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From Jacket2: A Brief History of the Buffalo Poetics Program June 10, 2013: Jacket 2 presents this stellar feature about the history of the Buffalo Poetics Program. The constellated survey includes a collection of links to articles about the program such as a Selected Bibliography of Buffalo Publications: 1960-1996, compiled by Kristin Prevallet, A History of Poetics at Buffalo: 1960-1990 (a timeline from Cynthia [...]
Happy Birthday, Bob! May 21, 2013: We'd be remiss to leave off without giving birthday wishes to Robert Creeley, who would have been 87 today. We have poems galore here to celebrate, and other accoutrement. Thanks also to Chris Stevens for pointing us to this lecture by Creeley on Jack Spicer and Robert Duncan. Enjoy!
The Poet’s Ear (Part 4) April 24, 2013: In my last post I used Robert Creeley’s “I Know a Man” to illustrate the basic principle behind torque: that of twisting or swerving away from an expected cadential trajectory. Creeley’s enjambments are both arbitrary and motivated at the same time: they continually threaten to jar us from the precipitous headlong syntax of the poem. [...]
The Poet’s Ear (Part 3) April 22, 2013: The word cadence comes up repeatedly when people are talking about the poet’s ear. With respect to poetry, it denotes “rhythm, rhythmical construction, measure” or in Samuel Johnson’s words, “the flow of verses or periods” (OED). More generally, it refers to rising and falling (especially falling) rhythms, vocal or otherwise, or in [...]
Code Unknown: The Golden Rule April 15, 2013: [caption id="attachment_65074" align="alignright" width="500"] Alex Katz, Edwin and Rudy, cutout, 1968[/caption] All art is collaboration. You collaborate with your culture, your language, your reading …. When Bernadette Mayer says of her writing “It’s as if the language wants to say this,” she acknowledges the proper relation of matter [...]
Highways in Hiding April 9, 2013: I’ve always been preoccupied with process, tracking the origin of poems along with their lineage of composition. We all have sources, subliminal and otherwise, but how do we monitor their stay in the bloodstream? We shouldn’t have to, but it’s a good idea to know who’s bruising the vein. The trick is to be of the atmosphere while [...]
A Great Essay on Robert Grenier’s CAMBRIDGE M’ASS March 22, 2013: We're big fans of Robert Grenier, and were even lucky enough to see him speak about his work at Woodland Pattern last year, so strike us even more fortunate that this Jacket2 piece, written by James D. Sullivan, has just gone up. The piece focuses on Grenier's CAMBRIDGE M’ASS, a book-length poetry broadside, 49 by 40 ¾ inches, with about [...]
Long-Lost Recording of Anne Waldman & Ted Berrigan’s Landmark Collab ‘Memorial Day’ Is Found in Robert Creeley Tape Collection May 29, 2012: We don't want you to miss this one, even if we're a day past Memorial Day. Michael Hennessy of PennSound unveiled, yesterday, "a long lost recording of Ted Berrigan and Anne Waldman’s 'Memorial Day' from a May 5, 1971 reading at the Saint Mark’s Poetry Project." There's a fascinating history to this recording too--it was found amidst [...]
Creeley’s B-day! and Links May 21, 2012: A bit more, in honor of Robert Creeley's birthday. Here, via The Allen Ginsberg Project, is a wealth of Creeley-specific links.
Charles Bernstein & Loss Pequeno Glazier on Robert Creeley at Jacket2 May 21, 2012: Here's a video to get your week started right. Thanks, Jacket2! Details: Glazier's talk is first; Bernstein begins at 11'50"; discussion follows. Bernstein reads "The Plan Is the Body" and other poems by Creeley, then "Hero of the Local:Robert Creeley and the Persistence of American Poetry," originally published in the Brooklyn [...]