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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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The Contrairian Torregian

by Garrett Caples Sotère Torregian, the Newark, NJ-born California surrealist by way of the New York School, has just published a new expanded edition of his 1976 Kulchur Foundation classic, The Age of Gold, appropriately enough entitled The Age of … 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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Modern Beasts Have No Memory: A Laurence Weisberg Dossier [part 3]

To read parts 1 and 2 visit this page. Jon Graham: Like many of Laurence’s friends our relationship was characterized by many upswings and downswings. Laurence was an incredible source of knowledge on almost every conceivable subject; he was also … Continue reading

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Modern Beasts Have No Memory: A Laurence Weisberg Dossier [part 2]

To read part one, visit this page. ******************** Peter Garland: I don’t recall the exact moment Laurence and I met, nor even which year. At some point, certainly by the 1971-1972 school year we were good friends. We did participate … Continue reading

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