to press. A West Coast poet, his impression spanned the nationwide literary scene of the Fifties and '60s, even though in lots of methods Spicer's leading edge writing ran counter to that of his contemporaries within the big apple tuition and the West Coast Beat circulation. Now, greater than 40 years later, Spicer's voice is extra compelling, insistent, and well timed than ever. in the course of his brief yet prolific lifestyles, Spicer afflicted the options of translation, voice, and the act of poetic composition itself. My Vocabulary Did This to Me is a landmark booklet of this crucial poet's existence paintings, and comprises poems that experience develop into more and more tough to discover and lots of released right here for the 1st time.

Show sample text content

Download sample