By Michael Benedikt,John Gallaher,Laura Boss
Michael Benedikt (1935–2007), who has been sometimes grouped with the recent York institution poets, in addition to James Tate and Russell Edson, released 5 books of poetry in his lifetime, and edited a number of anthologies, together with the influential The Prose Poem (1976) and The Poetry of Surrealism (1974). This assortment brings jointly for the 1st time paintings from all 5 of these lengthy out-of-print volumes—along with paintings from his 5 unpublished manuscripts, which have been approximately destroyed after his dying. eventually, this as soon as broadly released and influential voice is again in print, and a fuller figuring out of the advance of yank surrealism and the prose poem within the Sixties and Seventies is feasible. additionally, the extra expansive paintings that he all started in 1980, which investigated the road among the lyric and prose narrative, is eventually getting the ebook presentation it merits. A lifelong New Yorker, Benedikt was once at numerous occasions an affiliate editor with artwork information and paintings foreign, dealing with editor of Locus Solus, and poetry editor of the Paris overview. Benedikt additionally taught at associations equivalent to Sarah Lawrence, Bennington, Vassar, and Boston University.