Lost Bastard Chronicles

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About the author:
One of the most influential and prolific poets on the contemporary small press scene Mark Hartenbach lives in a rust belt town along the Ohio River. His books include March, Bring Me the Head of Marko X, The Sound of Music, Lullabies From Planet Appalachia and Surfing the Appalachian Vortex.

Lost Bastard Chronicles


Authored by Mark Hartenbach
Foreword by Danny Baker
Introduction by John Bennett
Edited by S.A. Griffin
Edition: First Edition

"Two poets stand out in my mind as carrying on a tradition that took root in the Sixties through subsequent decades and into the new millennium. Some call it Meat, some Confessional, but those labels are not big enough to cover this breed of poetry, and so I'll leave it nameless. It's a poetry that connects more with the Beats than the Sixties, but stripped of the baggage of ideology and formalized spiritual quest that saddles much of Beat poetry; its language is lean and sharp and drills into everyday life, surfacing with nuggets of uncut truth that melt away if you try to incorporate them into something "bigger". The Mimeo Revolution was the vehicle that carried this poetry through the Sixties and early Seventies; after that, it was pretty much on its own. The poets I'm talking about are Albert Huffstickler, who died in February of 2002, and Mark Hartenbach, who carries on." - John Bennett, Vagabond Press

Publication Date:
0692929886 / 9780692929889
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Full Color
Related Categories:
Poetry / American / General

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