Series: Poets for the Millennium

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Works (8)

André Breton: Selections by André Breton1
Maria Sabina: Selections by Maria Sabina2
Paul Celan: Selections (Poets for the Millennium) by Paul Celan3
Jose Lezama Lima: Selections by Jose Lezama Lima4
Miyazawa Kenji: Selections by Kenji Miyazawa5
Gertrude Stein: Selections by Gertrude Stein6
Nicole Brossard: Selections by Nicole Brossard7
Ian Hamilton Finlay: Selections by Ian Hamilton Finlay8

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Series description

"Global in scope, experimental in structure, and revolutionary in content, the volumes in the Poets for the Millennium series provide valuable introductions to poets who have been at the forefront of innovative and visionary poetry from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day. Each modestly sized book consists of a selection of poetry and prose, supplemented by commentaries and documents, and edited and introduced by a poet or scholar with a fresh and radical approach to the subject."
From the University of California Press series page.


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