Allen and Louis and the Vietnam War – November 1965 Letter
November 29, 2017
A passionate letter today from 1965  (at the height of the Vietnam War), Allen, in San Francisco, on this day (November 29), writing to his father. The naivety, indeed myopia, on his father’s side exasperated Allen (the simplicity of the goad that he was a “Communist”  that the “Commies infiltrated and used[…]
Spontaneous Poetics – 130 (Ginsberg & Whalen – Oriental Influences)
September 5, 2013
. AG: There’s another book by (R.H.) Blyth called Senryu Notes Student: Called what? AG:  Senryu Notes – S-E-N-R-Y-U – Is that right?  Philip Whalen: Yeah, yeahAG: “Senryu” means what? Philip Whalen: Senryu is the comical and obscene and.. AG: vulgar? Philip Whalen: ..vulgar, that type of[…]