This essay attempts to take the measure of Robert Creeley's some sixty-year commitment to poetry as a medium for tracking the processes of thinking and speaking, not for the production of finished thoughts. By reading Creeley against Wallace Stevens, I hope to both identify the significant formal signatures of Creeley's poetry and to document how a projectivist poetics attempted to distinguish itself from an influential modernist predecessor, a poetic reorientation inseparable from the history of boundary 2.
Ben Lerner; Of Accumulation: The Collected Poems of Robert Creeley. boundary 2 1 August 2008; 35 (3): 251–262. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/01903659-2008-019
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