Zukofsky’s art, in this work, is without equal. No poet of our time can sound the resources of language, so actuate words to become all that they might be thought otherwise to engender.

—Robert Creeley, The New York Times

The new, authoritative edition of A: the monumental lifepoem by one of the most important American poets of the twentieth century, Louis Zukofsky.

‘‘A’’

Poetry by Louis Zukofsky

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.”

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Paperback (published January 1, 2011)

ISBN
9780811218719
Price US
24.95
Price CN
31
Trim Size
6x9
Page Count
848

Louis Zukofsky

20th century American poet

Zukofsky’s art, in this work, is without equal. No poet of our time can sound the resources of language, so actuate words to become all that they might be thought otherwise to engender.

—Robert Creeley, The New York Times

Magnificent… a great poem really rolling in all its power and splendor of language.

—James Laughlin

A”’s place is in the great line of American personal epic begun inSong of Myself and stretching through the Cantos, Paterson, Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction, and The Dream Songs It should be read.

The Nation