Tag Archives: The Practice of Outside

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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Postcard Impersonality

Reading Mark Gonnerman’s book A Sense of the Whole: Reading Gary Snyder’s Mountains and Rivers Without End I came to Tim Dean’s essay on The Other Voice. In the essay he states that in his 40 year epic poem, since Snyder: …harmonizes … Continue reading

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