Tag Archives: Ezra Pound

Hello, I Must Be Going [Part II]

Hello, I Must Be Going [Part II]  Excerpts from Thanks For Asking: The Whalen Journal by Steve Silberman        In May of 1993, Michael Wenger at the San Francisco Zen Center contacted  Steve and asked him if he … Continue reading

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Hello, I Must Be Going [Part I]

Hello, I Must Be Going [Part I] Excerpts from Thanks For Asking: The Whalen Journal             by Steve Silberman      . In May of 1993, Michael Wenger at the San Francisco Zen Center contacted  … Continue reading

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Never Apologize, Never Explain, Part II

Never Apologize Never Explain, Part II Further Notes on Understanding the Poetry of Philip Whalen By Pat Nolan  “Philip was always writing, always reading, and whenever possible playing music.”                         —Gary Snyder, Preface to The Collected         … Continue reading

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Provincialism and the Gentrification of Anglo-American Poetry, Part III

  “Socialization of culture devalues it as a form of social values which are then held to a standard and used as an admission price for exclusionary purposes.”                         … Continue reading

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René Taupin’s André Salmon

André Salmon was important to the “Objectivists” because he, “like his friend Guillaume Apollinaire,” was among “the generation which devolved from Symbolism.” The methods which they “devolved” were similar to that of the “Objectivists.” Symbolism discarded, André Salmon now wrote … Continue reading

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Bill & Lou, Part II

Bill & Lou, Part II  The Descent of Winter By Tom Sharp (excerpted from The Objectivists)  Louis Zukofsky took Ezra Pound’s suggestion to edit The Descent of Winter by William Carlos Williams for “Exile 4”. Williams began the sequence “on board the S. … Continue reading

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Bill & Lou, Part I

Zukofsky and Williams  By Tom Sharp (excerpted from The Objectivists) The extent of the friendship and mutual influence of Louis Zukofsky and William Carlos Williams is not sufficiently known. Williams’ autobiography records that the two were “good friends” but not … Continue reading

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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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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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Rothenberg Poetry University

Rothenberg Poetry University Heuristic Maps For The Mastery of Poetry Jerome Rothenberg is a genius.  With the aid of his able collaborators, he has mapped out a heuristic path for the study of poetry and toward a unifying theory of … Continue reading

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