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Christopher Wagstaff

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After receiving a PhD in American Literature from the University of California at Davis, Christopher Wagstaff taught writing and literature for many years, most recently at the University of California at Berkeley. He has curated numerous art exhibitions, showing the drawings and decorated books of Robert Duncan, among other art and literature, at University Art Museum, The Bancroft Library, the Palo Alto Cultural Center, and Mythos Gallery. He is preparing a traveling exhibition devoted to Robert Duncan, his partner Jess Collins, and their artistic circle. Wagstaff has published a series of chapbooks of his interviews with Bay Area artists. He has... Read More

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Catching Light
Collected Poems of Joanna McClure
Written by Joanna McClure
Foreword by Michael McClure
Introduction by Christopher Wagstaff


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $35.00

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Also available as an eBook.

Catching Light
Collected Poems of Joanna McClure
Written by Joanna McClure
Foreword by Michael McClure
Introduction by Christopher Wagstaff


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $29.95

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Also available as a hardcover.

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A Poet's Mind
Collected Interviews with Robert Duncan, 1960-1985
Edited by Christopher Wagstaff
Contribution by Robert Duncan
Foreword by Gerrit Lansing


Format: Hardcover, 488 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $24.95

Robert Duncan (1919-1988), one of the major postwar American poets, was an adulated figure among his contemporaries, including Robert Creeley, Charles Olson, and Denise Levertov. Lawrence Ferlinghetti remarked that Duncan “had the best ear this side of Dante.” His stature is increasingly recognized as comparable to that of Ezra Pound, William... Read more >
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