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Mac Low, Jackson

Overview
Works: 306 works in 470 publications in 1 language and 5,455 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Experimental poetry  Fiction  Parodies, imitations, etc  Musical settings  Manuscripts  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Translator, Performer, Lyricist, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Artist, Editor, Other, Signer, Former owner
Classifications: PS3563.A228, 811.54
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Thing of beauty : new and selected works by Jackson Mac Low( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection - much of it unpublished until now - brings together poetry, performance pieces, "traditional" verse, prose poems, and other types of poetical texts from Jackson Mac Low's lifetime in art. The works span the years from 1937, beginning with "Things of Beauty," his first poem, until his death in 2004, and demonstrate his extraordinary range as well as his unquenchable enthusiasm. Mac Low is widely acknowledged as one of the major figures in twentieth-century American poetry, with much of his work ranging freely across boundaries into the spheres of music, dance, theater, performance, and the visual arts. Comparable in stature to such literary giants as Robert Creely, John Ashbery, and Allen Ginsberg, Mac Low is often associated with composer John Cage, a longtime friend with whom he shared a delight in work derived from "chance operations." He was also deeply involved with the Living Theatre in the 1950s and 1960s, and was a key figure in the Fluxus movement in the 1960s." "This volume, edited by Anne Tardos, his wife, offers a balanced arrangement of early, middle, and late work, designed to convey not just the range but also the progressions and continuities of his writings and "writingways." Tardos, a poet and visual artist, based her selections on conversations and close consultations with Mac Low before he died." "In his introductory essay, "Poetry and Pleasure," Mac Low says, "It often seems to me that the whole point of art is pleasure - the pleasure of making artworks and the pleasure of experiencing them.""--BOOK JACKET
Representative works, 1938-1985 by Jackson Mac Low( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

22 light poems by Jackson Mac Low( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stanzas for Iris Lezak by Jackson Mac Low( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a shaman's notebook : primitive and archaic poetry by Jerome Rothenberg( )

7 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bloomsday by Jackson Mac Low( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reading of primitive and archaic poetry : origins and meanings, death and defeat by Jerome Rothenberg( )

7 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No escape from Brooklyn : a novel by Hanan J Ayalti( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Virginia Woolf poems by Jackson Mac Low( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenties : 100 poems, 24 February 1989-3 June 1990 by Jackson Mac Low( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pieces o' six : thirty-three poems in prose, 1983-1987 by Jackson Mac Low( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barnesbook : four poems derived from sentences by Djuna Barnes by Jackson Mac Low( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long an admirer of the work of Djuna Barnes, noted poet Jackson Mac Low used five of her works as the source material to which he applied the method of "involving irregularly biased random digit triplets to lead ... to a chance-determined number of sentences in these works and to mix them." He then entered each group of mixed sentences into the DIASTEXT program and edited the output. The result is a wonderful nonintentional work that "whispers" Barnes's incredible words "something quick" into the ear. In this work the distinguished American poet - winner of the 1994 America Award for Poetry - continues to explore the dynamics and excitement of the American language and its meaning
Complete works for string quartet & trio by Brian Ferneyhough( )

3 editions published in 2014 in Undetermined and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pronouns : a collection of forty dances for the dancers, 3 February-22 March 1964 by Jackson Mac Low( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Words nd ends from Ez by Jackson Mac Low( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A re-writing of poetry by Ezra Pound (principally the Cantos), according to Maclow's "diastic chance selection method" (p. 90), an "objective" text-generating procedure
42 Merzgedichte in memoriam Kurt Schwitters : February 1987-September 1989 by Jackson Mac Low( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Pearl Harbor Day to FDR's birthday : 7 December 1981-30 January 1982 : poems by Jackson Mac Low( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upon its original publication in 1982, From Pearl Harbor Day to FDR's Birthday, representing work written from the 7th of December 1981 to the 30th of January 1982, was recognized as a significant new direction in the writing of noted poet Jackson Mac Low. Although he had written disjunctive poems since the 1930s, this work evinced a new interest, aroused in part by the "Language" poets, in intentional methodology, as opposed to his chance-oriented poems, writing he continued in Bloomsday (1984) and in Pieces O'Six (published in the Sun & Moon Classics in 1992)
Open secrets by Jackson Mac Low( )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

154 forties by Jackson Mac Low( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twin plays by Jackson Mac Low( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1966 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Thing of beauty : new and selected works
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The Virginia Woolf poemsPieces o' six : thirty-three poems in prose, 1983-1987Barnesbook : four poems derived from sentences by Djuna BarnesMy year 2004 : under our skin : readings, events, memories
Alternative Names
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МакЛоу, Джексон

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Languages
English (110)