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A reprinting of American poet Norman H. Pritchard's second and final book EECCHHOOEESS, originally published in 1971 by New York University Press. Pritchard's manipulation of text and codex resembles that of concrete poetry and conceptual writing, traditions from which literary history has mostly excluded him. Pritchard also worked with sound, and his dynamic readings--documented, among few other places, on the album New Jazz Poets (Folkways Records, 1967)--make themselves heard on the page.
Norman H. Pritchard (1939-96) was affiliated with the Umbra group, a predecessor to the Black Arts Movement and he taught writing at the New School for Social Research.
Hardcover / 64p / DABA