Poetry. The seventh title in a long awaited series of poetry books representing the life's work of Douglas Blazek. After 30 years in rewrite cycle, Blazek's poetry is reappearing again in book form. He's written over 1200 poems published in over 500 journals in addition to having authored over a dozen and a half books and chapbooks. John Martin of Black Sparrow Press has said he considers the magazine Blazek edited (Olé) "the best and most important of the lot, but that Blazek's own poetry is by far the most important."
"The poet Tadeusz Rozewicz had a vision of a truly democratic society in which poetry was hung from construction sites. If poetry is ever posted on buildings in America, it will be by Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams and Douglas Blazek!"—Victor Contoski
Achieving prominence in his first 25 years, Douglas Blazek became known as an instrumental figure in the sixties literary movement, the Mimeo Revolution: publishing poems in over 500 journals, authoring several dozen books and chapbooks, editing the infamous journal Olé—publishing key works by Charles Bukowski and da. Levy, and vowing to "make poetry dangerous." Several years later, reaching what he felt was his limit, Blazek backed away from these accomplishments to write new poetry and meticulously revise his existing material for the three decades that followed. The series of books now being published by Edition Muta represents the complete life's work of Douglas Blazek.Author City: SACRAMENTO, CA USA