Friday’s Weekly Round-Up -360
April 6, 2018
National Poetry Month in America this month. “April is the cruellest..” and all that. We’re very much of the opinion of noted[…]
Eric Mottram (1924-1995)
December 29, 2017
  Our focus today – Eric Mottram, (1924-1995), author of  (among many other titles)  the brief survey, Allen Ginsberg in the Sixties – a poet, critic and scholar, a central figure in the English/transatlantic connection, one of the earliest, most astute and most passionate, readers and observers and commentators on Allen’s work.[…]
Tom Raworth (1938-2017)
February 9, 2017
Sad news to announce, the passing of one the great voices of poetry, and one of our dearest friends, Tom Raworth died today, after a long and protracted illness, aged 78. From the Poetry Foundation website – “Writer, artist, teacher, and publisher Tom Raworth was[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 172
April 11, 2014
A  rare (rarely-seen) Ginsberg item (that didn’t meet its estimated price in their last big Beat-related auction) – If Not Forever – A Letter to Jack Kerouac (Sore Dove Press, San Francisco, 2008) – went up again on the auction block at the PBA Galleries in San Francisco yesterday (alongside a number[…]
Arkardi Dragomoschenko (1946-2012)
September 13, 2012
Sad to report news, just in, of the death of Arkardi Dragmoschenko – the pre-eminent Russian experimental poet, (the link between the contemporary avant-garde and the American “Language” poets). Here‘s Charles Bernstein (his friend and colleague)’s note in Jacket2 . Here, as he points out, are the plethora of[…]
On Charles Reznikoff’s Birthday
August 31, 2011
Allen’s great modern master hero, “Objectivist” poet Charles Reznikoff, (1894-1976), was born on this day, August 31st, in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Here are the extraordinary resources of[…]
Robert Creeley
May 21, 2011
Our much-loved and much-missed friend, Robert Creeley was born on this date, May 21 1926. This extraordinary page – is a portal to some of his extraordinary poetry. is pretty comprehensive too. A video of him reading at the Cue Gallery in New York in 2005 can be accessed here, and one[…]