Tag Archives: Jack Spicer

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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PEN POPO2020 Afterword (Postcards from the Pandemic)

In years past I have taken time on the 1st of September to write my POPO afterword. If felt like a ritual to end each extended August with a meditation on what I had done, followed by a photo or … Continue reading

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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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