More Robert Duncan – 5
January 17, 2018
Robert Duncan at Novato, California,in 1976, continues  – (see previous Duncan video from this reading/lecture – here and here)   RD: So, here we go, we’re back.  And we’re in a very much later “Passages”, and there are two of them that came, after having two attacks of sciatica and a considerable life-depression[…]
Objectivism at Michigan Poetry Conference , 1973
August 19, 2017
Our feature today – the extraordinary gathering on Objectivist poetics that took place in 1973 in Allendale Michigan and Allen’s participation in it. We are indebted to the labors (both with video and transcription) of Steel Wagstaff. His introduction to the occasion (on the poetry-site, Dispatches)  may be read here. Below is[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 321
June 23, 2017
Today is the official release day for The Complete Songs Of Innocence And Experience, Allen’s Blake settings, re-released on CD and Digital by Omnivore Recordings, for the first time, (plus a second disc of rarities and previously unissued songs). For earlier announcements on the Allen Ginsberg Project  – see here and here.  […]
Review/Preview (Logopoeia in Shakespeare)
December 28, 2016
AG: What I’ve covered so far in this course, I don’t know if you’ve noticed (because I didn’t notice till I was walking up here tonight) was..I started[…]
“Only Objectfied Emotion Endures”
December 26, 2016
AG:  …(partly how it) turns out. We’ll find something. Something, We’ll do something. Maybe we’ll give them chocolate.. PO: No, it’s bad for your teeth. (Give them) carrots. [tape/class begins with miscellaneous student announcements (students[…]
From The Elizabethan Songbook (Breath & Air)
December 20, 2016
Student: Yeats wrote a poem called “The Cap and Bells” AG: Well (W.B.) Yeats did.. (that’s more) Irish..This is Cap and Bells too. I just (give you) that – but I wanted to get back into the breath into the open[…]
Samuel Daniel & Louis Zukofsky (on Permanence)
December 6, 2016
AG: We started with that (the image of “the burning babe“) in the last class and then we went up in the air (and we got to talk about wind and breath on the basis of a poem, a sonnet by Samuel Daniel, on page[…]
Rose-Cheek’d Laura’s Centrality
September 28, 2016
AG: So you’ll find in the twentieth-century,  (Ezra) Pound, (Basil) Bunting, (Louis) Zukofsky, Robert Duncan, some of (Robert) Creeley, all derive from this poem or from the practice of this poem. It’s sort of like the secret inner measure of[…]
Basic Poetics – I – (Shakespeare)
October 5, 2015
    Lady Smocks (Cardamine pratensis) “And lady-smocks all silver white/ And cuckoo buds of yellow hue/ Do paint the meadows with delight.” We return today to Allen at Naropa teaching, and a brand new series of transcriptions.. from Jan 7 1980, the opening class from his course in “Basic Poetics –[…]