The Collected Poems of Marsden Hartley. Edited by Gail R. Scott. Marsden Hartley.

The Collected Poems of Marsden Hartley. Edited by Gail R. Scott.

Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 1987. First Printing of the First US Edition. A Fine tight copy in illustrated boards with mylar jacket. This is one of only 300 hardcover copies of the trade edition. Hartley's poetry is specifically personal, an expression of feeling, a various response to the world out there he feels he can afford. It is also, in Emily Dickinson's words, his "letter to the World/ That never wrote to Me— . . ." The prosody of Hartley's poems is also "personal," which is to say, it is primarily his own invention, the heightening of a prose line so that it can move with the flexibility of music (which he loved indeed). The way he turns in (plows under , I want to say!) rhyming is fascinating in its effects, and his ear for cadence, especially in the late poems, is very articulate. Item #26870

Price: $125.00

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