Campion’s Prosody

Allen Ginsberg’s January 1980 Naropa class on Basic Poetics continues with transcription of one-on-one conversation that appears to take place after the formal end of the class

AG: Pat (sic), did you ever read that – (Thomas)Campion‘s treatises on themusic and poetry? Student (Pat (sic)) : I’ve read theObservations in The Art of English Poesie AG: Is that the one that takes up quantitative.? Student (Pat): Yeah AG: Do you have a copy of Campion? Could you prepare a little summary of his ideas on quantity…You know what he says about that?

[Allen is temporarily distracted by … Read More