The House That Jack Built: The Collected Lectures of Jack Spicer

The House That Jack Built: The Collected Lectures of Jack Spicer

Jack Spicer


the home That Jack outfitted collects for the 1st time the 4 old talks given by way of arguable poet Jack Spicer ahead of his early demise in 1965. those energetic and provocative lectures functionality as a gloss to Spicer's personal poetry, a normal discourse on poetics, and a cautionary instruction manual for younger poets. This long-awaited record of Spicer's unorthodox poetic imaginative and prescient, what Robin Blaser has known as "the perform of outside," is an authoritative version of an underground classic.

Peter Gizzi's afterword elucidates many of the basic problems with Spicer's poetry and lectures, together with the concept that of poetic dictation, which Spicer renovates with vocabularies of pop culture: radio, Martians, and baseball; his use of the California panorama as a backdrop for his poems; and his visible mind's eye on the subject of the aesthetics of west-coast funk assemblage. This booklet provides a firsthand account of the opposite and turbulent poetics that outline Spicer's ongoing contribution to a global avant-garde.

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