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As Ronald Johnson wrote, William Benton's witty and inventive Birds single-handedly resurrected the Concrete Poetry movement. First published in 1972 by the Graphic Arts Workshop of the Portland Museum Art School in Oregon, as a limited edition of 200 copies, this new edition includes an introduction by Benton as well as several new poems.

Author: William Benton
Publisher: Nightboat Books
Published: 06/02/2020
Pages: 96
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.40lbs
Size: 7.56h x 5.12w x 0.39d
ISBN: 9781643620213

About the Author
William Benton received his early training in music and worked as a jazz piano player before becoming a writer. His poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and a number of other magazines. He has published several books of poetry, most recently Backlit, as well as Exchanging Hats, a book on the paintings of Elizabeth Bishop, and Madly, a novel. His newest book is Eye Contact, a book of art writing.

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