Tag Archives: California Poetry

Bromige Immortalized!

The Immortalization Of David Bromige by Steven Lavoie “The Prelude” A year or so ago my editor, knowing well my admiration and friendship with my college poetry-writing professor, sent me up to the old stomping grounds to cover a gang-bang … Continue reading

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The Poetry Reading

The Poetry Reading  (Carl Wendt, autodidact, professional cynic, flaneur, conman,  outlier outlaw, and last of the hardboiled poets actually attends a memorial poetry reading at which he is one of the scheduled readers.) from Ode To Sunset, A Year in … Continue reading

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Lost And Found In Translation

Lost And Found In Translation By Pat Nolan “To produce a translation that may be accurate according to the dictionary, but bland and distant from the spirit of the poem because one has either ignored or misunderstood the author’s poetics … Continue reading

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Gary Snyder’s Myths & Text

Gary Snyder’s Myths and Texts by Keith Kumasen Abbott “. . .academic fashion judged poets and other artistic innovators as suspect or irrelevant; critics were essential. . . the academically based literary or art critic was more important than creative … Continue reading

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Bathroom Art Galleries

Bathroom Art Galleries Reflections on Broadsides, Poem Cards and Literary Artifacts of The 70’s and 80’s by Pat Nolan The bathrooms in these transient student garrets served as galleries of an equally transient art thumbtacked to the water stained walls … Continue reading

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Snyder’s Cold Mountain

GARY SNYDER:  HAN SHAN “COLD MOUNTAIN” TRANSLATIONS by Keith Kumasen Abbott “[Cold Mountain’s] appearance resembles that of an emaciated beggar, but every word he uttered was pithy, meaningful and inspiring. He wore a cap made of birch bark, a simple … Continue reading

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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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