James Laughlin (Paperback)

Poems New and Selected

By James Laughlin, Charles Tomlinson (Introduction by), James Laughlin (Foreword by)

New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811213752, 293pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 1998

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Description

James Laughlin's poetry spans a period of over sixty years, from the first verses written in his signature "typewriter metric" to the most recent pieces that open Poems New and Selected. He reveals himself in his poems as a master of concision, of the well-placed word that penetrates the human heart. Over two hundred and twenty-five poems included here show his technical brilliance as well: in short- and long-line poems; in his autobiographical "Byways"; in "(American) French" poems and their traslations of his own devising. For readers coming to Laughlin's work for the first time, this collection will be a sea of undiscovered riches, and for longtime devotees, a chance to ply once again the well-charted waters of his Poetry.