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Notes for National Corpse Month, Part Three April 14, 2015: Three springs ago, I taught a class on documentary poetics. It met in the library of a literary/arts organization near downtown Tucson, Arizona. At the first meeting I showed Stan Brakhage’s The [...] by

T H E D I S T A N C E S and / or C I T I E S (4) April 13, 2015: In my own reading and writing cosmology Alice Notley looms large. I playfully think of her and Joanne Kyger as two big witches of poetryworld, alternating the realms of light & dark between each [...] by

T H E D I S T A N C E S and / or C I T I E S (3) April 8, 2015: Innumerable poets have used the concept of working or communicating with the dead as a stand-in for the business of poetry. To speak of “the dead” these days is often to speak in terms of [...] by

Notes for National Corpse Month, Part One April 2, 2015: I’ve been in love with a corpse. —Etel Adnan, The Arab Apocalypse When I grow up I want to be an old woman. That’s the first thing I thought. I was told: to be an angel, you must be without [...] by

Now on Video: Eileen Myles’s Keynote Address From Symposium on the Work of Alice Notley October 29, 2014: The three-day, much-anticipated Alette in Oakland: A Symposium on the Work of Alice Notley, organized by the good folks at The Bay Area Public School, concluded this past weekend. We were there in [...] by

Bay Area Public School Announces Three-Day Symposium on Alice Notley August 27, 2014: The rumors are true: Alice Notley is coming to Oakland (with your help!). She’ll be invoked in Oakland, while present. And then celebrated. And considered. All in October. Announceth The Bay [...] by

Keep It In Line August 21, 2014: A few weeks back on YouTube, I came across a video Guided By Voices made for one of their recent singles. In it, a magician sits in front of a dressing room mirror before a performance, practicing [...] by

‘The Poet is Inessential': Alice Notley Reads from Negativity’s Kiss on KCRW’s ‘Bookworm’ July 14, 2014: Here it is! Alice Notley’s debut on KCRW’s boulevard of bookish-ness, “Bookworm:” a program hosted by the ever-inquisitive Michael Silverblatt. In this installment of [...] by

10 Cherished Books June 9, 2014: 1. I feel fortunate to have met Ted Berrigan, just once, during my first trip to New York in October 1982. I really wanted to meet Alice Notley, his wife, whose poetry I knew and admired more than [...] by

Stars, Poetry—Part III: Libra, Scorpio, and Sagittarius May 27, 2014: This is my third meditation on a personal wheel of poetic influence, grouped by modalities. (See here for my first one; here is my second). What Are the Modalities of the Zodiac? A Review below: [...] by