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[…]
William Blake – Auguries of Innocence – 6
July 7, 2015
  AG: “The Beggars Rags fluttering in Air/Does to Rags the Heavens tear”  – That’s an interesting one – “The Beggars Rags fluttering in (the) Air” (and you just[…]
Expansive Poetics – 11 ( Herman Melville)
December 19, 2013
AG: Then, another heroic precursor, nineteenth-century, is Herman Melville, as a poet. How many here have run across Melville as a poet? Yeah. Has anybody here read Melville as a prose writer? – Moby Dick?  That’s much more common. And how many have seen his poetry again – Yeah[…]
Spontaneous Poetics – 139
September 23, 2013
    AG: I wanted to find out… Let’s see.. I  took over the space just as Philip Whalen was going to discourse on the languages that he spoke –[…]
Spontaneous Poetics – 118 (Wordsworth – 4)
August 14, 2013
AG: Now we find Wordsworth later (at the very end) writing poems on Law and Order! A group of “Sonnets Dedicated to Liberty and Order”! I’m not reading them because they’re great poems (although they are interesting), but I’m reading them because, well, what happened? .. what’s the evidence? how did he..[…]
Spontaneous Poetics – 31 (Reading List – 2) (Melville)
January 29, 2013
Allen’s July 1976 reading list continues   AG: Herman Melville. I don’t know what anthologies carry his poetry. This is his poetry. He is a great poet. Very cranky weird language, like “there is a thick coal black angel..”, no, “There[…]