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Particulars of Place
Richard O. Moore; Garrett Caples, ed.; Brenda Hillman, ed.; Paul Ebenkamp, ed.; Cedar Sigo, intro.




Omnidawn
2015 • 96 pp. 6 x 9"
Poetry - American / Poetry of Place

$17.95 Paperback, 978-1-63243-005-2



“Richard O. Moore’s poetry holds firm, as Williams put it, while searching out all corners of the mind with intimacy and conviction, and without adornment... [continued in Reviews below]”—Anselm Berrigan, author of Notes From Irrelevance,

The second volume from this acclaimed poet and film artist

The last living member of the original circle of Anarcho-pacifist poets at the birth of the San Francisco Renaissance, Richard O. Moore presents his second book, Particulars of Place. The title poem is a meditation on life in the twilight of American Empire, posing the question of how to live in an age of endless warfare. Throughout, Moore’s commitment to social justice mingles with his interest in Wittgenstein’s linguistic philosophy, resulting in a poetic amalgam unique to Moore himself. Reflecting a lifetime of devotion to the art of poetry, Particulars of Place confirms Moore’s paradoxical position as a newly emerging old master.

Reviews / Endorsements

“Richard O. Moore’s poetry holds firm, as Williams put it, while searching out all corners of the mind with intimacy and conviction, and without adornment or brokered sentiment. His ‘Blindness Sonnets’ alone are as moving and searing in their even-handed concision as any sense-driven poems I’ve read in recent years, and the entirety of Particulars of Place makes for an emphatically real, and nonetheless nourishing, world. No other poetry I know of sings from such ground.”—Anselm Berrigan, author of Notes From Irrelevance

"Moore’s Particulars of Place beautifully portrays an aging speaker’s relationship with words as well as the world."—Sally McCallum, Volta



One of the early poets centered around Kenneth Rexroth, RICHARD O. MOORE made a career in broadcasting as co-founder of the first U.S. listener-sponsored radio station, KPFA. He is also an important cinéma vérité filmmaker, having directed such works as the 10-part series USA: Poetry (1966). Moore’s first book, Writing the Silences, was published in 2010 by the University of California. At age 95, he continues to write and lives in Mill Valley, CA.



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