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Hidden Water: From the Frank Stanford Archives is 200 pages of unpublished poems, facsimiles, artwork, photos, handwrtten drafts, and letters. The third single-author title from Third Man Books is a must read for those who appreciate both Stanford and American poetry.
*Features unpublished poems, drafts, and photos.
*Features unpublished letters between Stanford, Allen Ginsberg, Pulitzer Prize poet Alan Dugan, and others.
*Features unseen artwork by Ginny Stanford.
*Includes an appreciation written by award winning author and Stanford’s friend Steve Stern.
*Copper Canyon Press’s Michael Wiegers is the co-editor (with TMB’s Chet Weise) and wrote the Preface.
*Complements Copper Canyon's best selling collection What About This.
*Includes link to audio by special guests and more.
Born in 1948, Frank Stanford was a prolific poet known for his originality and ingenuity. He has been dubbed "a swamp rat Rimbaud" by Lorenzo Thomas and "one of the great voices of death" by Franz Wright. He grew up in Mississippi, Tennessee, and then Arkansas, where he lived for most of his life and wrote many of his most powerful poems. Stanford died in 1978. He authored over ten books of poetry, including eight volumes in the last seven years of his life.