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nowhere but light. Poems 1964-1969

Belitt, Ben


1st Edition

Two-tone decorated cloth with silver lettering to spine. Slight browning to endpapers. In black typographic paper dust jacket, with two cameo cut-outs exposing the design of cloth cover. One cut-out slightly frayed round the edges. Some fading to spine and head of lower panel. *** Ben Belitt (May 2, 1911 – August 17, 2003) was an American poet and translator. Besides writing poetry, he translated several books of poetry by Pablo Neruda and Federico García Lorca from Spanish to English. An overlooked master of 20th century American poetry, Belitt taught and influenced poets such as Susan Wheeler, Reginald Shepherd, and Lynn Emanuel at Bennington College in Vermont. Some critics say he ‘privileges sound over sense’ referring to the sometimes obscure nature of his poems and the somewhat baroque and individual style. The rather ornate design of this collection of poems represents his work beautifully.

Book Details

AuthorBelitt, Ben
PublisherThe University of Chicago Press
Publisher Year1970
Book ConditionFine
Jacket ConditionFine
Binding TypeHardcover
Edition1st Edition