Saturday, April 17, 2021

LARRY EIGNER ~


"Briggflatts is a poem: it needs no explanation" 

B  A  S  I   L         B  U  N  T  I  N  G





I enjoy any book by or about

L A R R Y      E I G N E R

including by academics going on & on



in the long run it seems where

the outsiders —

and Eigner was one,

like Philip Whalen —

will be rescued and petted

by the academic Red Cross

but perhaps keep in mind

what John Berryman

once wrote to Ezra Pound 

then residing in St. Elizabeth's Hospital

far from the academy,

"Thirty years ago the

("intellectual") public knew nothing,

at present it is only too damned

apparently familiar with every-

thing — among others, with all

of you. . . There is a whole school

of now-academic criticism

to be broken down also (Ransom,

Winters Tate Blackmur Warren), which I

am convinced is stifling talent."

John Berryman 1947


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New Mexico, 2020




"Let the incidents and images take care of themselves"

B  A  S  I   L         B  U  N  T  I  N  G






Friday, April 16, 2021

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

ROBBIE BASHO ~

 




W A T C H

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Voice of the Eagle

The Enigma of Robbie Basho

a film by

Liam Barker





Monday, April 12, 2021

POETS WHO SLEEP #46 ~


P O E T S     W H O     S L E E P


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                                           drawn & scribed by Bob Arnold



Friday, April 9, 2021

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

RE-READING MIRON BIALOSZEWSKI ~

     



A Ballad of Going Down To The Store



First I went down to the street

by means of the stairs,

just imagine it,

by means of the stairs.



Then people known to people unknown

passed me by and I passed them by.

Regret

that you did not see

how people walk,

regret!



I entered a complete store:

lamps of glass were glowing.

I saw somebody — he sat down —

and what did I hear? what did I hear?

rustling of bags and human talk.



And indeed,

indeed,

I returned.





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translated from the Polish by Czeslaw Milosz








Monday, April 5, 2021

POETS WHO SLEEP #45 ~


P O E T S     W H O     S L E E P


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                                           drawn & scribed by Bob Arnold



Saturday, April 3, 2021

CONSTANCE DEMBY ~

 



CONSTANCE   DEMBY

1939 ~ 2021