A reissue of the classic book of concrete poems by well-known writer William Benton.



As Ronald Johnson wrote, William Benton’s witty and inventive Birds single-handedly resurrected the Concrete Poetry movement. Pigeons, lovebirds, and Flaubert’s parrot appear here as “quirky and comical birds far more bird-like than most portraits rendered by heavier hands” (Peter Matthiessen).

ISBN: 9781643620213
Paperback, 88 pages, 5.25 x 7.75
Publication Date: June 2, 2020

William Benton received his early training in music and worked as a jazz piano player before becoming a writer. His poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review …

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