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Allen Ginsberg’s Celestial Homework May 22, 2013: We have our friends at the Paris Review blog to thank for pointing us to Open Culture where they've posted the celestial syllabus to Allen Ginsberg's 1977 course at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. A bit about the class: “Argh, you’re all amateurs in a professional universe!” roared Allen Ginsberg to a young class [...] by

To Fill the Absence April 4, 2011: ...and what if thou withdraw In silence from the living, and no friend Take note of thy departure? All that breathe Will share thy destiny…. —from William Cullen Bryant’s "Thanatopsis" "Thanatos." The young man who uttered the word didn’t know it had been years since I’d heard it or any variation on it. It immediately lanced me, [...] by

The teachings of Akilah Oliver remembered March 2, 2011: When Akilah Oliver passed away last week, memories and tributes to her work and giving spirit as a teacher spread out across the communities she touched, from Coffee House Press to Naropa University to The Poetry Project. Below is a collection of stories and thanks from friends, colleagues, and those she inspired. From The Poetry [...] by

Don’t ask your professor for feedback unless you’ve got earplugs November 12, 2010: Naropa University has tapped Thurston Moore to lead a writing workshop next summer at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics' Summer Writing Program. "I think (Thurston) will convey his passion for poetry to his students, and will give a sense of the delicate collaboration between words and music in his own work," said Anne Waldman, who [...] by