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Schools of Poetry, Part II

Schools of Poetry, Part Two  An excerpt from Pat Nolan’s online fiction Ode To Sunset—A Year in the Life of American Genius  The pot stickers and pork buns had arrived and both men fell to with a relish that belied … Continue reading

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Schools of Poetry, Part I

Schools of Poetry, Part One  An excerpt from Pat Nolan’s online fiction Ode To Sunset—A Year in the Life of American Genius  Wendt met Andy Porter for lunch at Bebop Dim Sum Café on Clement.  The place was run by … Continue reading

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Bill & Lou, Part II

Bill & Lou, Part II  The Descent of Winter By Tom Sharp (excerpted from The Objectivists)  Louis Zukofsky took Ezra Pound’s suggestion to edit The Descent of Winter by William Carlos Williams for “Exile 4”. Williams began the sequence “on board the S. … Continue reading

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Bill & Lou, Part I

Zukofsky and Williams  By Tom Sharp (excerpted from The Objectivists) The extent of the friendship and mutual influence of Louis Zukofsky and William Carlos Williams is not sufficiently known. Williams’ autobiography records that the two were “good friends” but not … Continue reading

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How To Write A Preface

How To Write A Preface To A Posthumous Poetry Collection (Not!) from Ode To Sunset, A Year in the Life of American Genius a fiction by Pat Nolan “My only fear about what critics say about me is that they … Continue reading

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Some Assembly Required

Some Assembly Required Bill Berkson’s “Memoir In Pieces”  When talking about Bill Berkson certain assumptions must be addressed.  That he was a quintessential New Yorker who had escaped to California and created a niche for himself among artists and writers … Continue reading

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Poetry Is A Crowded Room

Poetry Is A Crowded Room Attending the Cirque De Penumbroi, a poetry happening in the partially demolished Reed Hotel south of Market, Carl Wendt, last of the hardboiled vigilante poets, is guided to the performer’s facilities on the second floor … Continue reading

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