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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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