Tag Archives: Charles Olson

Some Assembly Required

Some Assembly Required Bill Berkson’s “Memoir In Pieces”  When talking about Bill Berkson certain assumptions must be addressed.  That he was a quintessential New Yorker who had escaped to California and created a niche for himself among artists and writers … Continue reading

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Philip Whalen; Beset By Irony

To: The Membership & Interested Parties From: Chinee, Grand Poobah, NBBPS Subject: Philip Whalen, Beset By Irony If Philip Whalen is crowded by beauty as the title of David Schneider’s biography, Crowded By Beauty, The Life And Zen of Poet … Continue reading

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Someone Else’s Paul Blackburn

To: The Membership and Interested Parties From: Chinee, Grand Poobah, NBBPS Subject: The Cities by Paul Blackburn So you walk into a used bookstore on Shattuck and head over to the poetry section and scan the spines for anything that … Continue reading

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W.C.W. and his buddies shifting gears with a sometimes sticking clutch

To: The Membership and Interested Parties From: Charter Member Luci Friesen aka The Gaucho Subject: W.C.W. and his buddies shifting gears with a sometimes sticking clutch  “What were we seeking?  No one knew consistently enough to formulate a ‘movement.’  We … Continue reading

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