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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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Don’t Mess With Bill

Don’t Mess With Bill; An Appreciation Poet and art critic Bill Berkson achieved personal entropy in San Francisco on Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at the young age of 76.  June 16th also happens to be Bloomsday celebrated around the world … 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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Epilegomena To The Prolegomena

To: The Membership & Interested Parties From: Pat Nolan. Charter Member, NBBPS Subject: Epilegomena to the Prolegomena In October of 2015 I took part in a group reading for the new edition of Philip Whalen’s Prolegomena to a Study of … Continue reading

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Someone Else’s Paul Blackburn

To: The Membership and Interested Parties From: Chinee, Grand Poobah, NBBPS Subject: The Cities by Paul Blackburn So you walk into a used bookstore on Shattuck and head over to the poetry section and scan the spines for anything that … Continue reading

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