Clark Coolidge. Words

Clark Coolidge, the poet perhaps most responsible for inspiring the entire experimental field of Language Poetry, produced in 1969 programs of audio pieces by himself and others for KPFS Radio in Berkeley, California. This is one of these programs, from 9/1/1969, comprising two Coolidge works read in his own voice. The pieces are built on various combinations of repeated words. The rhythmic interplay and unexpected juxtapositions of these looped sounds create a hypnotic patterning, magnified in part by the writer’s flat effect that serves to focus attention on the strangeness of the sounds of these quotidan syllables. [publisher’s note]

Published by Counter Culture Chronicles / Slowscan, 2020
Poetry / Music & Sound / CDs & Tapes

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COOLIDGE, Clark - Clark Coolidge. Words