I've Come This Far to Say Hello: Poems Selected and New

by Kurt Brown


$16.95.

“The United States is a huge country with many more fine poets now than it ever had in its history, and with some of the finest among them still not as well-known as they ought to be. Even to those like me who have have admired Kurt Brown’s poetry during his lifetime, the range and originality, the beauty and depth, of the poems in this posthumous book come as both a surprise and a confirmation of what we have long suspected about his poetry and are now prepared to shout it from the rooftops.”

-- Charles Simic

 

 

Time~Bound

by Kurt Brown


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Time~Bound offers poetry for grown-ups, who face unblinkingly the world as it is and do so with existential courage.  By heeding Voltaire’s advice to keep singing in the lifeboat after the shipwreck, Brown creates for us, his fellow passengers, a varied and memorable music that makes its own waves.

-- Philip Dacey

 

Kurt Brown was the author of six chapbooks and seven full-length collections of poetry including his most recent, Time~Bound (Tiger Bark Press 2012). He founded the Aspen Writers Conferences & Centers, and was the Founding Director of Writers’ Conferences and Centers (now part of AWP). A tireless advocate for poetry and other poets, he edited ten anthologies of poetry, including the newest (with Harold Schechter), Killer Verse: Poems about Murder and Mayhem. With his wife, the poet Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Brown translated The Plural of Happiness: Selected Poems of Herman de Coninck. His memoir, Lost Sheep: Aspen’s Counter-culture in the 1970s, was published by Conundrum Press in 2012. He taught for many years at Sarah Lawrence College in New York. In recent years he lived in Santa Barbara, California. He died in June, 2013.