Compositional Practice (Sustained Attention – 2)
May 16, 2018
Allen Ginsberg on compositional practice continues from here Student: Ted (Berrigan) says you write poems when you’re on a retreat. AG:  Sometimes. If I’m somewhere where I don’t have to do anything, then I tend to write. Like, I wrote a lot up in.. when I went up that week for the[…]
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[…]
Kenneth Koch’s 1979 Naropa Class
October 3, 2015
                                                               Kenneth Koch last week – Here’s transcription of Kenneth’s (Summer Academy of Practicing Writers) May 26, 1979 Naropa class[…]
Expansive Poetics – 123 (Wallace Stevens)
October 13, 2014
AG: Wallace Stevens is a great poet, but metrically not that interesting, I don’t think, philosophically interesting, so as a tiny little sample of Wallace Stevens, I just took one very late poem (from The Rock), when he was an old man – he was a friend of[…]
Allen Ginsberg & Steven Taylor at Texas State 1996 – Q & A -1
October 11, 2014
 Following on from our recent posting of Allen’s 1996 Texas State University reading, here’s a transcription of the Q & A that followed Good morning. We have an hour I would ask you to speak clearly, there’s a lot of people in here (that’s what we like) and I want to[…]
Wallace Stevens
October 2, 2014
Wallace Stevens born on this day. From a question-and-answer session in 1996 at Texas State University (the full transcript is forthcoming)  Q: You talk about (William Carlos) Williams as well as (Walt) Whitman and even  (T.S.)Eliot  – did Wallace Stevens have any sort of influence on your poetry as[…]
Expansive Poetics 42 – (Edward Carpenter 4)
March 25, 2014
AG: The other poem of (Edward) Carpenter‘s we might as well do, while we’re on Carpenter, is “The Secret of Time and Satan”. The reason I brought him up is he’s one of the children of (Walt) Whitman and one of the people[…]