The Rudiments of Poetry: New Poems 2017-2018
Poetry. In reading this vast new collection by the prolific Iv n Arg elles, written in ten months straddling 2017 and 2018, we participate in a universal mind with an oceanic breadth and impact unique in American poetry, rich with history, myth, vision, soul and sound.
Publisher: Sagging Meniscus Press
Published Date: June 01, 2020
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About the Author
Ivan Arguelles is one of this century's foremost surrealist poets. Born in Minnesota of Mexican and Anglo parentage (his father was a "communista" who knew Leon Trotsky personally), Ivan lived throughout the United States before settling in Berkeley, California. A polyglot and classicist, Arguelles manages to convey in his work a magical combination of surpassing reality and an almost eerie symbolism. His many books include FRAGMENTS FROM A GONE WORLD (Luna Bisonte Prods, 2017), DUO POEMATA: ILION - A TRANSCRIPTION & ALTERTUMWISSENSCHAFT (Luna Bisonte Prods, 2015), FIAT LUX (Luna Bisonte Prods, 2014), ARS POETICA (Poetry Hotel Press, 2013), A DAY IN THE SUN, ULTERIOR VISION(S), THE DEATH OF STALIN: SELECTED EARLY POEMS 1978-1989 (The Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award, 2011), The Invention of Spain, LOOKING FOR MARY LOU: ILLEGAL SYNTAX (William Carlos Williams Award, 1989), "THAT" GODDESS, MADONNA SEPTET (2 vols.), INFERNO, and COMEDY, DIVINE, THE. Arguelles is founder and co-editor of Pantograph Press.