Responding to the Black Mystery School Pianists

Responding to the Black Mystery School Pianists

I saw this article linked in an article I was reading and then a friend sent it to me, so there was something synchronistic about it right off the bat. “God’s way of remaining anonymous” some wise person said about synchronicity, and it makes you think. I read it,...

Post-Election Blues

Two poems (or a poem and an excerpt) and a bunch of graphics come to mind today as I help friends deal with what they see as     catastrophic election results. I am an optimistic person, so I can see many silver linings. I supported Bernie Sanders in the primary and...

I Sing the Body Apoplectic (to) Make The Pie Higher

It takes years for most poets to learn a craft and then unlearn certain rules, or learn how to creatively break them like playing with syntax, making abrupt subject changes and other techniques associated with the Euro-American avant-garde. But to some people it comes...

Eileen Myles in Seattle

She’s apparently in the literary “mainstream” now, according to The Guardian in a typo-laden, but important piece dated Oct 1, 2015, but Eileen Myles has been a real writer, with tremendous depth and perception for decades how and great to see her...

Allen Ginsberg Interview, Part 6

In advance of the 12th Ginsberg Poetry Marathon, I’m presenting excerpts from my 1994 interview with Allen. 6. On Whitman AG: We were gonna talk about Whitman, remember? PN: That’s exactly where I was going, yeah, Walt Whitman. A couple of references to Walt...