WCW on WNET continued
December 17, 2017
USA Poetry – William Carlos Williams –  transcript continues  (see here) [note –  on occasion some from the Letters of William Carlos Williams To Kay Boyle (1932) “Dear Kay Boyle….. There is no workable poetic form extant among us today..Joyce and Stein have..gone out of their way to draw down the attention[…]
Allen Ginsberg Reading at St Marks Poetry Project 1977
August 5, 2017
We featured one, from the extraordinary trove of recordings of Allen readings, last week, from PennSound (from the Robert Creeley collection – 1971 at Intersection, San Francisco). Here‘s another, six years later- from the St Mark’s Poetry Project[…]
Expansive Poetics – 126 (Sacco and Vanzetti)
October 16, 2014
  AG: Bartelomeo Vanzetti – has anybody read..ever heard (of) him?  – Bartelomo Vanzetti?   Sacco and Vanzetti? Has anybody notheard of Sacco and Vanzetti? Did you hear of Sacco and Vanzetti? – ok, they were a bunch of anarchists (like Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman, except..  Student: Except they went deeper.. AG:[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 150
November 1, 2013
Kill Your Darlings – We mentioned last week the dissenting position, eloquently voiced by Bob Rosenthal in his post from last February – here. – “The film takes its..title too seriously”, he wrote then. “The large fabrications in the film are[…]
Spontaneous Poetics – 31 (Reading List – 2) (Melville)
January 29, 2013
Allen’s July 1976 reading list continues AG: Herman Melville. I don’t know what anthologies carry his poetry. This is his poetry. He is a great poet. Very cranky weird language, like “there is a thick coal black angel..”, no, “There is[…]
Spontaneous Poetics (Ballads – 20) (As You Came From..)
December 19, 2012
  AG: “As You Came From the Holy Land of Walsingham” is (also) interesting. Robert Lowell got into this, actually, quite a bit. [Allen reads the first two stanzas of “As You Came From the Holy Land of Walsingham” (a poem attributed to Sir Walter Ralegh) – “As you came from the[…]
Allen Ginsberg & Robert Lowell
September 13, 2012
  Allen Ginsberg and Robert Lowell – two distinctive and contrasting loci on the 20th century American poetry landscape – the raw and the cooked, the “outrider” and the academic, the Jewish “Beat” and[…]