New Directions in Poetry and Prose (Volume 23)

By Gary Snyder, Richard Meyers, Robert Duncan, Robert Bly, James Purdy, Walter Abish, Besmilr Brigham, William Bronk, Alvaro de Cam

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As it says under, this quantity is of observe for its translations of Enrique Lihn (!), Fernando Pessoa, and Yannis Ritsos.

Since 1936, the New instructions Annuals have served as vehi­-
cles for the presentation of new and variation developments in global
literature. The overseas personality of this year’s anthology,
the twenty-third in the sequence, is underscored by means of translations of
substantial works through 3 significant overseas poets—Enrique Lihn
(Chile), Fernando Pessoa (Portugal) and Yannis Ritsos
(Greece). Of the American poets, a few have long-standing
reputations, such as Robert Bly, William Bronk, Robert Dun­
can, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Denise Levertov and Carl Rakosi;
others, like Besmilr Brigham, Walter S. Hamady and Richard
Meyers, have contributed to fresh Annuals; whereas a quantity
are rookies of promise—David Giannini, Yuki Hartman
and Lawson Fusao Inada.
T h e prose sections convey an specially wealthy range of
technique, shape and topic subject, ranging from Gary
Snyder’s essay on ecology, The barren region, and Russell Edson’s
satirical brief play, Ketchup, to an inventive free-form piece
by Don Wulffson, You Too Can Be a Floorwax That Even
Your Husband may follow. There are, in addition, brief
stories by way of Walter Abish, Marvin Cohen and James Purdy, and
excerpts from works in growth by means of Charles Henri Ford and
Dennis Silk.

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F A T H E R . No. m o t h e r . It says: one pound of espresso, ten tablespoons, a dozen oranges, toothpicks, if no longer gold, wood, a lady’s diamond watch, a bottle of aspirin, one pound of chopped meat, a bag of onions, wrinkle cream, and . . . f a t h e r . What does it say? m o t h e r . Seven bottles of ketchup, one airborne dirt and dust mop, and speak to the guy approximately solving the corkscrew . . . f a t h e r . What does it suggest? forty RUSSELL EDSON Why do you ask for which means at a time like this? since it may possibly make the variation .

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