ARAM SAROYAN – COMPLETE MINIMAL POEMS
First Edition, 2008
Ugly Duckling Presse / Primary Information
“This beautifully designed collection contains poetry that shivers with itself, like something just born. Anyone interested in art made from words should have it.” — RICHARD HELL
THE NEW YORK TIMES SUNDAY BOOK REVIEW
Long-cherished in out-of-print editions, anthologies and text books, and more recently celebrated on the internet, Aram Saroyan’s groundbreaking concrete and minimalist poems of the 1960s are gathered together here in a single volume. Complete Minimal Poems includes the entire contents of Aram Saroyan (Random House, 1968), Pages (Random House, 1969), The Rest (Telegraph, 1971), as well as Saroyan’s contribution, “Electric Poems,” to the anthology All Stars (Goliard-Grossman, 1972), and a sequence, “Short Poems,” which hasn’t appeared previously. With ties to the work of such writers and artists as E.E. Cummings, Andy Warhol, Gertrude Stein, Donald Judd, Ian Hamilton Finlay, and Steve Reich, Complete Minimal Poems confirms Aram Saroyan’s place among the most daring and engaging figures in modern poetry.