Tag Archives: Jack Spicer

Interview with Miriam Nichols on Mechanic of Splendor

Of the post-war North American poets that wrote from a stance of spontaneity, there are few that spring to mind immediately, Charles Olson, Robert Duncan, Jack Spicer, Denise Levertov, Michael McClure and George Bowering. All were friends of Robin Blaser, … Continue reading

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Interview with Beat Nun Mary Norbert Körte (Oct 25, 2019)

The second and third interviews with former Catholic Nun Mary Norbert Körte were conducted by your humble narrator on Friday, and Saturday, October 25 and 26, 2019. While the woodstove fire crackled in the background, she elaborated on her family … Continue reading

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Interview with Beat Nun Mary Norbert Körte

She made a splash as “the nun” at the 1965 Berkeley Poetry Conference, where she engaged Jack Spicer about 30s union songs, considering them as poetry and had a spiritual (poetry) epiphany. Since the early 70s she’s been living off … Continue reading

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