By Louis Zukofsky; Barry Ahearn (Introduction by)
New Directions Publishing Corporation, Paperback, 9780811218719, 826pp.

Publication Date: January 2011

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River that must turn full after I stop dying Song, my song, raise grief to music Light as my loves thought, the few sick So sick of wrangling: thus weeping, Sounds of light, stay in her keeping And my son's face this much for honor from A -11 At long last, here is the whole of Louis Zukofsky's epic masterpiece A back in print with misprints corrected and a new, fresh introduction by the noted scholar Barry Ahearn. No other poem in the English language is filled with as much daily love, light, intellect, and music. As William Carlos Williams once wrote of Zukofsky's poetry, I hear a new music of verse stretching out into the future.

About the Author
Louis Zukofsky spent forty-sixyears writing his masterwork "A," and died beforehe could see the completed versionpublished. Poet, translator, fictionwriter, essayist, anthologist, critic, teacher, WPA worker, and bindingforce of the Objectivist poets, Zukofsky was born in New York Cityand lived in or near the city hiswhole life.

Barry Ahearn is the PierceButler Professor of English at Tulane University. His books include Zukofsky’s “A” An Introduction, Pound/Zukofsky: Selected Letters, and The Correspondence ofWilliam Carlos Williams and LouisZukofsky.
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