A Summer Solstice 2018 Poetry Reading

This present moment that lives on to become long ago –from Gary Snyder, This Present Moment: New Poems Mark Wallace Stevens Of Modern Poetry from Collected Poems (1923) Tom Wendell Berry Anger Against Beasts (1971) Robert Creeley, Water (1967) Robert Duncan Styx from Ground Work II: In the Dark (1967) Robert Pack The Big Bang (1968) Denise Levertov A Ring of Changes (1959) Andrea William Wordsworth I Wandered…

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The Ecopoetics of Merwin and Ammons

I take the road that bears the leaves in the mountains I grow hard to see then I vanish On the peaks it is summer –W. S. Merwin, “The Dream Again” In an online interview, transcribed by Don Boes, that appears in a literary magazine our of Wooster, Massachusetts, the Artful Dodge, W. S. Merwin was…

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Object Lessons

“A poem is energy transferred from where the poet got it . . . by way of the poem itself to, all the way over to, the reader.” -Charles Olson, “Projective Verse”   D.H. Lawrence’s essay The Poetry of the Present is worth a look for anyone interested in a poetics of immediacy-in poems that might open us to…

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