Sunday, August 7, 2011

George Hitchcock, The Last Poems

George Hitchcock (1914-2010) is one of the true inspirations in the landscape of postwar poetry in the United States. If you haven't already, head down to your local antiquarian bookseller or rare books librarian and check out some back issues of Hitchcock's kayak magazine (1964-1984). Take a seat, because these issues of kayak are, bar none, the most forward-thinking and brilliantly edited (and decorated) magazines in recent poetic history.

We are thrilled to announce that we'll be printing Hitchcock's posthumous work 6-Minute Poems sometime this fall. 6-Minute Poems will collect the final poems George was writing as he entered his 96th year.

For further reading, check out the Hitchcock omnibus One-Man Boat edited by Robert McDowell and Joseph Bednarik (Story Line Press, 2003). Click here to read Mr. Hitchcock's New York Times obituary.