Embarrassment of Survival by Paul Vangelisti
Selected Poems 1970-2000

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Poetry. "Vangelisti helps us to see that there is always something human in serious poetry and any effort to expropriate the human is an appropriation of its most crucial element: our sense that there is no community if there is no humanity, no general without particulars. Vangelisti's is a delirious art, painstaking and rigorous, the sort of delirium one might imagine in the person who first observed that stationary objects are actually made up of moving particles. While the work is full of willful anachronisms, these are the anachronisms that have never existed until now" - from the foreword by Standard Schaefer.


About Paul Vangelisti

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Head of the MFA program at Otis College of Art + Design, Vangelisti is a noted poet and publisher with a long history of poetry and literary publications.
Published September 1, 2001 by Marsilio Pub. 312 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The author of over 19 books of poetry, Vangelisti is a noted translator, journalist, teacher and editor of Amiri Baraka's selected Transbluesency and the anthology LA Exile: A Guide to Los Angeles Writing, 1932–1988.

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