Some Life by Joanne Kyger

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Poetry. Kyger's poetry is a daily, hourly, rumination/celebration of human existence, ritual, and physicality, of "how one thing happens after another, seasons, weather, feelings, friends." SOME LIFE exhibits Kyger's keen observations, her biting wit and her diary-like method of composition all while investigating the role of the poet as citizen, artist and connector. "She's one of our hidden treasures -- the poet who really links the Beats, the Spicer Circle, the Bolinas Poets, the New York School, and the Language poets, and the only poet who can be said to do all of the above" -- Ron Silliman. Other titles available through SPD are ALL THIS EVERY DAY (1975) and AGAIN: POEMS 1989-2000 (2001).

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Joanne Kyger comes out of a West Coast School of writers that included Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen, Jack Spicer, and Richard Brautigan. She has traveled extensively in Japan and India and has maintained a lifelong interest in Buddhism. She is the author of more than twenty-five books and broadsides.
Published June 1, 2000 by Post-Apollo Press. 92 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In that vein, ""Some Choice"" makes a poem out of a discussion of Kyger's work in the literary journal Gare du Nord: ""With Joanne it's the fact that she has/ chosen to live in this little town/ and not be famous// and to perform her life in this highly/ spiritual but not draggy way/ this really ...

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