Tag Archives: Gertrude Stein

Modern and Contemporary American Poetry

This past Fall I had the opportunity to participate in one of the largest poetry experiments in history. The University of Pennsylvania staged a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Modern and Contemporary American Poetry. Capably guided by Al Filries, … Continue reading

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The Strangeness of Repetition “It is very like a frog hopping he cannot ever hop exactly the same distance of the same way of hopping at every hop. A bird’s singing is perhaps the nearest thing to repetition but if … Continue reading

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Living Room, Tuesday September 27, 2011

The mind writes what is.  —Gertrude Stein Zuihitisu is a classical Japanese form that looks like prose but sounds like poetry. Zuihitsu has been translated as “following the brush” or “random jottings.” The poet accumulates anecdotes, impressions, overheard conversations, lists, … Continue reading

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Poetry As Protein (John Olson on Michael McClure)

There is no other poet/scholar in Seattle like John Olson. In fact, there’s no one in the world quite like him. His appetite for language is unmatched. We all are our language, to some degree, but John lives words. Breathes … Continue reading

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