[“Each outcry of the hunted hare/A fibre from the Brain does tear” (William Blake) ]
Student: (…In the electronic universe, every living thing is connected to every other, everything is connected, by a law or theorem..)
AG: Yeah, ok , well, but not.. because they’re connected.. Okay, but, so.. a sharp cry would precipitate a shock(ed) brainwave..
Student: (..every atom (would)…)
AG: Well, first of all, you said it – every atom.. Well, at least, every atom bumps into every other atom, sooner or later …
Celebrating sexuality, coming out, and of course Marriage Equality on an extraordinarily euphoric Gay Pride Weekend!
“Some situations are exuberant, like “Howl” or “Plutonian Ode”. Some situations are “Gee, I feel so good, I think I’ll write down what I see at this moment”. Some situations, I’m trying to locate what is my erotic imagination and write it down as a sample, like “Please Master”. You know, to locate my fantasy and put it down exactly, to see how far out I can go into my own mind, into the real fantasy inside, deep inside my mind
Socialist snow on the streets
Socialist talk in the Maverick Bookstore
Socialist kids sucking socialist lollipops
Socialist poetry in Socialist mouths
– aren’t the birds frozen Socialists?
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Student: Allen, wouldn’t you say that a lot of the British poems written in (the) English language (are, formally, tight)?
AG: Until this century, yes. ‘Tis is a craft, sir. To be able to… (and) (let’s see you do this!). This (too) [Kerouac’s Mexico City Blues] is a craft – the craft of observation of mind. The discipline here is the discipline of observation of mind accurately – accurate, precise, observation of mind.
Student: But it sounds (initially, without a) sense of craft and, (clearly), it took a long time to get … Read More
AG: I haven’t read it in so long, but I think that The Journal of Albion Moonlight does not quite have as much central focus point. See, this whole book (Kerouac’s Mexico City Blues) is about the mind and the language of the mind, the language that you hear in the mind. I don’t remember what the subject of.. Journal of Albion Moonlight was, but I have a feeling it was just quixotic thoughts, and quixotic, somewhat … Read More