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Sour Grapes

SOUR GRAPES By Pat Nolan “What a fool to be tricked into seriousness.”—William Carlos Williamsfrom Kora In Hell This year marks a century since the publication of Sour Grapes by Williams Carols Williams. The previous year, 1920, in the aftermath … Continue reading

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What’s The Hold Up?

New To The Society’s Shelves, 2021 It’s that time again: books received by The New Black Bart Poetry Society have been piling up ever since the Society’s librarian took a lunch break more than 12 months ago and hasn’t returned. … Continue reading

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How To Rehearse A Strophe

How To Rehearse A Strophe Carl Wendt, not quite Charles Baudelaire, not quite Charles Bukowski, but one of the last of  the hard boiled, streetwise, post-Beat Neo-Romantics (in other words, a dinosaur) not sucking the institutional teat, author of Synthetic … Continue reading

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The Poet Learns To Surf

The Poet Learns To Surf In which Carl Wendt, poet, flaneur, and walking anachronism, dips his gnarled toes into the waters of the cyberverse to find it not as cold as he’d anticipated. Although still in the shallow end with … Continue reading

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Meditations In An Emergency~Part Two~

MEDITATIONS IN AN EMERGENCY ~Part Two~ By David Perry The Cosmopolitan, the Quotidian, and the Anthropocene Turn in Sun Dong’s 2020 Pandemic Poetry “春天在人类纪 欲呼无气,欲加口罩” — 孙冬《注视》 “Spring in the Anthropocene You who’d scream to breathe, add a mask” — Sun Dong, … Continue reading

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Meditations In An Emergency ~Part One~

MEDITATIONS IN AN EMERGENCY~Part One~ By David Perry The Cosmopolitan, the Quotidian, and the Anthropocene Turnin Sun Dong’s 2020 Pandemic Poetry “春天在人类纪 欲呼无气,欲加口罩” — 孙冬《注视》“Spring in the Anthropocene You who’d scream to breathe, add a mask”— Sun Dong, “Fixed Gaze” 空山不見人,   但聞人語響。— 王維《鹿柴》Empty mountains: … Continue reading

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“A Continuous Fabric (Nerve Movie?)” Part Two

“A Continuous Fabric (Nerve Movie?)”: Early Scalapino, Late Whalen Part Two by Bruce Holsapple It’s salient, then, that although we’re intended to combine recurrent thoughts—for example, comments on being employed, the weather, having money, worries about ethical action and the … Continue reading

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“A Continuous Fabric (Nerve Movie?)”

  “A Continuous Fabric (Nerve Movie?)”: Early Scalapino, Late Whalen Part One by Bruce Holsapple                                                   … Continue reading

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Beyond Haiku

Beyond Haiku “If Western poetic originated in the Greek encounter with drama, giving us a crucial interest in mimesis or representation, Japanese poetic derives from encounters with lyric poetry. . .assumed from lyricism that literature is distinguished from other human … Continue reading

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This Heaven Where We Live As Music

Rounding out Philip Whalen Month is a previously published succinct and insightful review of The Collected Poems of Philip Whalen by Keith Kumasen Abbott who has authored numerous essay and lectures on the American poet and Zen monk appearing in … Continue reading

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