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Commonplace Discoveries: Lew Welch

Commonplace Discoveries: Lew Welch  A Talk by Philip Whalen I don’t know what was happening at the time Lew wrote this poem, Springtime in the Rockies, Lichen; I presume it must have been around the time that he was down … 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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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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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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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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Way Way West

To: The Membership and Interested Parties From: Steven Lavoie, Charter Member of the NBBPS Subject: The Actualist Dispersal to the San Francisco Bay Area WAY WAY WEST The Actualist Dispersal to the San Francisco Bay Area by Steven Lavoie The … Continue reading

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Steve Carey, Smith Going Backward

To: The Membership and Interested Parties From: Pat Nolan, Charter Member of the NBBPS Subject: Steve Carey, Smith Going Backward SMITH GOING BACKWARD*  Steve Carey’s Smith Going Backward is still, for me, one of the most vital books of contemporary … Continue reading

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Past Present Future Part II

To: The Membership and Interested Parties From: Chinee, Grand Poobah NBBPS Subject:  Prehistory, History, and Future of the NBBPS, Part Two THE NEW BLACK BART POETRY SOCIETY Its Prehistory, History, and Future PART  TWO (delivered on October 3rd 2012 by … Continue reading

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Past Present Future, Part I

To: The Membership and Interested Parties From: Chinee, Grand Poobah, NBBPS Subject:  Prehistory, History, and Future of the NBBPS, Part One  THE NEW BLACK BART POETRY SOCIETY Its Prehistory, History, and Future A talk delivered on October 3rd 2012 by Grand … Continue reading

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