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Bromige Was Here

Bromige Was Here Remembering David Bromige (1933-2009) by Pat Nolan David Bromige was here.  Although, truth be told, he wasn’t from here.  Like many coastal Northern Californians, he was from elsewhere: England, then Canada, and finally, rustication north of the … Continue reading

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Into The Heart Of Wetness

Sonoma County, California, the west of the county specifically, received three visitors in the last days of February and early into March of 2019.  One was unwelcome and made a big impact, and the other two, although welcome and appreciated, … 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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Poetry In Exile

Poetry in Exile Introduction to Exile In Paradise by Pat Nolan (Nualláin House, Publisher, 2017) Some fifty years ago a friend loaned or gifted me Kenneth Rexroth’s One Hundred Poems from the Chinese, and as is commonly acknowledged a loaned book … 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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Steve Carey, Smith Going Backward

To: The Membership and Interested Parties From: Pat Nolan, Charter Member of the NBBPS Subject: Steve Carey, Smith Going Backward SMITH GOING BACKWARD*  Steve Carey’s Smith Going Backward is still, for me, one of the most vital books of contemporary … Continue reading

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Scooping Black Bart

To: The Membership and Interested Parties From: Irish, NBBPS historian Subject: The Arrest of Black Bart, the PO8  SCOOPING BLACK BART “I was then working on the San Francisco Examiner, the cubbiest of cub reporters,” wrote Josiah Ward.  He was … Continue reading

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