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 got a sawbones?' or 'I reckon not' (see Kerouac's Old Western Movies). Some of these films notorious even respected (Johnny Guitar) but mostly workmanlike Cassidys from in the late Thirties, unexpectedly gorgeous in their black & white Lone Pine vistas and spirited inertias of 'Saddle up boys Hoppy needs ya!' They had me so dreaming that I took aim and wrote. Or wrote without hardly aiming to, one"-from the author. Coolidge is the author of many other books of poetry available at SPD, including AT EGYPT, ODES OF ROBA, and BOMB.
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.Author City: Petaluma, CA USA