Ed Varney (A Lot of Nada)

Ed Varney (A Lot of Nada)

It was Michael McClure in about 2004 who suggested I go beyond the U.S. when studying Open Form poetry. That led me to José Kozer (Cuban, though living in Hallandale Beach, FL) and poets in B.C. like George Bowering, Daphne Marlatt, George Stanley, Robin Blaser,...

Four Hoarse Men Ride Again

A couple of years ago I became part of a group of poets that sought to explore poetry from the angle of pure sound in the tradition of Dada, Kurt Schwitters, the Four Horsemen (of Canada, from whom we poached our name), Michael McClure’s Ghost Tantras and...

Jerome Rothenberg Nov 2001 Interview

In the first part of a November 2001 interview, Jerome Rothenberg discussed his early introduction to the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca, Lorca’s use of the word duende, a kind of Spanish troll or fairy which Lorca used as a kind of force in which the...