While I haven't posted in some time, this generally neglected blog is usually in my thoughts. Not long ago, I attended the centennial celebration of Charles Olson in Gloucester with Michael Peters. The effort it took to arrive in Gloucester for the festivities was downright Herculean, but well worth it. I've posted below a video of Diane Di Prima reading "Rant" at the Independent Christian Church in Gloucester during the centennial weekend, a poem which she wrote while lecturing on Olson at the University at Buffalo in the mid-eighties. I'm especially fortunate to have heard her read this particular piece, as I happen to consider it one of the most engaging poems that I've ever had the pleasure to discover.
Posted by Christopher at 10:12 PM
If you've been following the BP oil spill at all, then you'll want to check out Poets For Living Waters, an action response to the disaster, which is edited by Amy King and Heidi Lynn Staples. The work posted thus far is not only interesting, but topically poignant.
Posted by Christopher at 6:01 PM
I reread a bit of Grenier's Series tonight. Opening the book at random, I found one of my favorite pieces. Thought I'd share:
Posted by Christopher at 11:06 PM