Tag Archives: 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 … 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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Notes on A Sense of the Whole (Reading Mark Gonnerman Reading Gary Snyder)

Mark Gonnerman was a participant in SPLAB’s Becoming Cascadian retreat last spring. In 1997 he organized a yearlong research workshop on Gary Snyder’s long poem Mountains and Rivers Without End. Writers, teachers and scholars from North America and Japan discussed … Continue reading

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