A List of List Poems
December 21, 2017
AG:  But by this anaphoric rapture, or anaphoric repetition, it {Crashaw’s poem “The Flaming  Heart”] actually builds up to rapture. So this is what Anne Waldman calls “a list poem”, actually, an early list poem. I taught a little poetry workshop this weekend and checked out list poems and the samples I[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 331
September 1, 2017
More Ginsberg memories (see last week) – Judy Goldhaft, director of The Planet Drum Foundation, recollects an unusual seder: “For the first time since the crucifixion, there was a total lunar eclipse on the night of the seder in 1968. That apparently happened also on[…]
Jack Collom (1931-2017)
July 2, 2017
Following the death of Larry Fagin, news reaches us this morning of the death of another of the great Naropa poet-teachers, Jack Collom. When Allen and Anne Waldman set up the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics in 1974 in Boulder, Colorado, Colorado already had one distinctive inventive joyful maverick poet at[…]
Larry Fagin (1937-2017)
May 28, 2017
Larry Fagin, poet, editor, teacher, long-time leading member of the so-called “New York School” of poetry, died yesterday. He was 79 years old. An important co-worker with Allen at Naropa (and, coincidentally, upstairs neighbour in his 12th Street tenement in Manhattan), he was, (though not himself a Buddhist), alongside fellow St Marks[…]
Jim Carroll Workshop – 1
August 13, 2016
                            Beginning today, serialization of transcription of Jim Carroll’s June 30, 1986 Naropa Poetics and Music class.   Larry Fagin: Ladies[…]
Spontaneous Poetics – 91
June 19, 2013
  Student: I feel I have to defend myself against (you and) the rest of the class Allen Ginsberg: Do you have a “self” to defend? – okay, if you insist on having a[…]
Spontaneous Poetics – 81 (Form Is Just An Extension of Content)
May 28, 2013
AG: ..In this case, the form is no more than an extension of content. Got that? Form is no more than an extension of the content? Does everybody understand that in this case? Does anybody not understand that. In this case, the form is no more than an extension of the.. Larry[…]
Mind, Mouth and Page – 49
September 12, 2012
AG: (William Carlos) Williams, continuing on this theme – “The Cure” – page 23 – – “Sometimes I envy others, fear them/ a little too, if they write well./ For when I cannot write I[…]
Mind, Mouth and Page – 44 (WCW)
September 3, 2012
AG: Another aspect of (William Carlos) Williams that was picked up later by Robert Creeley and by Charles Olson (and by Gary Snyder and by Philip Whalen (also), I would say) (would be) the precision part. Many of them came out of the following poem (or, the inspiration[…]
Mind, Mouth and Page – 40 (Reznikoff 4)
August 20, 2012
AG: I want to run through more of (Charles) Reznikoff. Are you interested in more of his flashes? Peter Orlovsky: Yes AG: Because I think they’re so beautiful. The more you get, the better. Because it’ll give you a grounding in it. [to[…]