Black Mountain Poems

Black Mountain Poems

by Jonathan C. Creasy (Editor)

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Overview

An essential selection of one of the most important twentieth-century creative movements


Black Mountain College had an explosive influence on American poetry, music, art, craft, dance, and thought; it’s hard to imagine any other institution that was so utopian, rebellious, and experimental. Founded with the mission of creating rounded, complete people by balancing the arts and manual labor within a democratic, nonhierarchical structure, Black Mountain was a crucible of revolutionary literature. Although this artistic haven only existed from 1933 to 1956, Black Mountain helped inspire some of the most radical and significant midcentury American poets.

This anthology begins with the well-known Black Mountain Poets—Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, and Denise Levertov—but also includes the artist Josef Albers and the musician John Cage, as well as the often overlooked women associated with the college, M. C. Richards and Hilda Morley.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811228978
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 11/26/2019
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 333,522
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Jonathan C. Creasy (PhD) is an author, musician, editor, publisher, and educator, based in Dublin, Ireland.

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