Tag Archives: Kenneth Rexroth

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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Poetry In Exile

Poetry in Exile Introduction to Exile In Paradise by Pat Nolan (Nualláin House, Publisher, 2017) Some fifty years ago a friend loaned or gifted me Kenneth Rexroth’s One Hundred Poems from the Chinese, and as is commonly acknowledged a loaned book … Continue reading

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Edgy Dreams

Dreaming On The Edge; Poets & Book Artists in California Alastair M. Johnston, Oak Knoll Press, 2016 Some finely crafted small books, despite the richness of their contents and the originality of their design, often pass unnoticed at the time … 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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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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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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Delete Punctuation

To: The Membership and Interested Parties From: Chinee, Grand Poobah, NBBPS Subject: The Birth Of Modern Poetry One hundred years ago poetry got modern, and all because of the laziness of one poet. That happened when Guillaume Apollinaire picked up … Continue reading

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Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems 50th Anniversary All-Star Reading

To: The Membership and Interested Parties From: Steven Lavoie. Society Columnist for the NBBPS Subject: Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems 50th Anniversary All-Star Reading  Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems 50th Anniversary All-Star Reading Friday, February 6, 2015 at the McCroskey Mattress Company, San … Continue reading

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A Diamond Wired For Sound

To: The Membership and Interested Parties         From: Keith Kumasen Abbott, Honorary Member of The New Black Bart Poetry Society Subject: Philip Whalen’s Sourdough Mountain Lookout Anything can function in a Philip Whalen poem; anything can happen; anyone may enter the … Continue reading

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Never Apologize, Never Explain; The Poetry of Philip Whalen

To: The Membership and Interested Parties From: Pat Nolan, Charter Member of The New Black Bart Poetry Society Subject: The Poetry of Philip Whalen The New Black Bart Poetry Society is pleased to feature excerpts from an extended essay by Pat … Continue reading

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