Apollinaire’s Calligrammes & Metrical Conclusions
September 21, 2017
Continuing from yesterday AG: … Then. Willliam Apollinaire (Guillaume Apollinaire), the Frenchman also did Calligrammes (so that would be.. the French name for that form is a calligramme – design on the page). He has one called “il pleut” which is …   “From the eaves… ”[…]
Guillaume Apollinaire – (Ombre)
August 26, 2017
Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918) A guest-posting today from our friend (and erstwhile long-time upstairs-neighbor of Allen’s in New York) poet, John Godfrey. Today, August 26th, is the great Guillaume Apollinaire‘s birthday “In 1965, the U.S. troop level in Vietnam exceeded 500,000. Allen Ginsberg became perhaps the most flamboyant of many literary opponents to[…]
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[…]
New Years Greeting
December 31, 2016
From the recently-published Wait Till I’m Dead – Uncollected Poems (edited by Bill Morgan), a “New Years poem” (written in New York, “2 a.m. January 4, 1992”, and published in The Northern Centinel volume 205, number 4. Fall 1993) NEW YEARS GREETING (for Ron Padgett)   It is[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 297
December 23, 2016
Film Friday -Remember Daniel Radcliffe‘s portrayal of Allen Ginsberg in John Krokidas‘ 2013 film, Kill Your Darlings – Krokidas’ revelations about Radcliffe’s Allen and playing a “sex scene” have been getting a bit of traction. Krokidas: “Growing up with queer[…]
Allen Ginsberg and David Henderson at Naropa 1981 (part two)
November 29, 2015
                  Allen’s 1981 Naropa Institute reading with poet David Henderson continues, (following the earlier disruption), with two poems – “Grim Skeleton”  and “Meditations at Lake Louise” (“Reflections At Lake Louise”) (both from Plutonian Ode & Other Poems 1977-1980) –   and a third, “Thundering[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 246
November 27, 2015
Guillaume Apollinaire – Zone – Selected Poems – “The fruit of poet-translator Ron Padgett‘s fifty-year engagement with the work of France’s greatest modern poet” –   (a bilingual edition) – has just been published by the New York Review Books.  Don’t miss it.   For Allen Ginsberg on Apollinaire – […]
Kenneth Koch Q and A continued
October 18, 2015
Kenneth Koch Q & A from 1979 continues KK:  Maybe we should have some more questions. What would you like me to tell you about? Student: What do you at Columbia? KK: I teach three courses there. I’m a regular Professor. I[…]
Expansive Poetics 87 – (Cezanne’s Methodology)
July 21, 2014
AG:  (So) (Guillaume) Apollonaire’s “Zone” – We have three different translations here and I have a couple others with me. The first one which is probably good as a working[…]