N.H. Pritchard

American poet Norman H. Pritchard’s second and final book, EECCHHOOEESS was originally published in 1971 by New York University Press. Pritchard’s writing is visually and typographically unconventional. His methodical arrangements of letters and words disrupt optical flows and lexical cohesion, modulating the speeds of reading and looking by splitting, spacing and splicing linguistic objects. His manipulation of text and codex resembles that of concrete poetry and conceptual writing, traditions from which literary history has mostly excluded him. Pritchard also worked with sound, and his dynamic readings—documented, among few other places, on the album New Jazz Poets (Folkways Records, 1967)—make themselves heard on the page.

EECCHHOOEESS exemplifies Pritchard’s formal and conceptual sensibilities, and provides an entryway into the work of a poet whose scant writings have only recently achieved wider recognition. DABA’s publication of EECCHHOOEESS is unabridged and closely reproduces the design of the original 1971 volume.

Norman H. Pritchard (1939-96) was affiliated with the Umbra group, a predecessor to the Black Arts Movement. He taught writing at the New School for Social Research and published two books: The Matrix: Poems 1960-1970 (Doubleday, 1970) and EECCHHOOEESS (New York University Press, 1971). His work was anthologized in publications including The New Black Poetry (1969), In a Time of Revolution: Poems from Our Third World (1969), Dices or Black Bones: Black Voices of the Seventies (1970), Ishmael Reed’s 19 Necromancers from Now (1970), Text-Sound Texts (1980) and others.

美国诗人Norman H. Pritchard的第二本也是最后一本著作《EECCHHOOEESS》最初于1971年由纽约大学出版社出版。普里查德的写作在视觉上和排版上都是非常规的。他对字母和单词的有条不紊的安排扰乱了视觉流程和词汇的凝聚力,通过分割、间隔和拼接语言对象来调节阅读和观看的速度。他对文本和法典的操作类似于具体的诗歌和概念写作,而文学史大多将他排除在这些传统之外。普里查德也用声音工作,他的动态阅读–除其他几个地方外,记录在《新爵士诗人》(Folkways Records,1967)专辑中–使自己在页面上被听到。


Norman H. Pritchard(1939-96)隶属于黑色艺术运动的前身–Umbra团体。他在社会研究新学院教授写作,并出版了两本书。矩阵。诗歌1960-1970(Doubleday,1970)和EECCHHOOEESS(纽约大学出版社,1971)。他的作品被选入出版物,包括《新黑人诗歌》(1969)、《在革命时期》。来自我们第三世界的诗歌》(1969年),《骰子或黑骨:七十年代的黑人之声》(1970年),伊什梅尔-里德的《19个来自现在的巫师》(1970年),《文本-声音文本》(1980年)等。