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Ian Boyden’s Name as Fundamental Pattern (Reads from A Forest of Names)

This post has been updated to include video from the January 22, 2021 talk: I met Ian Boyden about ten or so years ago through our mutual friend Sam Hamill and we’ll always be marked by that experience, in the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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