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 Written in 1991, this previously unpublished work dates back to the publication of such seminal books as The Crystal Text, AT EGYPT, and ODES OF ROBA.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-conscious style that employs a fragmentary, often reverse syntax that is a hallmark of Coolidge's poetics. Phrases and images leaps between lines to evoke a heady mix of anxiety and paranoia that document and respond to the collapse of the Soviet Union and a city on the verge of starvation and deterioration. Publication of this title made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
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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