Tape for the Turn of the Year Author:A. R. Ammons Unique is a term too often used to excuse the eccentric or exalt the commonplace. Taoe for the Turn of the Year is unique in a proper sense of that much-abused word. In the form of a journal covering the period December 6, 1963-January 10, 1964, A. R. Ammons's long thin poem was written originally on a roll of adding-machine tape, then transfe... more »rred foot by dogged foot--with some cuts and modifications--to typescript. It is a poem of infinite variety, blessed by the rich resources of a first-rate poetic mind. By turns witty, serious, lyrical, and meditative, Mr. Ammons in all his creative moods writes poetry of a very high order. His Tape for the Turn of the Year is at once a superbly entertaining book and a significant literary achievement.
This is the original hardcover edition published in 1965 by Cornell University Press and not the later hardcover or paperback reprints published by Norton.« less