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Paperback, 5.5 x 8 in. / 288 pgs.

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Catalog: SPRING 2014 p. 35   

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Complete Minimal Poems

By Aram Saroyan. Preface by Ron Silliman.

Complete Minimal PoemsLong cherished in out-of-print editions, anthologies and textbooks, and more recently celebrated on the internet, the groundbreaking Concrete and Minimalist poems of Aram Saroyan (born 1943) are gathered together here in a single, much-needed volume. Working in the 1960s among the so-called Second Generation New York School of poetry and the international Concrete poetry movement, but also informed by Conceptual art, Saroyan brought an intense focus to the sensuality of words--often single words--highlighting their material strangeness. Among the most popular of these poems are the infamous "lighght" (singled out by Senator Jesse Helms, who publicly lambasted the poem when its author received an NEA award), "eyeye," and his four-legged letter "m." "Even a five-word poem has a beginning, middle and end," Saroyan once stated; "A one-word poem doesn’t. You can see it all at once. It’s instant." Complete Minimal Poems reissues the entirety of Saroyan’s rare collections Aram Saroyan, Pages and The Rest for the first time, as well as his well-known "Electric Poems" (originally published in the 1972 All Stars anthology) and the previously unpublished sequence "Short Poems." The first edition of Complete Minimal Poems was published in 2007, receiving praise in The New York Times and winning the 2008 William Carlos Williams Award. This reprint of that edition includes a new preface by Ron Silliman.

Featured poem is reproduced from Complete Minimal Poems.

Complete Minimal Poems

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FORTHCOMING AND NEW: FICTION AND POETRY

Mucus in My Pineal Gland

MUCUS IN MY PINEAL GLAND

CAPRICIOUS PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780997444629
USD $23.95
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Pub Date: 1/1/2019
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Last Words

LAST WORDS

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857229874
USD $18.95
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Pub Date: 4/5/2016
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The Dice Cup

THE DICE CUP

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663863
USD $19.95
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Pub Date: 12/20/2022
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Concrete Poetry

CONCRETE POETRY

MAMCO GENEVA

ISBN: 9781636810423
USD $29.95
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Pub Date: 5/3/2022
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Permutations

PERMUTATIONS

DABA

ISBN: 9781734681772
USD $20.00
| CAN $27

Pub Date: 4/12/2022
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Muscle Memory

MUSCLE MEMORY

KAYA PRESS

ISBN: 9781885030801
USD $18.95
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Pub Date: 10/25/2022
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The Central Laboratory

THE CENTRAL LABORATORY

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663801
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Pub Date: 7/26/2022
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Book of the Other: small in comparison

BOOK OF THE OTHER: SMALL IN COMPARISON

KAYA PRESS

ISBN: 9781885030757
USD $18.95
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Pub Date: 11/9/2021
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From the Silence of Duchamp to the Noise of Boys

FROM THE SILENCE OF DUCHAMP TO THE NOISE OF BOYS

MYKKI BLANCO LLC/KMEC

ISBN: 9781736840818
USD $20.00
| CAN $27 UK £ 16

Pub Date: 5/23/2023
Forthcoming


Piero Heliczer: Poems & Documents

PIERO HELICZER: POEMS & DOCUMENTS

AFTER 8 BOOKS

ISBN: 9782492650000
USD $24.95
| CAN $31

Pub Date: 3/22/2022
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Eecchhooeess

EECCHHOOEESS

DABA

ISBN: 9781734681703
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Pub Date: 2/23/2021
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The Matrix

THE MATRIX

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ISBN: 9781734489798
USD $20.00
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Pub Date: 3/30/2021
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