On Earth
On Earth
Last Poems and an Essay

Robert Creeley, one of the most significant American poets of the twentieth century, helped define an emerging counter-tradition to the prevailing literary establishment--a postwar poetry originating with Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, and Louis Zukofsky and expanding through the lives and works of Charles Olson, Robert Duncan, Allen Ginsberg, Denise Levertov, and others. When Robert Creeley died in March 2005, he was working on what was to be his final book of poetry. In addition to more than thirty new poems, many touching on the twin themes of memory and presence, this moving collection includes the text of the last paper Creeley gave--an essay exploring the late verse of Walt Whitman. Together, the essay and the poems are a retrospective on aging and the resilience of memory that includes tender elegies to old friends, the settling of old scores, and reflective poems on mortality and its influence on his craft. On Earth reminds us what has made Robert Creeley one of the most important and affectionately regarded poets of our time.

Title On Earth
Subtitle Last Poems and an Essay
Author Robert Creeley
Publisher University of California Press
Title First Published 01 May 2009
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 104 p.
ISBN-10 0520259904
ISBN-13 9780520259904
Publication Date 01 May 2009
Main content page count 104
Weight 16 oz.

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