Tuesday, July 19

Gunslinger - Ed Dorn

Wikipedia - "Gunslinger is the title of a long poem in six parts by Ed Dorn. The gunslinger is a long form political poem about a demigod cowboy, a saloon madam, and a talking horse named Claude Levi-Strauss, who travel the Southwest in search of Howard Hughes. The conversation stream of the poem is constantly interrupted. Dorn mixes the jargon of drug addicts, Westerners, and others to reflect the jumble of American speech. He seems to intentionally frustrate the reader; syntax is ambiguous, punctuation is sparse, and puns, homonyms, and nonsense words become an integral part of conversation. ..."
Google - Gunslinger
EPC: On Ed Dorn's Gunslinger
Google - "Art Rising to Clarity: Edward Dorn's Compleat Slinger" by William J. Lockwood
Chicago Poetry - "INTERVIEW WITH ED DORN" by Effie Mihopoulos
gary brower gunslinger in new mexico: for ed dorn (1929-1999)
Ed Dorn and the politics of the New American Poetry

2007 December: Edward Dorn, 1929-1999, 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, 2015 December: Recollections of Gran Apachería (1974), 2016 April: By the Sound (1965).