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Signs/ & Signals

Signs/ & Signals: The Daybooks Of Robert Crosson


Poetry. Edited by Guy Bennett and Paul Vangelisti. SIGNS/ & SIGNALS: THE DAYBOOKS OF ROBERT CROSSON is a facsimile edition of the Los Angeles poet's life-long project of some 117 journals, in which everything--drafts of poems, personal correspondence, photographs, flyers, concert programs, work estimates for house-painting and carpentry, bills & every imaginable fragment of his life--finds its way into the "daybooks." More than a writer's journal, they are material "proof" of a poet's existence, a careful record of his daily physical and intellectual life; and, as such, much more than his published titles, they constitute Robert Crosson's life's work. SIGNS/& SIGNALS is first in a series of Otis Books/Seismicity Editions co-publications with the Archive for New Poetry, Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD. Other Crosson titles available from SPD are THE DAY SAM GOLDWYN STEPPED OFF THE TRAIN and THE BLUE SOPRANO.



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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Seismicity Editions
  • ISBN-13: 9780979617737
  • ISBN: 0979617731
  • Publication Year: 2008
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