Robert Creeley (May 21, 1926 – March 30, 2005) was an American poet and author of more than sixty books. He is usually associated with the Black Mountain poets, though his verse aesthetic diverged from that school's. He was close with Charles Olson, Robert Duncan, Allen Ginsberg, John Wieners and Ed Dorn. He served as the Samuel P. Capen Professor of Poetry and the Humanities at State University of New York at Buffalo. In 1991, he joined colleagues Susan Howe, Charles Bernstein, Raymond Federman, Robert Bertholf, and Dennis Tedlock in founding the Poetics Program at Buffalo. Creeley lived in Waldoboro, Maine, Buffalo, New York, and Providence, Rhode Island where he taught at Brown ... more »
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- A Form Of Women
- The Mirror
- The Rain
- I Know A Man
- The Conspiracy
- The Carnival
- The Innocence
- Water Music
- The Way
- The Warning
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''Comes the time when it's laterRobert Creeley (b. 1926), U.S. poet. A Wicker Basket (l. 1-3). . . The Collected Poems of Robert Creeley, 1945-1975 (1982) University of Californi...
and onto your table the headwaiter
puts the bill,''
''There are very huge stars, man, in the sky,''Robert Creeley (b. 1926), U.S. poet. A Wicker Basket (l. 21). . . The Collected Poems of Robert Creeley, 1945-1975 (1982) University of California...
Oh lovely lady, morning or evening or afternoon.Robert Creeley (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Ballad of the Despairing Husband (l. 40-43). . . The Collected Poems of Robert Creeley, 1945-1975 (1982) Univ...
Oh lovely lady, eating with or without a spoon.
Oh most lovely lady, whether dressed or undressed or partly.
Oh most lovely lady, ...
''And I will wear what dresses I choose!Robert Creeley (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Ballad of the Despairing Husband (l. 29-32). . . The Collected Poems of Robert Creeley, 1945-1975 (1982) Univ...
And I will dance, and what's to lose!
I'm free of you, you little prick,
and I'm the one can make it stick.''
''Oh come home soon, I write to her.Robert Creeley (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Ballad of the Despairing Husband (l. 9-12). . . The Collected Poems of Robert Creeley, 1945-1975 (1982) Unive...
Go screw yourself, is her answer.
Now what is that, for Christian word?
I hope she feeds on dried goose turd.''
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