Pound and Waller (“Go dumb-born book”)
November 20, 2017
AG: Then (Ezra) Pound (on page one thousand and six). He thinks it [Waller’s “Song”} ‘s so good that it’s his high-water mark, so he wants a... And, in Pound, it’s amazing, it’s one of the few cases in the history of English poetry where somebody made an[…]
Edmund Waller’s “Song” – 3
November 8, 2017
AG: So it’s interesting to figure this out as sound. Now this is one of the most compelling cadences and compelling rhythms, compelling rhythms  and cadences and musics in all of English poetic lyrics…lyric. And yet, it’s one of the most mysterious as far as[…]
Edmund Waller’s “Song” -2
November 7, 2017
“Go, lovely rose” continuing from yesterday   AG: So what have we got?  The main thing, I guess, is ..to see if the effect.. the fact that it’s a song, and so the breath is real slow (actually, probably a slow-ish song to begin with – I would guess something like  “Go lovely[…]
Edmund Waller’s “Song” – 1
November 6, 2017
Edmund Waller‘s  “Song”   Go, lovely rose! Tell her that wastes her time and me, That now she knows, When I resemble her to thee, How sweet and fair she seems to be.   Tell her that’s young, And shuns to have her graces spied, That hadst thou sprung In deserts where no men[…]
A Brief Anthology of English Lyric
November 2, 2017
Allen at Naropa on “Basic Poetics” continuing from here AG: So we’ll go back to Edmund Waller or do a bit more of (John) Milton. But I would like to get to Edmund Waller for a while, for a brief while. Is that alright? Is that… “Go, lovely rose”  (on page three-oh-five).[…]
The Decline of English Poetry
August 9, 2017
Allen’s been discussing the poems of Robert Herrick AG: There’s a nice, … but then, something that happens now, from here on out. It started. You got a shot of it in (John) Donne with that masochistic religion, and the[…]
Spontaneous Poetics – 46 (Carew and Waller)
March 5, 2013
    AG: The reason I’ve been going through all this poetry is that I’ve been proposing, in a sense, to teach modern poetics, or improvised or spontaneous poetics, but what I’m pointing out is that into my own verse, and in my own ear, and in my own body,[…]
Sunday 9th – John Lennon
October 9, 2011
December 8 is the anniversary of the infamous day when he got shot, but we thought we’d celebrate John Lennon on a more upbeat note, on the anniversary of his birth(day), and spotlight the Ginsberg-Lennon-Beatles connection.[…]