Category Archives: Poetry Society

Black Bart Quarterly Review Of Books

—Notice To The Membership & Interested Parties—The Society would direct your attention to the menu bar above. The ANNOTATED Contents has been updated to include all the posts of 2022. As well, the Conditions of Parole have been revised to … Continue reading

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—Special Collection Gallery—

Clifford Burke, The Academy of Accidental Art, and Desert Rose Press Clifford Burke, poet, master printer, baritone sax man, wrote the book on printing poetry, Printing Poetry, A Workbook of Typographic Reification (Scarab Press, 1980) He was an influential force … Continue reading

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—New To The Society’s Shelves—

—New To The Society’s Shelves— Mark Young, Your Order Is Now Equipped For Shipping, Sandy Press, 2022Editor and publisher of the online omnibus art and poetry vortex, Otoliths, Mark Young has his finger on the pulse contemporary poetry internationally. His … Continue reading

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Reading & Writing

Reading & Writing Gloria Frym, How Proust Ruined My Life & Other Essays (Blaze Vox, 2020) Published at the beginning of the pandemic and ensuing lockdowns, How Proust Ruined My Life missed out on the promotional opportunities that would have … Continue reading

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Outlaws & Outliers

Outlaws & Outliers Ted Berrigan, Get The Money, The Collected Prose, Nick Sturm, Anselm Berrigan, Edmund Berrigan, Alice Notley, eds. City Lights, 2022 Ted is back. Ted is what has been missing from poetry. And it’s exactly what is needed … Continue reading

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Monsters of Vanity

Monsters of Vanity by Pat Nolan Art is selfish, obsessive, self-centered, monstrous egotism. It exalts as well as devours the artist. For those in the artist’s orbit, family, close friends, the unpredictable mania of creation takes its toll as an … Continue reading

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The Poet As Private Eye

The indefatigable Carl Wendt, not quite Charles Baudelaire, not quite Charles Bukowski, poet of all ages, private eye to the gods, is following up on the death of performance artist Valerie Richards, an old girlfriend and one of the true … Continue reading

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Needles Auto

Needles Auto (or The Revenge of Lorine Neidecker) Alice Notley & the Novel Poem by Pat Nolan “The imagination is continually at work filling up all the fissures through which grace has passed.” —Simone Weil 1 It may come as … Continue reading

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Poetry As Crime; Parole at Ten

Poetry As Crime; Parole at Ten by Pat Nolan In September of 2012, Parole, the blog of the newly reconstituted Black Bart Poetry Society whose motto is “For those who think poetry is still a crime,” started as irregular memos … Continue reading

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New To The Society’s Shelves, 2022

The latest batch of arrivals to the The New Black Bart Poetry Society‘s shelves come from a variety of sources as gifts, contributor’s copies, review copies, exchange copies, remaindered stock, library sales, used book store finds, and actual retail purchases. … Continue reading

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