Tag Archives: Schools of Poetry

Snyder’s Cold Mountain

GARY SNYDER:  HAN SHAN “COLD MOUNTAIN” TRANSLATIONS by Keith Kumasen Abbott “[Cold Mountain’s] appearance resembles that of an emaciated beggar, but every word he uttered was pithy, meaningful and inspiring. He wore a cap made of birch bark, a simple … Continue reading

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Report: Scenes From Life

Group reading of Philip Whalen’s Scenes From Life At The Capital Monday, October 23, 2017 Moe’s Books, Berkeley, CA They said they would, and they did.  Two years ago Alastair Johnston of Poltroon Press had thought to combine the occasion … 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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Showing Vs. Telling, Part III

Showing vs. Telling: Toward a Rhetoric of the Page Part 3 of 3 by Tim Hunt “The page might be said to function reflexively: the poet interacts with the page in fashioning an aesthetic object; the reader in turn re-enacts … Continue reading

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Showing vs. Telling, Part II

Showing vs. Telling: Toward a Rhetoric of the Page ~Part 2 of 3~ by Tim Hunt “This is not to suggest that listening is inferior to visual processing.  It is, rather, to note that speaking/hearing and writing/reading are different modes … Continue reading

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Showing vs. Telling, Part I

Showing vs. Telling: Toward a Rhetoric of the Page Part 1 of 3 by Tim Hunt  “The medium of writing must be, it seems, either an attempt to subvert, an attempt to ignore and hide, or an attempt to engage … Continue reading

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The NO HAT Lecture

THE NO HAT LECTURE: Kerouac’s Haiku by Keith Kumasen Abbott Jack Kerouac’s Book of Haikus (Penguin, 2003) functions as a literary collection but also as a collection of various contemplative perceptions, intuitions of Buddhamind. Kerouac joked that he possessed “a … Continue reading

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