Edward Dorn

Edward Dorn

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After initiating a critical involvement with new poetics in dialogue with his mentor Charles Olson at Black Mountain College in the 1950s, Dorn wandered the trans-mountain West following the variable winds of writing and casual employment until the mid-1960s, when a time of trial and change resulted in the beginnings of the groundbreaking long poemGunslinger. This first biography by his longtime friend and fellow poet Tom Clarka€”author of previous biographies of Jack Kerouac, Ted Berrigan, Charles Olson and Robert Creeleya€”offers a record of Dorn's life and work drawing upon fresh testimony, letters and unpublished manuscript material provided by surviving family members.London, December 1998, on the poem aquot;Denver Dawn: With Ceiling Fanaquot; Oxycontin could put the dead to sleep a€” / But Oxycontin can wake the living / just as well, Oxycontin can do anything, / Oxycontin can make you feel Nothing / and thereanbsp;...

Title:Edward Dorn
Author:Tom Clark
Publisher:North Atlantic Books - 2002


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