At long last, in his sixty-eighth year, George Oppen’s work can be had in one volume instead of five-plus: twenty-four pages of new poems, annexed to a handsome resetting of the earlier books. Those were thin books, and participation in the bulk of a single volume now changes the import of every poem. The first sequence dates from 1934. All those years, academe (alas) is about to discover, an Oeuvre has been growing.

—Hugh Kenner, New York Times Book Review

Available October 1, 1976

Collected Poems of George Oppen

Poetry by George Oppen

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Paperback (published October 1, 1976)

ISBN
9780811206150

George Oppen

20th Century American Poet

At long last, in his sixty-eighth year, George Oppen’s work can be had in one volume instead of five-plus: twenty-four pages of new poems, annexed to a handsome resetting of the earlier books. Those were thin books, and participation in the bulk of a single volume now changes the import of every poem. The first sequence dates from 1934. All those years, academe (alas) is about to discover, an Oeuvre has been growing.

—Hugh Kenner, New York Times Book Review