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Jack Spicer’s Grave May 1, 2014: Those of you who are my friends on Facebook will know this part already, but last month an e-mail arrived from Stephanie Elliott, the indefatigable press liaison for Wesleyan University Press, where [...] by

The Future of Tomorrow? April 30, 2014: From Counterpath Press comes a brace of new books that involve us deeply into the historical roots not only of language, but of outrage and pain.  Often enough I think I’m the wrong target [...] by

Robert Duncan as Visual Artist April 28, 2014: Over dinner last night with Paule Anglim I realized this was the perfect time to ask about Robert Duncan as a visual artist.  As many of you know, Paule Anglim is a San Francisco gallerist who [...] by

Poet Flattened April 22, 2014: I met the San Francisco-based poet Aaron Simon around Halloween 2011, when our hands touched, both of us reaching for an old book, at “Scanners,” the pop-up bookstore art project of the artists [...] by

Poetry and Humor, for Megan Brian April 18, 2014: Only one thing is as dreadful as a poetry reading meant to awe that falls flat, except for one thing, he who tries to write a funny little essay.  Instead I write today on two topics that have [...] by

‘This is Gene Derwood speaking’ April 16, 2014: It’s still going at a reduced scale down on 24th Street at Folsom, but Adobe Books used to be a barn of a store on 16th Street in the Mission District of San Francisco, and to my mind the epicenter [...] by

Fernandez and Carrington April 10, 2014: Gallery Wendi Norris in San Francisco opened a show this week for the local artist Ana Teresa Fernandez, and in a smaller side room here are a variety of works in several media by the late Surrealist [...] by

A Journey with Hermes April 8, 2014: In November last year I left San Francisco for ten days to go to Providence and teach a poets theater workshop at Brown.  A kind friend, hearing I would be in New England, if that’s how you say [...] by

When TISH Happens April 4, 2014: A kind friend who knows how much I enjoy memoirs written by poets sent me this book from Canada.  It’s less a memoir than the autobiography of a magazine, you might say, the product of a certain [...] by

Colleen Lookingbill April 1, 2014: Our little world here in San Francisco was rocked the other day when we learned of the death on Monday of local poet Colleen Lookingbill, whose presence among us was for so long the one steady thing [...] by