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Writing the Silences

Writing the Silences

Brenda Hillman
Paul Ebenkamp
FOREWORD BY Brenda Hillman
Copyright Date: 2010
Edition: 1
Pages: 136
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    Writing the Silences
    Book Description:

    The poems inWriting the Silencesrepresent more than 60 years of Richard O. Moore's work as a poet. Selected from seven full-length manuscripts written between 1946 and 2008, these poems reflect not only Moore's place in literary history-he is the last of his generation of the legendary group of San Francisco Renaissance poets-but also his reemergence into today's literary world after an important career as a filmmaker and producer in public radio and television.Writing the Silencesreflects Moore's commitment to freedom of form, his interest in language itself, and his dedication to issues of social justice and ecology.

    eISBN: 978-0-520-94615-6
    Subjects: Language & Literature

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-viii)
  3. Foreword
    (pp. ix-xviii)
    Brenda Hillman

    About a decade ago, a quiet man by the name of Richard O. Moore who looked to be in his seventies signed up for my class at a writers’ conference. I was struck by the intensity of his poetry, by its philosophical meditations. We talked about Buddhism and Gnosticism, about language and interiority, non-being, the insides of words, about silence and about “the thing,” about the impossibility ever of reaching “it.” We talked about the concrete words for the concept of “nothingness” that Kierkegaard had introduced with such material force—“the void,” “the abyss”—words that now settle into utter...

  4. Acknowledgments
    (pp. xix-xx)
  5. POEMS 1960–2008
    (pp. 3-86)
  6. POEMS 1946–1957
    (pp. 89-96)
  7. Photographs
    (pp. 97-106)
  8. Notes
    (pp. 107-107)
  9. Back Matter
    (pp. 108-108)