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Investigative Poetry / Sanders, Ed ; Ginsberg A ; Blake W ; Olson C ; Pound E ; Solomon C., 1976

Identifier: CC-39576-41535

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Scope and Contents

According to Sanders, "Investigative Poetry" signifies a form of historical writing. "Investigative poesy is freed from capitalism, churchism, and other totalitatianisms; free from racism, free from napalm-dropping military police states --- a poetry adequate to discharge from its verse-grids the undefiled high energy purely-distilled verse-frags, using every bardic skill and meter and method of the last 5 or 6 generations, in order to describe every aspect (no more secret governments!) of the historical present, while aiding the future, even placing bard-babble once again into a role as the shaper for the future." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1976



0 See container summary (1 soft cover book (38 pages)) ; 25.5 x 17.8 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

box shelf

Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: San Francisco, California : City Lights. Nationality of creator: American. General: Number of duplicates: 1. General: Added by: CONV; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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