Laughlin stands in the company of the greatest modern American poets.
—Gary Snyder

Available September 1, 1993

The Love Poems Of James Laughlin

Poetry by James Laughlin

As a poet, the late James Laughlin (1914-1997) was perhaps best known for his love lyrics. Marjorie Perloff has written, “Who else…writes such bittersweet, ironic, rueful, erotic, tough-minded, witty love poems, poems that run the gamut from ecstasy to loss?” Andrei Codrescu wrote, “Under deep cover as Godfather of Modernism, James Laughlin has secretly raised and made himself into the Poetry Chieftain of Sane Eros, the Catullus of fin-de-siècle America.” This small paperback edition of his finest love poems is a perfect memorial to one of the twentieth century’s most important men of letters.

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Paperback (published September 1, 1993)

ISBN
9780811213875
Price US
7.95
Trim Size
4x7

Clothbound (published September 1, 1993)

ISBN
9780811213608
Trim Size
4x7
Page Count
64

James Laughlin

James Laughlin was the founder of New Directions and author of several collections of poetry

Laughlin stands in the company of the greatest modern American poets.
—Gary Snyder