Lessons: Selected Poems

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Pub Date: 06/13/2017

Pages: 220

Publisher: White Pine Press

Imprint: White Pine Press

ISBN 13: 9781945680007

ISBN 10: 1945680008

Price: $18.00 / $23.99 CAN

Category: POETRY / American / General

Lessons: Selected Poems

By Joel Oppenheimer, David Landrey, Dennis Maloney

Price: $18.00



About the Book

Joel Oppenheimer was a student of Charles Olson at the original Black Mountain College, a fixture in New York’s West Village, and a lover of the NY Mets. His work embraces the taunt line of W. C .Williams. Lessons returns the work of this essential American poet to print.

“No one else speaks with his benevolence and humor and still touches me at the depths of my own fear and love. I think his poems are a Godsend to us all.”
—Hayden Carruth

“Oppenheimer was an immense and buoyant influence on the poesy of my contemporaries and me.”
—Andrei Codrescu

Joel Oppenheimer (1930 - 1988) published more than a dozen books of poetry.

About the Book

“Real solid, east coast, lyre-whompin boggie.” A selection of poems by this essential New York City poet.


Joel Oppenheimer: Joel Oppenheimer (1930 - 1988) was an American poet associated with both the Black Mountain poets and the New York School. He served as the first director of the St. Marks Poetry Project and was also well-known for his columns in the Village Voice (1969-1984).