Complete Minimal Poems by Aram Saroyan
Published by Primary Information & Ugly Duckling Presse (2013)
The second edition of Saroyan’s Complete Minimal Poems includes a new preface by Ron Silliman who chose the first edition for the 2008 William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. Long cherished in out-of-print editions, anthologies, textbooks, and more recently celebrated on the internet, Aram Saroyan’s groundbreaking concrete and minimalist poems are gathered in this title the first time. Winner of the 2008 William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America, Complete Minimal Poems includes the entirety of Aram Saroyan (1968), Pages (1969), The Rest (1971), Electric Poems (from All Stars, 1972), and a series of previously unpublished Short Poems. Collected in a single volume, Saroyan’s minimal poems reveal reverberations with the work of e.e. cummings, Andy Warhol, Gertrude Stein, Donald Judd, Ian Hamilton Finlay, and Steve Reich. Now in it’s second edition, Complete Minimal Poems confirms Aram Saroyan’s place among the most daring and engaging figures in modern poetry.