Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. Essays. Edited and with an introduction by Gerald Fleming. Long-awaited, THE COLLECTED POETRY AND PROSE OF LAWRENCE FIXEL comprises all of this cutting-edge prose poet's published work. Also included are an introduction by prose poet Gerald Fleming, essays by Peter Johnson, David Lazar, Sharon Coleman, Christina Fisher, Donald Soucy, and Peter Money. Michael Heller said of this book "Lawrence Fixel was one of our most beautiful and original writers...In a world of dogmas, false certainties and oppressive realities, he was an angel of Evanescence itself...". Cole Swensen said "... a celebration in itself—of the remarkable career of a writer central to the vibrant literary culture of the post-WW2 Bay Area...This volume supplies an essential link in the history of twentieth-century American poetry—and offers hundreds of pages of deeply moving, unforgettable writing."
Lawrence Fixel (1917-2003), prose poet, parablist, and verse poet, was a widely-respected and innovative writer based in San Francisco. His many books influenced prose poets across the United States and in Europe.Author City: SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA