Sadakichi Hartmann: Collected Poems, 1886-1944

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Sadakichi Hartmann: Collected Poems, 1886-1944

16.99

edited by Floyd Cheung

If one hadn’t been oneself it would have been worthwhile to have been Sadakichi - Ezra Pound

Situated between Walt Whitman and Ezra Pound, Sadakichi Hartmann is one of the missing links in American poetry. Friend to both poets, he influenced a whole generation of writers and artists in New York. Edited and introduced by Dr Floyd Cheung, this first-ever collected poems of Sadakichi Hartmann will help uncover one of modern poetry’s most unique and overlooked characters.

192pp

September 2016

Limited to 500 copies

 

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This first ever edition of Hartmann’s collected poems intervenes in the history of Modernism and allows the 21st-century reader to luxuriate in the fruity, over-saturated fragrance of the King of the Bohemians, the first explorer of the haiku in English, and the first Asian American counterculturalist. - Ken Chen, Executive Director of Asian American Writers’ Workshop
"Cheung’s careful compilation of Hartmann’s first ever collected poems, and his extensive, contextualised introduction to a fascinating literary hybrid, is to be commended, and is sure to attract a following." – Afric McGlinchey, Sabotage Reviews

“This exciting collection sheds light on one of the most intriguing and overlooked figures in the history of American poetry. Thanks to Floyd Cheung’s editorial work, we can now witness the fascinating poetic conversations Hartmann conducted with Whitman, Symbolism, The Rubaiyat and a Japanese poetics that influenced Imagism.”
Juliana Chang, Quiet Fire: A Historical Anthology of Asian American Poetry