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Author: Ted Pearson

Ted Pearson was born and raised in Palo Alto, California. He began writing poetry in 1964 and subsequently attended Vandercook College of Music, Foothill College, and San Francisco State. His first book, The Grit, appeared in 1976. He has since published twenty-six books of poetry, including EXTANT GLYPHS: 1964-1980 (Singing Horse Press, 2014), AN INTERMITTENT MUSIC (Chax Press, 2016) and his most recent, Set Pieces (2021). He also co-authored The Grand Piano (2006-2010), a ten-volume experiment in collective autobiography. He now lives in Houston, Texas.

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

Atelos

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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Durations
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Durations

selva oscura press

"Ted Pearson's new volume of poems, DURATIONS, is paralyzingly simple only until Pearson springs upon the reader what the poems are about, and what they are about doing. The poems seem to be about writing poetry, but really, they are about the fever...

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Exit Music
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Exit Music

Singing Horse Press

Poetry. "EXIT MUSIC is a song of limits sung anyway. The statements, predictions, suspicions, and conclusions point to 'a brutal economy [that] rules the playground.' The cadence is solemn and then not. There is aphorism and narrative. There are lau...

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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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Last Date
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Last Date

Singing Horse Press

Poetry. "Ted Pearson writes in sentences that pay readers back handsomely for their attention. 'Psychoanalysis still makes sense where people take siestas.' This is a wry comment on the trajectory of Freudianism (maybe nodding toward Lacanianism in ...

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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

Roof Books

Trace Elements
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Trace Elements

Tuumba Press

Poetry. TRACE ELEMENTS is a trio of serial poems—"Double Vision," "Four in One," and "Transient Graphs"—that make up the second movement of a work called "Analog Dreams," written over the past decade. If the tone of these poems is dark, and it is, a...

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