Tag Archives: Jack Kerouac

The Education of Pat Nolan

The Education Of Pat Nolan An Anniversary Memorial for Keith Kumasen Abbott, 1944-2019 By Pat Nolan Paintings by Ivan Suvanjieff In pursuit of the writer’s life with absolutely no clue of what I was doing, I left the Midwest (c.1965) … Continue reading

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Whalen & Wieners: Eavesdropping on the Greats

[Eavesdropping on the greats is bound to garner an earful.  A brief unauthorized peek at  correspondence between Philip Whalen and John Wieners from the late ‘50s, early ‘60s. Many thanks and appreciations to Messer’s Berkson and Abbott (now jogging funny … 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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This Is How Legends Begin

I strove with none, for none was worth my strife. Nature I loved, and, next to nature, Art; I warm’d both hands before the fire of Life; It sinks, and I am ready to depart. —Walter Savage Landor Recollections, appreciations, … Continue reading

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Into The Heart Of Wetness

Sonoma County, California, the west of the county specifically, received three visitors in the last days of February and early into March of 2019.  One was unwelcome and made a big impact, and the other two, although welcome and appreciated, … Continue reading

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New To The Society’s Shelves

New To The Society’s Shelves Over the past year The New Black Bart Poetry Society has acquired either as review/gift/comp copies, subscription, and or diligent used bookstore browsing a fair but not overwhelming number of books to add to the … 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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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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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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