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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

Kathy Acker Biography to Be Published in 2017 + Happy Birthday Allen Ginsberg June 3, 2014: This just in: The rights to Kathy Acker’s biography–KATHY ACKER: Her Revolutionary Life and Work, by Jason McBride–have been sold; and the publication in 2017, on the 20th [...] by

Kerouac’s Diaries on the Road Again May 28, 2014: The New Yorker has made selections of Jack Kerouac’s diaries available to the public, proving that there is no better way to start your Wednesday than on the road again! (From The New Yorker) [...] by

Stars, Poetry—Part I: Aries, Taurus, Gemini May 12, 2014: I approach the language of the stars as symbolic patterns, and use astrology and other symbolic systems as forms of advanced pattern recognition. Here is the first of four meditations where I work my [...] by

Enearthing Sounds May 3, 2014:   I want to end this April excursion in the blogosphere with a few brief notes. The purpose has been to sketch out areas for further inquiry while honoring works that over the years have helped [...] by

Singular Voices April 22, 2014: art is (Speaking Portraits), Vol. II When for art is/poetry is/music is I first began asking poets, artists and musicians to say on camera what it— poetry, et al.—is, some people said, “How [...] by

The Winter of Our Disco Tent April 18, 2014: “…the terrible and noteworthy irony…”—H.H. Bancroft. New York City during the war years was, unless you were eating sushi with the Simics, a dark and horrible place. It was as if [...] by

Blake, Contemporaneously April 17, 2014: For the eye altering alters all William Blake, “The Mental Traveler” Who reads Blake? The easy answer is almost everyone who reads poetry—that is, has read some Blake—and can quote something. [...] by

Self-evidence with Difficulty April 9, 2014: For many years I’ve been interested in difficulty; I suppose in the present context it could be called the poetics of difficulty. I remember at age 14 carrying around the hardback Collected Poems [...] by

Ferlinghetti’s 1950-2013 Travel Journals to be Published September 2015 March 18, 2014: You heard that right! We’ll See You…. in a long long line that is already forming in front of several thousand bookstores. We can’t wait! Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the poet who was [...] by