Long cherished in out-of-print editions, anthologies, textbooks, and more recently celebrated on the internet, Aram Saroyan’s groundbreaking minimalist poems are gathered here for the first time. Winner of the 2008 William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America, Complete Minimal Poems collects in a single volume 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Aram Saroyan (1968), Pages (1969), The Rest (1971), "Electric Poems" (from All Stars, 1972), and a series of previously unpublished "Short Poems." These poems reveal reverberations with the work of e.e. cummings, Andy Warhol, Gertrude Stein, Donald Judd, Ian Hamilton Finlay, and Steve Reich. Now in its second edition, Complete Minimal Poems confirms Saroyan's place among the most daring and engaging figures in modern poetry. This edition is a co-publication with Primary Information and includes a new preface by Ron Silliman, who selected the first edition for the 2008 William Carlos Williams Award.
Published by Primary Information/Ugly Duckling Presse; 2nd edition (March 31, 2014)