Poetry. "'Heart' and 'Earth,' the obvious scenery as Simon's I-liner trips us through the decades, sometimes blind-embossing a snapshot, sometimes looking at himself observing it, sometimes spattering it.with apposite allusion. Take the ride and enjoy the scene"--Tom Raworth. "In these mostly unabashedly lyrical poems Simon Pettet flaunts his proud independence of current poetic fashions, like a dragonfly shimmering and hovering"--Gerrit Lansing. "The complete works so far of contemporary American and British poetry's most meticulous craftsperson. We dig the purity, dogged love, and artistic devotion of this rare personage. A highly recommended volume"--Alice Notley. "I highly recommend Simon Pettet's new collected, HEARTH. His poetry is always insightful, ardent, playful, right on the spot, and ahead of the current"--Joanne Kyger.
Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA
Simon Pettet was born in England in 1953 and moved to New York City in 1977, where he still lives. He is the author of Lyrical Poetry, and four other books from Talisman: SELECTED POEMS (1995), MORE WINNOWED FRAGMENTS (2005), HEARTH (2008), and AS A BEE (2014). He collaborated on two books with the photographer Rudy Burckhardt, CONVERSATIONS ABOUT EVERYTHING (1987) and Talking Pictures (1994), as well as editing The Art Writings of James Schuyler (1998) and Other Flowers, a posthumous collection of Schuyler's writing (2010).
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