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The Long View

-By Charles O. Hartman
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    A brilliant new collection by a poet who is also a critic of jazz form and free-verse prosody.

    Charles O. Hartman's most vertiginously reasonable book so far, The Long View shows how firm the grounding of the avant-garde can be, and how wide its reach. The poems range from ten lines to thirteen pages, their forms from pentameters to prose, their voices from political to personal. They offer us invention so profligate and precise it might as well be seeing and meaning ("things coming toward their shadows"), language born for the things of its world. Brick has its page, along with Carbon, Counting, Earth, and Joke; Non-Words and Words their one page each, with Racket in between. read less...

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    ISBN-13 9780819522535
    Publisher University Press of New England
    Imprint Wesleyan University Press
    Number of Pages 136
    Publication Date 31011999
    Language English
    Binding Paperback

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