His influence on contemporary American poetry has probably been more deeply felt than that of any other writer of his generation.
—Terry Southern, New York Times Book Review

Available November 1, 1998

So There

Poetry by Robert Creeley

So There: Poems 1976-83 combines three earlier collections of Robert Creeley’s work published by New Directions –– Hello: A Journal, February 29-May 3, 1976 (published 1978); Later (1979); and Mirrors (1983). This first gathering of the poet’s later work continues but also stands in contrast to his early poems as presented in the monumental Collected Poems 1945-1975 (University of California Press, 1982). Few poets have so clear a demarcation in their work. In 1976, Creeley set off to visit nine countries in the Far East, to explore his sense of self in a foreign landscape. He found not only a “company” of fellow beings but also a transformed sense of life and subsequently a new family. He sees today that these three books in a single volume emphasize the “determined change in my life they are the issue of.” They record a watershed period when Creeley “moved beyond his early influences to become a unique master” (Publishers Weekly, about Mirrors).

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Robert Creeley

20th century poet, novelist, short story writer, essayist, editor and teacher

His influence on contemporary American poetry has probably been more deeply felt than that of any other writer of his generation.
—Terry Southern, New York Times Book Review