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Author: Ted Pearson

Ted Pearson's most recent books include THE MARKOV CHAIN (Shearsman Books, 2017), AFTER HOURS (Singing Horse Press, 2016), EXTANT GLYPHS: 1964-1980 (Singing Horse Press, 2014), AN INTERMITTENT MUSIC: 1975-2010, (Chax Press, 2016), and THE COFFIN NAIL BLUES (Atelos, 2016). He co-authored THE GRAND PIANO: AN EXPERIMENT IN COLLECTIVE AUTOBIOGRAPHY (This/Mode A, 2006-2010) in ten volumes. And his essays have been widely published, notably in Poetics Journal. A two-part conversation with Luke Harley appears in Jacket2. It focuses on the evolution of AN INTERMITTENT MUSIC. Pearson lives in southern California, where he is adjunct faculty at the University of Redlands.

Acoustic Masks
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Acoustic Masks

Zasterle Press

Poetry.

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After Hours
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After Hours

Singing Horse Press

Poetry. "In Pearson's AFTER HOURS' four-set suite, you will find ontological parlays with the negative, sublunary encounters with what it is to be alone with words' 'implausible music' in the hours of blur between night and day, Adorno-like reflecti...

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An Intermittent Music
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An Intermittent Music

Chax Press

Poetry. California Interest. Music. "Over the course of thirty-five years, Ted Pearson has been incrementally publishing a masterpiece, present here before us at last within the covers of this book as AN INTERMITTENT MUSIC. He describes it as 'a ser...

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CATENARY ODES
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CATENARY ODES

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The Coffin Nail Blues
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The Coffin Nail Blues

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Poetry. Music. THE COFFIN NAIL BLUES is Ted Pearson's latest work, comprising sixty-four poems in eight movements. In these poems, the spirit of the blues suffuses a formally concise blend of epigram and epitaph, verse and prose, to produce "a time-...

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ENCRYPTIONS
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ENCRYPTIONS

Singing Horse Press

Poetry. "The elegy, the ode--these are among the great modes of poetry, and one can readily situate the work published here in relation to them. Certainly Ted Pearson's magnificent ENCRYPTIONS is affectively elegiac and formally comparable to an ode...

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Extant Glyphs: 1964-1980
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Extant Glyphs: 1964-1980

Singing Horse Press

Poetry. "Billy Strayhorn famously wrote the jazz standard 'Lush Life,' an anthem of world-weary sophistication, when he was 16. Ted Pearson's EXTANT GLYPHS, begun in 1964, announces a similarly prodigious talent, one wise beyond his years. Romantic?...

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The Markov Chain
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The Markov Chain

Shearsman Books

Poetry. "When Basil Bunting declared that 'Pens are too light. / Take a chisel to write,' I imagine he had in mind the kind of exact and exacting poetry Ted Pearson has been steadily producing for decades. In THE MARKOV CHAIN, Pearson presents a ser...

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PLANETARY GEAR
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PLANETARY GEAR

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Songs Aside 1992-2002
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Songs Aside 1992-2002

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Poetry. "These poems interrogate the relations between a disintegrating body-politic and a resistant subjectivity so insightfully, so unblinkingly, and so viscerally that they all but dare the reader to walk away unchanged. With characteristic lyric...

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