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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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Past Present Future Part II

To: The Membership and Interested Parties From: Chinee, Grand Poobah NBBPS Subject:  Prehistory, History, and Future of the NBBPS, Part Two THE NEW BLACK BART POETRY SOCIETY Its Prehistory, History, and Future PART  TWO (delivered on October 3rd 2012 by … Continue reading

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Past Present Future, Part I

To: The Membership and Interested Parties From: Chinee, Grand Poobah, NBBPS Subject:  Prehistory, History, and Future of the NBBPS, Part One  THE NEW BLACK BART POETRY SOCIETY Its Prehistory, History, and Future A talk delivered on October 3rd 2012 by Grand … Continue reading

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W.C.W. and his buddies shifting gears with a sometimes sticking clutch

To: The Membership and Interested Parties From: Charter Member Luci Friesen aka The Gaucho Subject: W.C.W. and his buddies shifting gears with a sometimes sticking clutch  “What were we seeking?  No one knew consistently enough to formulate a ‘movement.’  We … Continue reading

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