I Am Flying Into Myself
Selected Poems, 1960-2014Book - 2017
For half a century, Bill Knott’s brilliant, vaudevillian verse electrified the poetic form. Over his long career, he studiously avoided joining any one school of poetry, preferring instead to freewheel from French surrealism to the avant-garde and back again―experimenting relentlessly and refusing to embrace straightforward dialectics. Whether drawing from musings on romantic love or propaganda from the Vietnam War, Knott’s quintessential poems are alive with sensory activity, abiding by the pulse and impulse of a pure, restless emotion. This provocative, playful sensibility has ensured that his poems have a rare and unmistakable immediacy, effortlessly crystalizing thought in all its moods and tenses.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: 811 Kn
Characteristics: xxxi, 214 pages ; 24 cm