Duncan, Robert

Duncan, Robert

Duncan, Robert, 1919–88, American poet, b. Oakland, Calif. He was a leading poet of the San Francisco renaissance during the late 1940s. His lyric style contains private allusions, gaps in syntax, and individualistic spellings. Among his themes are the search for love and the decline of faith in the supernatural. His volumes of poetry include The Opening of the Field (1960), Bending the Bow (1968), Derivations (1970), Groundwork I: Before the War (1984), and Groundwork II: In the Dark (1987).


See study ed. by R. Bertholf and I. Reid (1979).

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Duncan, Robert (Edward) (b. Edward Howard Duncan)

(1919–88) poet, writer; born in Oakland, Calif. Adopted when young, and given the name Robert Edward Symmes, he assumed his new name in 1941. He studied at the University of California: Berkeley (1936–38; 1948–50), taught at Black Mountain College (1956–57), and became associated with the San Francisco Bay area group of poets, as seen in The Opening of the Field (1960). He was also an editor, playwright, and artist.
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In the seventies, when the Language poets began publishing, their teachers had been New Americans such as Charles Olson, Robert Duncan, Robert Creeley, Larry Eigner, Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery, Philip Whalen, and Jack Spicer.
Brakhage possesses Stein's metaphysical wit and Pound's intellectual appetite; he shares Olson's commitment to "proprioception' and is preoccupied with what Duncan called "the truth of life in myth." As his first two books, Metaphors on Vision and Brakhage Scrapbook, (1) demonstrate, a good deal of this writing has occurred in the course of his extensive correspondences with poets: both books include letters from Brakhage to Robert Creeley, Guy Davenport, Ed Dorn, Robert Duncan, Robert Kelly, Michael McClure, Charles Olson, and others.
Mackey, who is professor of literature at the University of California-Santa Cruz and himself an important contemporary poet, astutely analyzes the work of Black Mountainers Robert Duncan, Robert Creeley, and Charles Olson, African Americans Amiri Baraka and Clarence Major, and Caribbeaners Edward Kamau Brathwaite and Wilson Harris in order to make two fundamental points.
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McLaughlin, Noxon; camera, Cort Fey; editors, Sue Blainey, Michael Ross; music, Robert Duncan, Robert Cairns; production designers, Donna Haitin, Stephen Storer; casting, Barbara Fiorentino, Rebecca Mangieri.