Tag Archives: Andrew Joron

Surrealist Poetry Celebration: Kurt Seligmann, Nat Herz, Philip Lamantia, Will Alexander, Brian Lucas

by Garrett Caples Currently up at the Weinstein Gallery is the first U.S. retrospective of surrealist painter Kurt Seligmann (1900-1962) in over 50 years: First Message from the Spirit World of the Object. On Friday, May 22, 2015, at 7 … Continue reading

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Homage to Richard O. Moore (1920-2015)

(Photo of Richard O. Moore, 2011, by Brian Lucas) by Garrett Caples It is with much sadness that I have to report that poet and filmmaker Richard O. Moore died on March 25, 2015, a week before the official publication … Continue reading

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Benefit for David Meltzer, Sunday, November 9, 2014

by Garrett Caples As we recently posted, David Meltzer has just undergone an operation to remove a cancerous tumor from his liver. The operation was a success and his recovery so far has been excellent. Nonetheless, his medical expenses have … Continue reading

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What’s Big in Littles

by Garrett Caples Scholar, author, editor David Calonne, with whom I’ve worked on three volumes and counting of uncollected Bukowski for City Lights, recently sent me the poet’s contribution to Mainstream’s 1963 symposium on little mags, those perfect-bound literary journals … Continue reading

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Sundays in Kerouac Alley: Spotlight Poetry~ Hosted by City Lights Editor Garrett Caples

Throughout the summer, The City Lights Foundation is sponsoring our special guest-curated SUNDAYS IN JACK KEROUAC ALLEY event series. We’ve invited local literary luminaries to curate a series of Sunday afternoon happenings, casual literary readings and musical performances outdoors in … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month — Hambone: Destination Out by Andrew Joron

Over at The Poetry Foundation’s blog Harriet, author of Trance Archive Andrew Joron discusses the editorial vision of noted poet, fiction writer, and essayist Nathaniel Mackey, has been editing the poetry magazine Hambone for over thirty years. “Hambone, Hambone, where … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: Poetry as Oracular Radio

This week on The Poetry Foundation’s blog Harriet, author of Trance Archive Andrew Joron ponders poetry as oracular radio in the internet age… while watching Jean Cocteau’s Orpheus: To send or receive? That is the question. Watching Cocteau’s Orpheus for … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: The Wicked Persistence of Aura

This week on The Poetry Foundation’s blog Harriet, author of Trance Archive Andrew Joron asks: “Why should poets care about aura?” He says: “If the age of mechanical reproduction did not manage to kill off aura—defined, in Walter Benjamin’s terms, … Continue reading

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