Rasula's Syncopations (2004), his latest collection of essays, focuses on "an auspicious year, 1975, when the fruits of innovation were at peak, yet went unacknowledged..."

Rasula writes, "Nineteen seventy-five was a momentous year in American poetry, consolidating the whole postwar period, it seemed in the following publications...," and this list includes collections and culminating long works by Spicer, Zukofsky, Olson, Oppen, and Dorn. I'd forgotten that Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror appeared the same year. Rasula also names books by Waldman, Reznikoff, Tarn, and Blackburn, and chapbooks by many of the younger LaPos.

(File under notes on the year I was born, etc.)

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