Spontaneous Poetics – 68 (William Carlos Williams 12)

[William Carlos Williams  (1883-1963)]
[Allen Ginsberg on Spontaneous Poetics at Naropa Institute continues – from June 30 1976]

AG: [recalling the previous class] We had gone through syllables, accents, vowel-lengths, some breath-stop, units of phrasing. How much of that did we get?

Student: You gave some examples and out of Williams, you got so far as the details…

AG:  Okay. Units of phrasing, consisting in units of vocalized phrasing, Not mental phrasing, but vocalized phrasing, and so I’m making that distinction. The aesthetic would be – clinical study of spoken American-ese. And  a close attention to the … Read More