Tag Archives: Clark Coolidge

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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Don’t Mess With Bill

Don’t Mess With Bill; An Appreciation Poet and art critic Bill Berkson achieved personal entropy in San Francisco on Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at the young age of 76.  June 16th also happens to be Bloomsday celebrated around the world … Continue reading

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At A Secret Location

To: The Membership & Interested Parties From: Chinee, Grand Poobah, NBBPS Subject: At A Secret Location There once was a poetry treasure trove in a basement in North Beach in San Francisco.  It was accessed by wooden stairs leading down … Continue reading

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Quantum Redux

To: The Membership and Interested Parties From: Pat Nolan, Charter Member, NBBPS Subject: The Quantum Of Kerouac Note:  Pat Nolan’s The Quantum of Kerouac originally appeared in Poetry Flash in June of 2013 The Quantum of Kerouac  “I know that … Continue reading

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Minimalist Poetry

  To: The Membership & Interested Parties From: The Parole Officer, NBBPS Subject: A Conceptual Roundtable Fortuitous accident, chance, a throw of the dice, a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, call it what you will, is a … Continue reading

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Contributor’s Notes

To: The Membership & Interested Parties From: Pat Nolan, Charter Member, NBBPS Subject: The California School of New York Poets Up Late, American Poetry Since 1970, generously compiled by Andrei Codrescu, and published by 4walls8windows in 1987, has been referred … Continue reading

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The Dharma Bums; Kerouac’s Dust Jacket Copy

To: The Membership and Interested Parties From: Keith Kumasen Abbott, Honorary Member, NBBPS Subject: Kerouac’s Dust Jacket Copy In 1958 Jack Kerouac wrote the following text while his third novel, The Dharma Bums, was in production. Intended for the dust jacket copy … Continue reading

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