Category Archives: Poetry

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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Joanne Kyger: The Interview

Andrew Schilling Interview: Joanne Kyger The following interview took place in August and September, 2011, by email. Joanne Kyger was in Bolinas, California, and Andrew Schelling in Boulder, Colorado. The reference to Peter Berg (1937-2011) in the interview was occasioned … Continue reading

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The Poet Learns To Surf

The Poet Learns To Surf In which Carl Wendt, poet, flaneur, and walking anachronism, dips his gnarled toes into the waters of the cyberverse to find it not as cold as he’d anticipated. Although still in the shallow end with … Continue reading

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Meditations In An Emergency~Part Two~

MEDITATIONS IN AN EMERGENCY ~Part Two~ By David Perry The Cosmopolitan, the Quotidian, and the Anthropocene Turn in Sun Dong’s 2020 Pandemic Poetry “春天在人类纪 欲呼无气,欲加口罩” — 孙冬《注视》 “Spring in the Anthropocene You who’d scream to breathe, add a mask” — Sun Dong, … Continue reading

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