Monday, March 8, 2010

The Collected Poems of Larry Eigner. Edited by Curtis Faville and Robert Grenier

The Collected Poems of Larry Eigner, Volumes 1-4
Edited by Curtis Faville and Robert Grenier
Stanford University Press
now out!

Robert Grenier's introduction

There is no 20th century American poet more present, more pertinent, more necessary than Larry Eigner. The editorial focus in this definitive collection is to present Eigner's work in a manner that rigorously adheres to the author's typewritten manuscripts as the best guide to the visual shape of each poem. As a result, this astonishing edition is the first full-scale publication of Eigner's serial poetry that gives a comprehensive experience of both the epic scale and meticulously intricate details of his aesthetic vision. Grenier and Faville have done a heroic job assembling the poems of an American hero, whose splendor shines through each and every one of these pages and whose spirit lingers in the spaces between the words.

Advance praise from Silliman, Gelpi, Hejnian, Friedlander, Ratcliffe, Creeley, and Robinson.

Eigner at EPC
Eigner at PennSound


Steven Fama said...

Eigner's poetry is great. But these books are not without controversy, in particular with respect to the claim (which you repeat) about "rigorous[] adhere[nce]" to Eigner's typewritten manuscripts.

Gary Parrish said...

Thanks Steven for the link, astonished, I have the upmost respect for Grenier, wonder how this came to be.

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