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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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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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The Poetry Reading

The Poetry Reading  (Carl Wendt, autodidact, professional cynic, flaneur, conman,  outlier outlaw, and last of the hardboiled poets actually attends a memorial poetry reading at which he is one of the scheduled readers.) from Ode To Sunset, A Year in … Continue reading

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Gary Snyder’s Myths & Text

Gary Snyder’s Myths and Texts by Keith Kumasen Abbott “. . .academic fashion judged poets and other artistic innovators as suspect or irrelevant; critics were essential. . . the academically based literary or art critic was more important than creative … Continue reading

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The [Attempted] Assassination of Ted Berrigan

The [Attempted] Assassination of Ted Berrigan (researched & compiled by the Z-D Generation originally published in Life Of Crime in 1985) “Why is it that seven out of ten years San Francisco is a boring poetry scene, and now it’s hotter … Continue reading

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