Ace by Tom Raworth

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Poetry. ACE, complete! This reprint of

one of Raworth's most well-received

works includes "Bolivia: Another End of

Ace," as well as drawings by Barry Hall

only seen in the very limited British

edition. In the early 1970s Ted Berrigan

wrote of him: "When I read the best of

Tom Raworth's poems, I feel proud. They

are a human accomplishment, a poet's."

Raworth is the author of over 40 books

including MEADOW, CLEAN & WELL LIT:

SELECTED POEMS 1987-1995, Eternal

Sections
, and The Relation

Ship
. Of his selected early poems,

TOTTERING STATE, Lyn Hejinian has

written "These are among the greatest

writings of our times."
 

About Tom Raworth

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Tom Raworth was born and grew up in London. During the 1970s he travelled and worked in the USA and Mexico, returning to England in 1977 to be Resident Poet at King's College, Cambridge, in which city he still lives. Since 1966 he has published more than forty books and pamphlets of poetry, prose and translations, in several countries. His graphic work has been shown in France, Italy, and the USA, and he has collaborated and performed with musicians (Steve Lacy, Jo0/00lle L,andre, Steve Nelson-Raney, Esther Roth, Nino Locatelli), painters (Giovanni D'Agostino, Mica0/00la Henich), and other poets (Franco Beltrametti, Corrado Costa, Dario Villa). He was editor of three literary/art magazines: outburst (1961-63); Before Your Very Eyes! (1964); and Infolio (1986-87). During the 1960s he also ran two small presses - Matrix and Goliard. Since the early 1970s he has read his work in more than 20 countries, including at many International Literary Festivals, and has been invited to teach, or to be a visiting writer, in France, Italy, the USA, and the Republic of South Africa. Tom Raworth's Collected Poems were published in 2003. His latest collection is Caller and Other Pieces (2007).
 
Published February 1, 2001 by Edge Books. 98 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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First published but never distributed (after 315 of the 350 copies were destroyed in a flood) in 1974, then republished to avant-garde acclaim in 1977, Raworth's early book, illustrated by Barry Hall, effects a curious, tripped-up rhythm of extremely short lines (usually one word;

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