First published in 1979, Common Sense evinces a spare street-wise style rooted in the vernacular of the city. Now something of a cult classic, the book is recognized as an understated masterpiece, pushing at the edges of spoken word. This is the language of everyday, brought onto the page in such a way that we never lose the flow of speech and at the same time we become attuned to its many registers musical, emotional, ironic. Ted Greenwald s work has been associated with several major veins of American poetry, including the Language movement and the New York School, but it remains unclassifiable. An online reader s companion will be available at tedgreenwald.site.wesleyan.edu."
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