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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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Poetry on a Monday: Lamantia and Kaufman in 1979

Bob Kaufman Philip Lamantia   You can listen to the whole reading here “A scholarly lecture by Philip Lamantia on poetry, philosophy, and language. At times quite technical, this is a fascinating talk on the underlying structures and assumed principles … Continue reading

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Editing The Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia

by Garrett Caples I’ve just received my first advance contributor copy of The Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia (University of California, 2013), which, with his widow, City Lights co-owner and director emeritus Nancy Joyce Peters, and my friend, City Lights … Continue reading

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Philip Lamantia: rollicking maypoles of imaginary Canaans forgotten in redwood dust

    The Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia represents the lifework of the most visionary poet of the American postwar generation. Philip Lamantia (1927-2005) played a major role in shaping the poetics of both the Beat and the Surrealist movements … Continue reading

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