Traffic: New and Selected Prose Poems
Jack Anderson (Author)
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DescriptionPoetry. Jack Anderson is a true original. His pictures of the life we lead are satiric gems, yet so consummate an artist is he that at each thrust of his sardonic wit the reader can do nothing but laugh uproariously and demand More, more...'--Mort Marcus, author of THE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAIN POEMS. In these 37 prose poems, ranging in density from short lists to treatises on poetics and philosophy, Anderson begins with a deceptively simple voice that breaks into dark hilarity: No, you shall not be hurt. You may depart at once. All that is required is that you wear this placard reading, I am an ugly thing because I am superfluous. Currently working as a dance critic for the New York Times, Anderson has written eight previous books of poetry and seven books of dance criticism. He has read his poems at colleges and cultural centers in the U.S., Canada, England, and Australia.
White Pine Press (NY)
October 01, 1998
6.01 X 9.02 X 0.33 inches | 0.42 pounds
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About the Author
Jack Anderson's previous books include THE CLOUDS OF THAT COUNTRY, FIELD TRIPS ON THE RAPID TRANSIT, and TRAFFIC: NEW AND SELECTED PROSE POEMS. A native of Milwaukee and a longtime resident of Manhattan, Anderson is also a well-known dance writer and critic, for The New York Times, Dancing Times (London) and New York Theatre-Wire, among others. He has written or edited seven books on dance, including The One and Only: The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and Art Without Boundaries: The World of Modern Dance. He and George Dorris co-founded Dance Chronicle and co-edited it for 21 years.