Author Archives: Nuallain House, Publishers

Sour Grapes

SOUR GRAPES By Pat Nolan “What a fool to be tricked into seriousness.”—William Carlos Williamsfrom Kora In Hell This year marks a century since the publication of Sour Grapes by Williams Carols Williams. The previous year, 1920, in the aftermath … Continue reading

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What’s The Hold Up?

New To The Society’s Shelves, 2021 It’s that time again: books received by The New Black Bart Poetry Society have been piling up ever since the Society’s librarian took a lunch break more than 12 months ago and hasn’t returned. … Continue reading

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How To Rehearse A Strophe

How To Rehearse A Strophe Carl Wendt, not quite Charles Baudelaire, not quite Charles Bukowski, but one of the last of  the hard boiled, streetwise, post-Beat Neo-Romantics (in other words, a dinosaur) not sucking the institutional teat, author of Synthetic … Continue reading

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Joanne Elizabeth Kyger: A Remembrance

Poetry, Art, Photos, Memories, Anecdotes, Interviews, and Essays on her Life and Work by friends, contemporaries, poets, and fellow writers, compiled and organized by Sara Safdie (with technical assistance from the Parole Officer) IntroductionSara Safdie (click on the bold type to … Continue reading

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Set One

Ammiel Alcalay Working on Letters to & from: For Joanne In anticipation of arranging a reading for Joanne in New York in 2012, I began thinking about a project we might be able to do together that could fit into … Continue reading

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Set Two

Anselm Hollo(submitted by Anne Waldman) Stefan Hyner The Relentless Role of Being Born Human How, he wonders, watching the apple blossoms            drift across his path, can one ever repay                        all this grandmotherly love? 27:IV:2020 Alastair Johnston Larry Kearney  I met … Continue reading

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Set Three

Jim Nisbet Embrace the Pulp On page 269 of the Tombouctou edition of The Japan and India Journals, 1960-1964, Joanne Kyger reproduced a honey-do list handed her by then-husband, the poet Gary Snyder, towards the end of the book and … Continue reading

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Set Four

The Fisherman漁夫          by Qu Yuan 屈原              translated by Red Pine                  (Bill Porter) The Fisherman When Qu Yuan was banished,[1]he wandered among rivers and lakes,he sang as he walked past the … Continue reading

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Set Five

David Schneider Because she was such an important and pleasurable poet, not many perhaps think of Joanne Kyger as a serious Buddhist; but she was. She studied and practiced the Dharma with discipline and insight from the time she encountered … Continue reading

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Set Six: Art & Photo Gallery, Links & Notes

The Great Broadside Heist by Steven Lavoie. A report of the Joanne Kyger Memorial, July, 2017 in Bolinas by the cofounder and co editor of Life Of Crime, the original Black Bart Poetry Society newsletter now poetry society columnist for … Continue reading

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