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Report: Scenes From Life

Group reading of Philip Whalen’s Scenes From Life At The Capital Monday, October 23, 2017 Moe’s Books, Berkeley, CA They said they would, and they did.  Two years ago Alastair Johnston of Poltroon Press had thought to combine the occasion … Continue reading

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Poetry In Exile

Poetry in Exile Introduction to Exile In Paradise by Pat Nolan (Nualláin House, Publisher, 2017) Some fifty years ago a friend loaned or gifted me Kenneth Rexroth’s One Hundred Poems from the Chinese, and as is commonly acknowledged a loaned book … Continue reading

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The Great Broadside Swipe

The Great Broadside Swipe and Other Proceedings of the 2nd Black Bart Poetry Society Convention Celebrating the Life and Work of Joanne Kyger (1934—2017) Commonweal Retreat Center Bolinas Calif. July 22, 2017. by Steven Lavoie Decades passed, yet she persisted. … Continue reading

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The NO HAT Lecture

THE NO HAT LECTURE: Kerouac’s Haiku by Keith Kumasen Abbott Jack Kerouac’s Book of Haikus (Penguin, 2003) functions as a literary collection but also as a collection of various contemplative perceptions, intuitions of Buddhamind. Kerouac joked that he possessed “a … Continue reading

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RHYTHM-A-NING

RHYTHM-A-NING Philip Whalen’s Rhythmic Inventions: Thelonious Monk, Calligraphy and Zen Principles by Keith Kumasen Abbott (Originally published in Paul Kahn’s New Magazine #3, 2007) Since You Asked Me This poetry is a picture or graph of a mind moving, which … Continue reading

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A Diamond Wired For Sound

To: The Membership and Interested Parties         From: Keith Kumasen Abbott, Honorary Member of The New Black Bart Poetry Society Subject: Philip Whalen’s Sourdough Mountain Lookout Anything can function in a Philip Whalen poem; anything can happen; anyone may enter the … Continue reading

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Never Apologize, Never Explain; The Poetry of Philip Whalen

To: The Membership and Interested Parties From: Pat Nolan, Charter Member of The New Black Bart Poetry Society Subject: The Poetry of Philip Whalen The New Black Bart Poetry Society is pleased to feature excerpts from an extended essay by Pat … Continue reading

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