Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 290
October 21, 2016
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s birthday today – from Richard Holmes’ definitive biography: ” (William) Wordsworth called him “the most wonderful man” he had ever known; but many subsequent biographers have been skeptical. It would seem possible to write an entire book on Coleridge’s opium addiction, his plagiarisms, his fecklessness[…]
“I have a young sister”/The Riddle Song
November 10, 2015
AG: “I have a young sister” (page  63). Oh yeah, everybody knows this one. Joan Baez sings it, I don’t know…does anybody know the Joan Baez song, “I sent my love a cherry, without any stone..” Do you know that?   – “I gave my love a cherry, da-da, da-da..”[…]
Spontaneous Poetics (Ballads) – 19 (The Unquiet Grave)
December 18, 2012
AG: Getting back to ballad(s). There was one that Helen Adam didn’t read. She also sent a message about her ballads..where’s that?..yeah,.the ballads she can recommend as her favorites are (were) “Thomas the  Rhymer” and “May Colvin”.. and “Young Tam Lin”. I’ll try and get ahold of those. (But) did she read[…]
Spontaneous Poetics (Ballads) – Introduction (Mary Hamilton)
November 19, 2012
June 9 1976 at Naropa Institute. Allen’s Naropa classes continue. We begin today with serialization of the transcripts of “Spontaneous Poetics” (Ballads). Allen begins the class by introducing his poetry guests. AG: (Robert Duncan) is from San Francisco  and one of the founders of the whole San Francisco poetry scene and inheritor[…]