Basil Bunting’s Birthday
March 1, 2018
Today is Basil Bunting‘s birthday. We feature a guest posting today from poet and Bunting editor and scholar, Don Share On Thursday, March 1, 1900, Basil Bunting was born in Scotswood-on-Tyne in the north[…]
Eric Mottram and Philip Whalen 1985 Naropa Reading
December 30, 2017
  Eric Mottram] A vintage Naropa reading from July 21 1985 in two parts for this weekend. Today, the first part, features Eric Mottram and Philip Whalen. Anne Waldman gives the introductions. Allen Ginsberg tomorrow. AW: We’re pleased to have Eric Mottram, Philip Whalen and Allen Ginsberg reading – and Eric and[…]
Ezra Pound’s Manifest
September 26, 2017
AG: So here’s another comment on it (“To Mr Henry Lawes And His Airs”) – and then I’m comparing that with a little thing I saw copied out – “A Preface to Poems by Basil Bunting 1950, from[…]
Composition and Condensation – 1
August 21, 2017
AG:  And then there was another thing.. I was talking with…Rachel …with Rachel..and we were talking about composition and condensation of poems and ..some ideas crystallized that might be useful. I’ve talked about it before I thought but apparently I had never said it[…]
Granelli & Sompa and basic rhythms
April 26, 2017
Student: (Rhythm.. rhythms) AG: But – wait a minute – but, if you did a little bit of work with Titos Sompa and Jerry Granelli in analyzing, not analyzing, just learning, the basic Afric rhythms that they use ( you’ve heard[…]
Ezra Pound – Two “Piths” From The ABC of Reading
April 11, 2017
AG: The ABC of Reading from Ezra Pound – yeah how many know that? I recommend taking a look at that or buying it, or reading it. It’s a litttle anthology, like a teaching anthology, to hit high points and special effects in .. you know, Mike? (sic) have you read it?[…]
Comprehensive Reading
October 12, 2016
Edmund Spenser (1552-1599) AG: Edmund Spenser is a colossus, and he’s so big that I think we’ll go around him Except, maybe, one or two, one or two little short things – the Epithalamion – a big Leviathan poem here, marriage poem. What I would suggest is that you go home and[…]
Marlowe & Raleigh (The Passionate Shepherd)
October 5, 2016
  Abraham Bloemaert – Shepherd and Shepherdess (1627) oil on canvas – in the collection of Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum, Hannover (Germany) AG: Does everybody here from high school remember (Christopher) Marlowe and (Walter) Raleigh‘s little complimentary poems, “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” and “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd“? Has everybody read[…]
Rose-Cheek’d Laura’s Centrality
September 28, 2016
AG: So you’ll find in the twentieth-century,  (Ezra) Pound, (Basil) Bunting, (Louis) Zukofsky, Robert Duncan, some of (Robert) Creeley, all derive from this poem or from the practice of this poem. It’s sort of like the secret inner measure of[…]
Bunting & Campion – Follow Thy Sun..
September 20, 2016
AG: …But anyway, getting back to (Thomas) Campion (and) (Basil) Bunting‘s vocalization of “Follow Thy Sun…. ”  – What page is that (in the (Norton) anthology)? Two-twenty-five again? – “Well, let’s see what he says about[…]