Wednesday, March 31, 2010

RE: The "New York School"

Part I.

I think, in the long run, two poets will remain as most representative of 20/21 century NYC poetics, so called.

Gregory Corso and Barbara Guest....not necessarily in that order. But those are the results of an interior poll taken recently here.

Well what about, ummm, FOH? Sorry...buried by twitter. Paul know that makes me sad too...he was Frankie's equal, straight but equal. Alice Notley...well she sure deserves it...who knows...all best luck. Jimmy and Allen and Sir John and Kenny and all the rest....ah........well nope. Not gonna happen. Why? No legs. Period.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

RE: Read what?

Someone told me to read Fredereck Seidel. I looked at Poetry Foundation site. Fuck that. Sorry. No time. Still reading S. Clay Wilson, Spain Rodriquez, Joyce Former and Lyn Chevely. Real vispo, real funny poetry with good pictures. Call me old school. It is gross or it is crap. Know the difference and ye shall be entertained no end. Read a bad poet who says pussy a lot and well you just read a bad poet who says pussy a lot. I am old enough to remember first hearing Lenore Kandel which is why a bit later when someone shoved Frank O'Hare at me I got over it before too long. Sorry Frankie. I reread Kandel when she died last October....pretty good poems for sure.

This is the kinda stuff you think about when you find yourself 68 years old. You should be so lucky.