A humbler resemblance to The H.D. Book than The Pound Era, Patrick James Dunagan’s The Duncan Era: One Reader’s Cosmology is an account of how we might very well begin to read America’s most essential poet since Pound and Williams. The accounts of community—featuring Jack Spicer, Robin Blaser, and Jess—do not disappoint, sounding out the beginnings of a possible literary cosmology to further explore the origins, life, and fate of Duncan’s poetry.
Richard Blevins, author of The Art of The Serial Poem
Patrick James Dunagan lives in San Francisco and works at Gleeson Library for the University of San Francisco. A graduate of the Poetics program from the now-defunct New College of California he’s currently helping to edit an anthology of critical writings by Poetics program alumni and faculty. He also edited and wrote the introduction for poet Owen Hill's A Walk Among the Bogus (Lavender Ink). His essays and book reviews appear frequently with a wide number of both online and print publications. His most recent books include: “There are people who think that painters shouldn't talk”: A Gustonbook (Post Apollo), Das Gedichtete (Ugly Duckling), and from Book of Kings (Bird and Beckett Books).