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Rare Footage of Philip Lamantia and Bob Kaufman at City Lights Blog March 19, 2014: City Lights is rolling out the goods this week on their blog Abandon All Despair Ye Who Enter Here. Yesterday we posted on this great piece by Garrett Caples about the "little" magazine. Today, you'll want to head over there to check out a reading/lecture given by Philip Lamantia and Bob Kaufman from 1979. About the material from the KPFA [...] by

Lamantia Presented at Counterpath September 26, 2013: The always captivating Andrew Joron and Garrett Caples presented the eternally captivating poetry of Philip Lamantia this past week at Counterpath in Denver, CO. And we're thrilled that someone had the forethought to film the presentation, which includes recordings of Lamantia reading his work, introductions and context provided by Joron and [...] by

New to the Archive August 23, 2013: We've just replenished the coffers with some valuable poem nuggets and thought Friday morning would be the perfect time to share these treats from our online archive. Ya know, just to get the weekend off on the right foot. First, it is with great pleasure that we've added this handful of poems by Philip Lamantia, filling in that surrealist [...] by

SF Weekly Reviews The Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia June 14, 2013: In this latest installment of SF Weekly's Read Local column, Alexis Coe reviews The Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia, forthcoming from UC Press. Check it out! In the introduction to The Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia, Lawrence Ferlinghetti remembers Lamantia's voice as "the most distinctive poetic sound I had ever heard." Much of his [...] by

Hambone: Destination Out April 17, 2013: "Hambone, Hambone, where you been? / Around the world and I'm goin' again." —Juba dance song In twenty-first-century culture, what's virtual is what's real. A literary magazine or publisher that lacks a website runs the danger of becoming invisible to readers, most of whom have forsaken print for digital media. Readers of poetry are no [...] by

Poetry as Oracular Radio April 8, 2013: http://youtu.be/Dn8m6GwC-jA To send or receive? That is the question. Watching Cocteau's Orpheus for the umpteenth time the other night, I was impressed, during the scene in which Orpheus is listening to the car radio, by the doubling of the figure of the poet: there is the invisible (dead?) poet whose words are heard on the radio, and the [...] 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

Ginsberg Declares Lamantia as Forerunner March 18, 2013: [caption id="attachment_62845" align="alignright" width="500"] Cover to Lamantia's Destroyed Works. Collage by Bruce Conner, published by the Auerhahn Press in 1962[/caption] Last week we posted our enthusiasms for the forthcoming Collected Poems by Philip Lamantia, in which we did some digital digging into the archives of Poetry and assembled [...] by

Lamantia’s Collected Poems Is on the Way March 12, 2013: This must be the year of collected poems by neglected masters. Or at least that's the case with the much anticipated collecteds by Joseph Ceravolo and Philip Lamantia. We've expressed our enthusiasms for Ceravolo a couple of times here and here, and now we're overjoyed to see Lamantia's collected will be coming out this summer! From the UC [...] by

‘When you hear my words you will see them after coming home’: Celebrating Philip Lamantia’s Birthday October 24, 2012: Many thanks to Steve Fama (from the glade of theoric ornithic hermetica) for reminding us that yesterday, October 23rd, was Philip Lamantia's birthday. Lamantia died in 2005, but his influence is still very much felt today. Fama celebrates Lamantia by looking at Meadowlark West, the last all-new collection published in Lamantia's lifetime. [...] by