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All This Thinking

The Correspondence of Bernadette Mayer and Clark Coolidge
Edited by Stephanie AndersonKristen Tapson



All This Thinking explores the deep friendship and the critical and creative thinking between Bernadette Mayer and Clark Coolidge, focusing on an intense three-year period in their three decades of correspondence. These fiercely independent American avant-garde poets have influenced and shaped poets and poetic movements by looking for radical poetics in the everyday. This collection of letters provides insight into the poetic scenes that followed World War II while showcasing the artistic practices of Mayer and Coolidge themselves. A fascinating look at both the poets and the world surrounding them, All This Thinking will appeal to all readers interested in post–World War II poetry.

Contributor Bios
Stephanie Anderson is an assistant professor at Duke Kunshan University in China, where her research focuses on poetic circulation and twentieth-century poetry. Her most recent book of poetry is If You Love Error So Love Zero.
Kristen Tapson is a scholar-in-residence in the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University, where she is also an instructor in Information Science + Studies. Her research focuses on experimental practices in poetry and science.