Retrievals
Retrievals


Garrett Caples

Garrett Caples is a poet and freelance writer who lives in San Francisco and an editor for City Lights, where he curates the Spotlight Poetry Series. He is the author of three full-length poetry collections, The Garrett Caples Reader (Black Square, 1999) Complications (Meritage, 2007), and Power Ballads (Wave, 2016), a pamphlet, Quintessence of the Minor: Symbolist Poetry in English (Wave, 2010), and a book of essays, Retrievals (Wave, 2014). He is the co-editor of The Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia (California, 2013), Particulars of Place (Omnidawn, 2015) by Richard O. Moore, Incidents of Travel in Poetry: New and Selected Poems by Frank Lima (City Lights, 2016), and Arcana: A Stephen Jonas Reader (City Lights, 2019) He has a Ph.D. in English from UC Berkeley.


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Power Ballads
Garrett Caples
A power ballad was a hair metal band's voyage into the softer side of rock, compromising to the integrity of the genre, but genuine and trailblazing. So too is Caples' Power Ballads. His poems and prose pieces are bizarre and hilarious, in which Dylan and Bowie sit alongside the French surrealists, with the occasional turn into heartfelt...



Edited by Garrett Caples

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Arcana
A Stephen Jonas Reader
Stephen Jonas, Garrett Caples, Derek Fenner
Stephen Jonas is a crucial missing piece of the postwar American poetry puzzle.



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Preserving Fire
Selected Prose
Philip Lamantia, Garrett Caples
Preserving Fire recounts the life and thought of Surrealist, Beat Generation, and San Francisco Renaissance poet Philip Lamantia through his fugitive prose works



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Incidents of Travel in Poetry
New and Selected Poems
Frank Lima, Garrett Caples, Julien Poirier
New and selected work by a major Latino poet, the best kept secret of the New York School.



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Tau by Philip Lamantia and Journey to the End by John Hoffman
Pocket Poets Number 59
Philip Lamantia, John Hoffman, Garrett Caples
Two new books from the classic Beat period: mystical poems by Philip Lamantia and the long-lost "Six Gallery" poems by legendary hipster John Hoffman.



Introduction by Garrett Caples

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Incidents of Travel in Poetry
New and Selected Poems
Frank Lima, Garrett Caples, Julien Poirier
New and selected work by a major Latino poet, the best kept secret of the New York School.



Notes by Garrett Caples

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Tau by Philip Lamantia and Journey to the End by John Hoffman
Pocket Poets Number 59
Philip Lamantia, John Hoffman, Garrett Caples
Two new books from the classic Beat period: mystical poems by Philip Lamantia and the long-lost "Six Gallery" poems by legendary hipster John Hoffman.