Friday, December 11

Recollections of Gran Apachería - Ed Dorn (1974)

"... In his next book, Recollections of Gran Apachería, Dorn presents the Apaches as noble 'not in themselves / so much as in their Ideas.' Apache thought, like the Gunslinger’s, arises from dwelling undistractedly in a timeless, local space, defined by actual geographical features: 'Their leading ideas / come directly from the landform.' Western culture, in contrast, wants to control everything through the abstract force of predictive reason, which Dorn labels 'Mind.' Mind is a deadly tool in the wrong hands, and Dorn distinguishes it from the thinking practices of people who think with the landform. ..."
Jacket2: Introduction to Edward Dorn
Tom Clark: Geronimo in Exile (Edward Dorn: Recollections of Gran Apacheria)
Wordplay this week: Ed Dorn
Ron Silliman: Way More West: New and Selected Poems
Bill Sherman On Ed Dorn’s Collected
Edward Dorn's Derelict Air: From Collected Out, edited by Justin Katko and Kyle Waugh
amazon: Recollections of Gran Apachería, Way More West: New and Selected Poems
PennSound: Reading at SUNY Buffalo, April 19, 1974; Reading SUNY Buffalo, April 20, 1974 (Video)

2007 December: Edward Dorn, 1929-1999, 2011 February: Slinger, 2011 April: The North Atlantic Turbine, 2012 September: Fulcrum Press, 2014 September: Tom Clark - Edward Dorn (1929-1999), 2015 November: The Collected Poems 1956 - 1974.