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Author: Clark Coolidge

Author of more than twenty books of poetry, Clark Coolidge has occupied a singular place in American letters since the mid-1960s. An unparalleled influence on the wider avant- garde—the Language Poets, the second and third generation New York School, and whole movements of visual artists, musicians, and linguists, Coolidge is from Providence, Rhode Island. Since 1997 he has lived in Petaluma, California.

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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 Act of Providence
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The Act of Providence

Combo Books

Poetry. "Clark Coolidge's THE ACT OF PROVIDENCE is the first book since Ashbery's Flowchart to remind me of the particular pleasure reading once was. It is as if Dylan Thomas and Jack Kerouac danced together in the cemetery of Spoon River in the lig...

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Alien Tatters
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Alien Tatters

Atelos

Poetry. ALIEN TATTERS is a series of prose poem meditations in response to (someone's) sightings of UFOs and encounters with aliens. The writer has been/is being abducted. The writings are the situation's tatters, its tatterings. Inevitably funny (e...

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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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FAR OUT WEST
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FAR OUT WEST

Adventures in Poetry

Poetry. "39 poems of humour and duress, written while attending to remnants of my childhood on satellite waves, realizing an inherent wackiness in these accounts of men descending from horses before buttes or saloons, speaking lines like 'This town ...

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Life Forms Here
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Life Forms Here

Pressed Wafer

Poetry. These poems dedicated to Clark Coolidge's old friend, comrade, and sometime collaborator Larry Fagin will make you laugh out loud.

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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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NOW IT'S JAZZ: WRITINGS ON KEROUAC & THE SOUNDS

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NOW IT'S JAZZ: WRITINGS ON KEROUAC & THE SOUNDS

Living Batch Press

Music. Cultural Writing. Perhaps no living American poet has taken Kerouac, jazz and bop prosody into as many original directions as Clark Coolidge. In his inimitable prose, Coolidge recalls and explores the role Kerouac (Part 1) and jazz (Part 2) h...

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ODES OF ROBA
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ODES OF ROBA

The Figures

Poetry. "Poems Written in Rome, October 1984 - February 1985" is the note below the manuscript title of ODES OF ROBA ("Roba" means "stuff" in Italian slang), a period which marked Clark Coolidge's first experience of Italy, particularly Rome, an imm...

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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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Poet

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Poet

Pressed Wafer

Poetry. "When I was a Poet / I had no doubt / knew the Ins & Outs of / All & Everything"—so wrote David Meltzer in the title poem of his 2011 collection, When I Was a Poet. Clark Coolidge heard this poem many times, in different versions, over the y...

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REGISTERS (PEOPLE IN ALL)
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REGISTERS (PEOPLE IN ALL)

Avenue B

Poetry. "Music is another of Coolidge's grammars, which is to say that music provides the rules--structure, the division of time, and the organization of pitch--that underpin the work. There are playful allusions and riffings: 'Monk that took the bl...

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