A Reading of Projective Verse

A Reading of Projective Verse

This post has been edited to include video of the reading of the seminal Charles Olson essay Projective Verse: It was October 1995 and I had just finished lunch with Michael McClure, the day I met him. It was after an interview we conducted at the old KZOK-FM studios...

1.1.2021 American Sentence

1.1.2021 – 2020 was taken out to the alley & shot in the head. 12.31.2020 marked the completion of twenty years of daily practice of composing American Sentences. (17 syllable poems, a form initiated by Beat legend Allen Ginsberg.) A new edition of the...
The New Year (A Poem)

The New Year (A Poem)

Photo from CrosscutThe New Year January 1 too old to be hungover you unwrap the new year like a new stick of butter hope you get it in the dish at the right angle and not scrape off butter from the side or the top. Up early if not awakened by midnight fireworks which...