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[…]
Dylan Thomas Centenary
October 27, 2014
  October 27 – The Dylan Thomas’ Centenary – One hundred years ago on this day… Allen Ginsberg-Dylan Thomas. Here’s Allen’s account, “Late April 1952” from Journals, Early Fifties, Early Sixties of a booze-fueled (natch!) brief-but-frustrating encounter. Allen was 26 and Thomas 37. Thomas would be dead by November[…]
March 1 Birthdays – Lucien Carr & Basil Bunting
March 1, 2014
Two strangely contrasting birthdays, celebrated today (strangely contrasting? – or maybe not). We’ll draw your attention to fairly comprehensive initial postings on each of our two subjects of study – Basil Bunting – here  and Lucien Carr – here First, the latter. Due to the success[…]
Spontaneous Poetics – 70 (Gerard Manley Hopkins)
May 6, 2013
Allen Ginsberg’s June 30 1976 Spontaneous Poetics class continues Student: Allen.. AG: Yes? Student: Would you say (something about) … more older forms.. ? AG …with measure to the normal spoken speech of Shakespearean England.[…]