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Exciting and Simple: Lew Welch, William Carlos Williams, and Gertrude Stein August 6, 2012: City Lights Books has just reissued Lew Welch's Collected Poems, Ring of Bone, with a cover photo of Lew taken in 1965 by his old friend the photographer "Steamboat" Jim Hatch. City Lights has been distributing Grey Fox Press books, published by Don Allen, since Don Allen's death in 2004 (Grey Fox was the original publisher of Ring of [...] by

A Correspondence with Alice Toklas June 27, 2012: Bruce Kellner traded congenial letters with Alice Toklas, Gertrude Stein’s partner, until shortly before her death in 1967. In an essay published in the Turtle Point Press Magazine, Kellner remembers their correspondence, which began while he served in the Korean War and led to their meeting in 1962. Here, Kellner describes meeting the [...] by

A Gertrude Stein Internet Party June 26, 2012: Seems like Gertrude Stein is all over the interwebs these days, what with the new edition of her Stanzas in Meditation, and concern over her activities during WWII, and with the concern over the concern over those activities. Now, here's a list of everything you will ever need to read about Stein published in 2012, via the Beinecke Library. [...] by

The Hidden Secrets of Stein’s Stanzas June 21, 2012: Christopher Schmidt at the Boston Review takes on the new, fixed-up edition of Gertrude Stein’s Stanzas from Yale University Press. This notoriously difficult poem, Schmidt says, is ripe for closer scrutiny as it played such a large role in Stein and Alice B. Toklas’s relationship: As Alice B. Toklas sleeps, Stein silently works her [...] by

Renate Stendahl places recent Gertrude Stein controversy in context June 7, 2012: Over at Tikkun, the debate around Gertrude Stein's wartime activities is articulated at length, including Barbara Will's claim that Stein essentially wanted the Nobel Peace Prize for Hitler. "Why the Witch Hunt?" asks Stein scholar and translator Renate Stendhal. For it's not just in the literary world or on Bernstein's blog at Jacket2 where [...] by

The Met Adds to Stein Wartime Discourse… May 23, 2012: First, wow: "After Gertrude [Stein]'s friend Mabel Weeks heard [Four Saints in Three Acts] performed by Virgil Thomson...she opined, 'It would finish opera just as Picasso had finished oil painting.'" More from the website of The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A few months [before the premiere in February 1934], the director of the museum, [...] by

Charles Bernstein Helps to Set the Gertrude Stein Wartime Record Straight May 9, 2012: We recently pointed to a piece by scholar Barbara Will on Gertrude Stein's potentially iffy wartime politics; and The New Yorker posited the other day, oddly, that "The Anti-Defamation League is right to say that Stein’s 'troubling ideology was inextricably linked to her art collection.'" Now, at Jacket2, Charles Bernstein hopes to set [...] by

Fascinating Piece on Gertrude Stein’s Pro-Vichy Politics, ‘Innocence’ of Intellectuals May 4, 2012: The Magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities has a great piece up on the strangely pro-Vichy, quasi-Fascist politics of Gertrude Stein, written by Barbara Will, Stein scholar and professor of English at Dartmouth. Apparently, "Stein’s Vichy past has long been known to scholars of her work, if not to the public at large. In 1970, [...] by

Baroqueness: Gertrude Stein, C.K. Williams, John Donne, Peter Paul Rubens, John Milton, Frank O’Hara April 20, 2012: "Where's SARDINES?" All that's left is just letters, "It was too much," Mike says. --Frank O’Hara, from “Why I am Not a Painter.” O’Hara and Goldberg talk about composition. What to put where in the picture and how much. Poems have compositions too, distinct or semi-distinct from their subjects. What to put in the beginning so as [...] by

Delighted Obstinacy: Steve Evans on Gertrude Stein June 13, 2011: Always grateful for a Steve Evans essay. In an extended post as part of The Steins Collect show at SFMOMA, the critic and professor writes today for Open Space about Gertrude Stein--expressing the poet's feeling that the nature of existence is not repetition, but insistence; and deftly introducing the reader to her writing studio as salon in [...] by