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Singular Voices April 22, 2014: art is (Speaking Portraits), Vol. II When for art is/poetry is/music is I first began asking poets, artists and musicians to say on camera what it— poetry, et al.—is, some people said, “How boring that will be; they’ll say the same five things in a hundred different ways.” But that’s not how it went, as I was pretty sure it [...] by

Blake, Contemporaneously April 17, 2014: [caption id="attachment_84877" align="alignnone" width="500"] "America a Prophecy" title page (1793)[/caption] For the eye altering alters all William Blake, “The Mental Traveler” Who reads Blake? The easy answer is almost everyone who reads poetry—that is, has read some Blake—and can quote something. “A rose is a rose is a [...] by

Self-evidence with Difficulty April 9, 2014: [caption id="attachment_84258" align="alignright" width="500"] Site of the Café Le Métro poetry reading coffeehouse from 1963-1965, located at 149 2nd Ave., New York City[/caption] For many years I’ve been interested in difficulty; I suppose in the present context it could be called the poetics of difficulty. I remember at age 14 carrying [...] by

Patrick James Dunagan at the Zenith of Duncan Publications March 11, 2014: We are so on board for this one! At Bookslut, Patrick James Dunagan on the heyday of Duncan publication: With publication of Robert Duncan's The Collected Later Poems and Plays and The Collected Essays and Other Prose, the heyday of Duncan publication has reached its zenith. Finally everything Duncan published is readily available to [...] by

At Hyperallergic, Jess Collins and Robert Duncan’s World Illustrated February 13, 2014: In time for the NYU Grey Art Gallery's An Opening of the Field: Jess, Robert Duncan, and Their Circle, Christopher Lyon takes a close look at Jess Collins and Robert Duncan's magical universe. In 1952, intrepid detective Tricky Cad climbed (anagramatically) out of the letters Dick Tracy to inhabit frames of Chester Gould’s popular comic [...] by

Hyperallergic Rediscovers Jess January 24, 2014: Like we said! If our reportage on An Opening of the Field: Jess, Robert Duncan, and Their Circle hasn't encouraged you yet to take a gander at the Grey Art Gallery, at NYU-- perhaps this Hyperallergic review by Allison Meier will! Back in the 1950s in the Bay Area, the center for creatives a little off the trail in experimental art was a [...] by

On the ‘Minor’ Ambition of Denise Levertov January 22, 2014: The Collected Poems of Denise Levertov is reviewed by Adam Plunkett for The Nation. “'There are so many pressures on me,' Levertov told Duncan. 'I am only half here.' She would publish nearly twenty more books of poems." Plunkett continues to evoke this sympathetic take for such a resolute writer: "Even with her feet on the ground, she [...] by

‘An Opening of the Field’ Travels to NY January 17, 2014: One of the high points of the summer of 2013 was certainly the exhibition “An Opening of the Field: Jess, Robert Duncan, and Their Circle.” We poked and prodded to get you all to Sacramento to check it out. Remember? If you weren't able to free yourself from the east coast, fear not! The exhibition has traveled to you, New Yorkers! Holland [...] by

Smithsonian Puts Entire Duncan & Jess Collaborative Scrapbook Online November 19, 2013: Siglio Press--publisher of Jess's O! Tricky Cad & Other Jessoterica--reports that The Archives for American Art at the Smithsonian have put an entire Robert Duncan and Jess Collins collaborative artist book online. "Scrapbook for Patricia Jordan, 1959" includes a couple of pieces from O! Tricky Cad, but there's also much more--collages, [...] by

New Review of Lisa Jarnot’s Biography of Robert Duncan at MAKE Mag August 30, 2013: At MAKE Magazine! Devin King reviews Lisa Jarnot's Robert Duncan biography, officially titled Robert Duncan: The Ambassador from Venus (UC Press 2012). Though King mostly focuses on the subject, there are moments when he considers Jarnot's take: Duncan . . . dropped out of the ROTC and Berkeley to drift around, first to Philadelphia, [...] by