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Collected for the first time, four landmark works of queer experimental poetry by the reclusive cult poet David Melnick.

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Collected Poems

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David Melnick’s Nice: Collected Poems spans twenty crucial years of gay life and experimentation with poetic form, bringing together four masterworks of American literature: Eclogs (1967-70), ten episodes in the urban afterlife of pastoral; PCOET (1972), written in an unknown tongue, verse for a world that’s yet to be; Men in Aida (1983-85), Melnick’s masterpiece, a giddy epic of queer community; and A Pin’s Fee (1988), a backward glance and elegy, a cry of pain, howl of anger.

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ISBN: 9781643621579
Paperback, 240 pages, 6 x 8.5 in
Publication Date: March 2023

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