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Author: Craig Watson

Craig Watson is the author of eleven books and chapbooks. His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in numerous literary journals since 1982. His recent book SECRET HISTORIES (Burning Deck, 2007) completes a trilogy that includes FREE WILL (Roof Books, 2000) and TRUE NEWS (Instance Press, 2002). Among other considerations, these books traverse the languages and silences that by turn construct and erase history, even as its actual subjects struggle to endure. His latest collection, SLEEPWALKING WITH ORPHEUS, was published by Shearsman Books in 2011.

After Calculus
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After Calculus

Burning Deck

Poetry. "Surfaces pass through surfaces" in this short poetic sequence in which we witness a silence gradually gaining on the words which, although eventually eroded, becomes more powerful for it. "Watson's book moves in stuttering rhythms, broken s...

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Discipline:
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Discipline:

Burning Deck

Poetry. Signed limited edition.

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Free Will
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Free Will

Roof Books

Poetry. "Craig Watson's work, like Beckett's and Oppen's before him, restores the word integrity to our voucabulary through the force of its resounding lucidity, its uncowered abilty to face and state truths we'd prefer to avoid, its total divestit...

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Picture of the Picture of the Image in the Glass
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Picture of the Picture of the Image in the Glass

O Books

Poetry. "Craig Watson is a thoughtful poet.... It does have to do with our thought becoming more rigorous and more witty and more passionate. It does have to do with our becoming more alive as language animals and as epistemologists who can dance (i...

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Reason
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Reason

Zasterle Press

Poetry. "In 1990 I began a new work which I intended to be a long poem and which took five years to write. This work, called REASON and published by Zasterle in 1998, marked a shift in my use of space as well as the adoption of a mixed prose and bro...

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Secret Histories
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Secret Histories

Burning Deck

Poetry. SECRET HISTORIES is interested in the way history is constructed as an active engagement with a non-negotiable future, as opposed to the passive receipt of past "truths." "Steppe Work" presents itself as recovered fragments from the height o...

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Sleepwalking with Orpheus
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Sleepwalking with Orpheus

Shearsman Books

Poetry. Haunted by Cocteau's version of the Orpheus myth since 1968, Craig Watson collected a palimpsest of renderings, fragments, and images from the Orphic tradition for the next 40 years. In 2008, he returned to these materials in the wake of a n...

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