Basil Bunting’s Birthday
March 1, 2018
Today is Basil Bunting‘s birthday. We feature a guest posting today from poet and Bunting editor and scholar, Don Share On Thursday, March 1, 1900, Basil Bunting was born in Scotswood-on-Tyne in the north[…]
The Reverend Howard Finster
October 22, 2016
Allen Ginsberg sitting on a Howard Finster chair in Paradise Garden, Pennville, Georgia, 1988 The Reverend Howard Finster, Baptist preacher and internationally-renowned folk artist passed away 15 years ago. This year (2016) is the Howard Finster Centennial. A centennial show is currently up at the Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia (up[…]
Spontaneous Poetics – 67 (William Carlos Williams 11)
April 29, 2013
(Continuing with Allen Ginsberg’s class on “Spontaneous Poetics” at Naropa Institute, from June 28 1976) AG: Breath-stop is the next measuring concept. In (William Carlos) Williams case, and in Robert Creeley‘s case, and[…]
Spontaneous Poetics (Ballads) – 15 – (Basil Bunting)
December 11, 2012
There‚Äôs a modern ballad by Basil Bunting which is worth listening to. The reason we got onto ballads, incidentally, is purely by accident. It was just that I had to begin somewhere in this course. Jack Elliott was present and Helen Adam was present. It[…]