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Books of Poetry by Jim Carroll

Updated 3 January 2009

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Void of Course by Jim Carroll

Void of Course
Published: 1998
By:
Jim Carroll
Publisher: Penguin Poets
Description: Carroll's newest collection of poetry, released in October 1998. Includes "8 Fragments for Kurt Cobain." (113 pages)

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Fear of Dreaming: The Selected Poems of Jim Carroll
Fear of Dreaming: The Selected Poems of Jim Carroll
Published: 1993, 1998
By:
Jim Carroll
Publisher: Penguin Books
Description: This 273-page collection includes all of the poems from Living at the Movies, most of The Book of Nods, and 15 new works, including "Curtis's Charm" and "Praying Mantis."

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The Book of Nods by Jim Carroll
The Book of Nods
Published: 1986
By:
Jim Carroll
Publisher: Penguin Books
Description: This 172-page collection is divided into two sections: "The Book of Nods," "New York City Variations," "California Variations," and "Poems 1973-1985." The book is now out of print, but most of the works are reprinted in Fear of Dreaming, listed below.

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Available in translation
See also Faber & Faber edition


Living at the Movies by Jim Carroll
Living at the Movies
Published: 1973, 1981
By:
Jim Carroll
Publishers: Grossman (1973); Penguin (1981)
Description: 100 pages. The Grossman edition features cover art by Larry Rivers and was issued in both hardcover and paperback; both are hard to find. The Penguin edition, with a cover featuring a photograph of Carroll, is widely available. Also, all of the poems in Living at the Movies are reprinted in Fear of Dreaming, listed below.

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Available in translation.

4 Ups and 1 Down by Jim Carroll
4 Ups and 1 Down
Published: 1970
By:
Jim Carroll
Publisher: Angel Hair Press (300 copies printed)
Description: Rare.
Five poems in an eight-page photocopied pamphlet. All poems are reprinted in Living at the Movies.

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Organic Trains by Jim Carroll
Organic Trains
Published: 1967
By:
Jim Carroll
Publisher:
Penny Press
Description: Rare.
Carroll's first book, published when he was 16 years old. The book is 17 pages long and contains 16 poems.

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