Tag Archives: Keith Kumasen Abbott

Nothing Is Forever

Nothing Is Forever: Philip Whalen’s “Kozan-ji” and Kyoto catalysis by Keith Kumasen Abbott From Whalen’s notebook 16:IV: 68: Walking, looking at blossoming rhododendrons—I thought how much I used to love them, to be turned on by them: I depended upon … Continue reading

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In Conversation With Maureen Owen

In Conversation with Maureen Owen American poet, editor, and publisher Maureen Owen was born in Minnesota in 1943 and grew up on the racetrack circuit in California where her parents were horse trainers.  She was an early participant in St. Mark’s Poetry … Continue reading

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A Precursor to Haiku

A Precursor to Haiku Excerpts from the introduction to Poetry For Sale, Haikai no Renga (Linked Verse) with poets Keith Kumasen Abbott, Sandy Berrigan, Gloria Frym, Steven Lavoie, Joen Moore, Pat Nolan, Maureen Owen, Michael Sowl, and John Veglia (Nualláin House, … Continue reading

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RHYTHM-A-NING

RHYTHM-A-NING Philip Whalen’s Rhythmic Inventions: Thelonious Monk, Calligraphy and Zen Principles by Keith Kumasen Abbott (Originally published in Paul Kahn’s New Magazine #3, 2007) Since You Asked Me This poetry is a picture or graph of a mind moving, which … 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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Jack’s Haiku Letter to Gary

To: The Membership and Interested Parties From: Keith Kumasen Abbott, Charter Member NBBPS Subject: Jack’s Haiku Letter to Gary In December 1957 Jack Kerouac typed this letter to Gary Snyder in Japan, on the back of a letter from Allen … 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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