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Paul Metcalf

Paul Metcalf (1917–1999) was an American writer. He wrote in verse and prose. Its small following includes Robert Creeley, William Gass, Wendell Berry, Guy Davenport, Howard Zinn, and Bruce Olds. His books include Will West (1956), Genoa (1965), Patagoni (1971), Apalache (1976), The Middle Passage (1976), Zip Odes (1979), and U.S. Dept. of the Interior (1980). He was the great-grandson of one of his major literary influences, Herman Melville.

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A video about the friendship between Paul Metcalf, Robert Duncan, and others. A video remembering the great grandson of Herman Melvile who lived in the Berkshires, and with whom Alex Gildzen formed a strong bond. Touching video of his friendship and about the people Metcalf surrounded himself with.

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