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The Education of Pat Nolan

The Education Of Pat Nolan An Anniversary Memorial for Keith Kumasen Abbott, 1944-2019 By Pat Nolan Paintings by Ivan Suvanjieff In pursuit of the writer’s life with absolutely no clue of what I was doing, I left the Midwest (c.1965) … Continue reading

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Blue Suede Shoes Redux: The Specimen Issue

Legend has it that that Keith Abbott joined the mimeograph underground by liberating a ream of paper from the WWSC English Department supply closet, acquiring a quire of stencils (one may say that now), and finding someone with a mimeograph … Continue reading

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This Is How Legends Begin

I strove with none, for none was worth my strife. Nature I loved, and, next to nature, Art; I warm’d both hands before the fire of Life; It sinks, and I am ready to depart. —Walter Savage Landor Recollections, appreciations, … Continue reading

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Bathroom Art Galleries

Bathroom Art Galleries Reflections on Broadsides, Poem Cards and Literary Artifacts of The 70’s and 80’s by Pat Nolan The bathrooms in these transient student garrets served as galleries of an equally transient art thumbtacked to the water stained walls … Continue reading

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The Great Broadside Swipe

The Great Broadside Swipe and Other Proceedings of the 2nd Black Bart Poetry Society Convention Celebrating the Life and Work of Joanne Kyger (1934—2017) Commonweal Retreat Center Bolinas Calif. July 22, 2017. by Steven Lavoie Decades passed, yet she persisted. … Continue reading

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Edgy Dreams

Dreaming On The Edge; Poets & Book Artists in California Alastair M. Johnston, Oak Knoll Press, 2016 Some finely crafted small books, despite the richness of their contents and the originality of their design, often pass unnoticed at the time … 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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