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Author: Clark Coolidge

Clark Coolidge is the author of more than fifty books, including THE LAND OF ALL TIMES (Lithic Press, 2020), Space, Solution Passage, The Crystal Text, At Egypt, NOW IT's JAZZ: WRITINGS ON KEROUAC & THE SOUNDS (Living Batch Press, 1999), The Act of Providence, 88 SONNETS (Fence Books, 2012), A Book Beginning What And Ending Away, and most recently, Poet. Connected to both the Language movement and the New York School, his poetry utilizes syntactical and sonic patterns to engage, and generate, meaning. In a 1968 poetics statement, he noted, "Words have a universe of qualities other than those of descriptive relation: Hardness, Density, Sound-Shape, Vector-Force, & Degrees of Transparency/Opacity." Initially a drummer, he was a member of David Meltzer's Serpent Power in 1967 and Mix group in 1993-94. More recently, Coolidge performed duos with Thurston Moore (Among The Poetry Stricken, on Fast Speaking Music) and free improv with Ouroboros (online).

88 Sonnets
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88 Sonnets

Fence Books

Poetry. Clark Coolidge's embrace of the sonnet form is a gemlike amalgam of narrative urge, wacky name-dropping, and pure visuality. Coolidge's legendary proliferation—as many as ten sonnets in a single day—marries the stunning variety of his intell...

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A Book Beginning What and Ending Away

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A Book Beginning What and Ending Away

Fence Books

Poetry. Foreword by Tom Orange. At over five hundred pages of sustained, exhilarating prose, this work reconciles the relentless iconoclasm of the language poets with Clark Coolidge's own deeply rooted theories of abstraction and musicality, yet rem...

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THE BOOK OF DURING

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THE BOOK OF DURING

The Figures

Fiction. From THE BOOK OF DURING: "In every a room, but could I describe it, ride around its edges, never quite pushing through the perimeter wherein we spent so many fucking afternoons. Terrible picture of all the words waiting relentlessly outside...

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The Circus
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The Circus

Flow Press

Poetry. A menagerie of the quotidian in jazzéd lines, THE CIRCUS comprises a sequence of poems written in late 2002 in Petaluma, California.

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The Land Of All Time
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The Land Of All Time

Lithic Press

Poetry. The latest collection from prolific American poet Clark Coolidge, who has often been associated with the Language School and the New York School but has truly forged a unique style. A life-long jazz drummer, his poems can be approached as im...

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Mine: The One That Enters the Stories
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Mine: The One That Enters the Stories

The Figures

Poetry. A reprint of this 1982 book of prose poetry by the nearly legendary avant-garde stalwart Clark Coolidge still exudes freshness. "A long-time master of the jazzy long work, Clark Coolidge has this time turned the long poem in prose into a non...

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On the Nameways
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On the Nameways

The Figures

Poetry. I began writing these poems in an empty moment when I thought maybe I'd run out and had no more to do. Snap. I found lines coming to me on waking in the morning, insisting I follow them into odd short poems, strange to see, indicating what I...

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On the Nameways Volume Two
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On the Nameways Volume Two

The Figures

Poetry. Following Volume One of ON THE NAMEWAYS, this newest work by this modern master is, as the name suggests, partly a meditation on the fact of names: Antonin Artaud in his shoulderpads/ leave and you can say hello/...Karl Malden in the moral v...

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This Time We Are Both
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This Time We Are Both

Ugly Duckling Presse

Poetry. Written in 1991, this previously unpublished work dates back to the publication of such seminal books as The Crystal Text, AT EGYPT, and ODES OF ROBA. Based on his trips to St. Petersburg, THIS TIME WE ARE BOTH uses a dense stream-of-conscio...

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