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Deterritorializations: Nominal Problems April 12, 2013: [caption id="attachment_64951" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Ungraffiti in the Los Angeles River channel from the Broadway Street Bridge[/caption] Sometimes I think of everything animate (and, frankly, most things inanimate) as systems of motion. If we are healthy, there are close to a thousand species of bacteria and fungi on our skin, [...] by

Some of the World’s Diamonds April 12, 2013: It was the perfect form of bibliomancy. There was a volume of encyclopedias strewn from La Mystique Braiding up to my apartment door on Fillmore. I grabbed the first one in reach and out fell a page that read “Some of the World’s Diamonds.” On it were radiant cuts, oval and pear, surrounded by round brilliants. On the back laid a slender [...] by

Bringing John Wieners Back: Revisiting 707 Scott Street April 2, 2013: In 2001 I printed a small book, Negative Capability in the Verse of John Wieners, an outtake from my thesis for the Poetics Program at New College of California. I wanted it to look like a mini-manifesto, a small pamphlet reminiscent of Walter Jackson Bates’s Negative Capability: The Intuitive Approach in Keats-- something that could pass as [...] by

Two-Way Mirror: David Meltzer’s Notebook of Poetics January 22, 2013: Next year, City Lights Press will publish an expanded reissue of Tw0-Way Mirror, David Meltzer's notebook of poetics. Garret Caples, Meltzer's editor at City Lights, has posted a thoughtful profile of both Meltzer and the forthcoming reissue on the City Lights Blog. Two-Way Mirror first appeared in 1977 on Oyez Press, Robert Hawley's Bay [...] by

Gary Snyder, Joanne Kyger, David Meltzer, Huey Lewis & Friends Celebrate Lew Welch July 17, 2012: The City Lights blog has done a writeup of the recent Celebration of Lew Welch's Ring the Bone, which took place last week and had Gary Snyder gathering friends: "He brought Joanne Kyger, David Meltzer, Peter Coyote, Jerry Martien, Steve Sanfield, Tom Killion, and Huey Lewis (!) to the San Francisco Public Library for what was a very inspired [...] by

David Meltzer at Berkeleyside June 8, 2012: Berkeleyside gives us the low-down on David Meltzer, legendary Beat poet and a long-time fixture in the Bay Area poetry scene. He's nominated for a Northern California Book Award for his latest When I was a Poet, along with other East Bay heavy hitters Barry Eichengreen, Sandra M. Gilbert, Adam Hochschild, Andrea Lingenfelter, Mary Mackey, [...] by