Poetry. African American Studies. Literary History & Criticism. For over sixty years, poet, composer, dramatist, editor, and music theorist Russell Atkins has been admired by those who knew him for his brilliant, idiosyncratic poetry and wide-ranging intellect. All his work, however, was published by small, mostly avant-garde presses and today is completely out of print. This volume of the Unsung Masters Series reprints not just a large selection of his poetry, but also includes six essays on his work, his verse drama The Abortionist, and his essay "A Psychovisual Perspective on 'Musical' Composition."
Author City: HOUSTON, TX USA
Kevin Prufer is the author of several books of poems, including Fallen from a Chariot, National Anthem, In a Beautiful Country, and Churches. He's also co-edited New European Poets, Dark Horses: Essays on Overlooked Poems, and, for the Unsung Masters Series, DUNSTAN THOMPSON: ON THE LIFE AND WORK OF A LOST AMERICAN MASTER (2010). Most recently, he edited RUSSELL ATKINS: ON THE LIFE & WORK OF AN AMERICAN MASTER. He is a professor in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston.