Tag Archives: Poetry Talks

The Poet As Private Eye

The indefatigable Carl Wendt, not quite Charles Baudelaire, not quite Charles Bukowski, poet of all ages, private eye to the gods, is following up on the death of performance artist Valerie Richards, an old girlfriend and one of the true … Continue reading

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Needles Auto

Needles Auto (or The Revenge of Lorine Neidecker) Alice Notley & the Novel Poem by Pat Nolan “The imagination is continually at work filling up all the fissures through which grace has passed.” —Simone Weil 1 It may come as … Continue reading

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Poetry As Crime; Parole at Ten

Poetry As Crime; Parole at Ten by Pat Nolan In September of 2012, Parole, the blog of the newly reconstituted Black Bart Poetry Society whose motto is “For those who think poetry is still a crime,” started as irregular memos … Continue reading

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New To The Society’s Shelves, 2022

The latest batch of arrivals to the The New Black Bart Poetry Society‘s shelves come from a variety of sources as gifts, contributor’s copies, review copies, exchange copies, remaindered stock, library sales, used book store finds, and actual retail purchases. … Continue reading

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David Bromige: Always Better Than You Thought

David Bromige: Always Better Than You Thought by Pat Nolan If Wants To Be The Same As Is: Essential Poems of David Bromige; edited by Bob Perelman, Ron Silliman, and Jack Krick, with an introduction by George Bowering. 624 pages, … Continue reading

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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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