Tag Archives: Surrealists

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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Rothenberg Poetry University

Rothenberg Poetry University Heuristic Maps For The Mastery of Poetry Jerome Rothenberg is a genius.  With the aid of his able collaborators, he has mapped out a heuristic path for the study of poetry and toward a unifying theory of … Continue reading

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Don’t Mess With Bill

Don’t Mess With Bill; An Appreciation Poet and art critic Bill Berkson achieved personal entropy in San Francisco on Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at the young age of 76.  June 16th also happens to be Bloomsday celebrated around the world … 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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Notley Noir

To: The Membership and Interested Parties From: Chinee, Grand Poobah, NBBPS Subject: Alice Notley’s Negativity’s Kiss, a noir epic Noir implies an edge of desperation found in Thompson’s Killer or Cain’s Postman. As a subgenre of crime fiction, noir is … Continue reading

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The Poetics of Defiance

To: The Membership and Interested Parties From: Chinee, Grand Poobah, NBBPS Subject: The Poetics of Defiance When Andrei Codrescu landed in America (c. Detroit, 1966) he donned a black leather motorcycle jacket not the elbow patched tweed or navy blue … Continue reading

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Wheelbarrow, Chickens, Weather

To: The Membership and Interested Parties From: Chinee, Grand Poobah RE: Wheelbarrow, Chickens, Weather                    A Kodak Moment Let it be said, no truer words in the annals of poetry, that so much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed with … Continue reading

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