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Happy Birthday John Wieners! January 6, 2014: Over at The Allen Ginsberg Project, Jim Dunn reminds us that today John Wieners would have been 80 years old. The ranks of Wieners admirers seems to grow exponentially every year as younger readers discover his unique voice. Dunn writes: It is fitting today, on the Twelfth Say of Christmas, the Epiphany, the Visitation of the Three Kings, [...] by

Poetic Research Bureau’s Intriguing Recovery Project July 10, 2013: L.A.'s Poetic Research Bureau got a wild recovery hair and is now "featur[ing] readings from lost canons, 'de-selected' and 'un-collected' authors, and those who've otherwise fallen out of the peculiar taxonomies of literary certainty." It's called the "Burnt Norton Project," and is open to contributions. So far, you can watch Andrew Maxwell [...] by

Richard O. Moore Returns with Poetry (and Videos!) May 7, 2013: Bay Area poets participated in an amazing reading on Sunday by 93 year-old emerging poet Richard O. Moore (who's no stranger to us here, and here). He's the co-founder of KPFA (first listener-supported radio station in the U.S., 1949), a founding member of KQED-TV (sixth U.S. public station to go on the air, 1954) a filmmaker, and the director [...] 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

Olson, Wieners, Lansing, Eigner, and Corman at Jacket2 December 28, 2012: Jacket2 sent up this little holiday treat, "Mass: raw poetry from the commonwealth of Massachusetts," and we'd be remiss not to point to it here. Edited by Jim Dunn and Kevin Gallagher, this portfolio showcases five poets whose work has been firmly embedded in the poetic history of the state: Charels Olson, John Wieners, Gerrit Lansing, Larry [...] by

Looking at The Selected Correspondence of John Wieners and Charles Olson November 14, 2012: Isola di Rifiuti is at it again—we just reposted John Latta's thinking on Denise Riley, George Stanley, and Joanne Kyger—and we'd like to point you today to a post on John Wieners and Charles Olson. Latta is reading the Lost & Found Series III; we're grateful for his historicizing of the books thus far. An excerpt from his look at “the [...] by

Keston Sutherland on the Destitute Lyric of John Wieners September 17, 2012: UK Poet and professor Keston Sutherland offers a rich consideration of John Wieners for the newest issue of World Picture: "No poet in English was ever so destitute of a world as John Wieners." Sutherland continues: His destitution announces itself in the almost unthinking, because almost unthinkable, reiteration across his poetry of [...] by

Letters from Lost & Found August 31, 2012: All those poets' papers, folders, and manuscripts filed by the foot in college and university libraries all over the US, now have an avenue of escape and rebirth with the publication of a series of chapbooks edited by students in the English Program at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. And it is the correspondence, [...] by

John Wieners’s 707 Scott Street Available for Free! August 27, 2012: This isn't new news but it's good news and follows on the heels of this news (item). Green Integer has been kind enough to post John Wieners's 707 Scott Street journal online as a free pdf. The journal includes drafts of poems Wieners wrote in the late 1950s while living in San Francisco, diary entries about his daily life with friends and [...] by

John Wieners reading in San Francisco, March 25, 1990 August 13, 2012: File under "must see": John Wieners reading in San Francisco. video by Kush / Cloud House. thanks to Kush and Bill Berkson for making this available. 50 minutes, introduced by Robert Gluck, interview with Kevin Killian follows. I believe, as with the James Schuyler video PennSound released last week, that this is the only video of [...] by