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Jacket 12 — October 2000 — Contents page

Paul Blackburn, Jorge Carerra Andrade, Kenneth Patchen

Paul Blackburn

Paul Blackburn

Photo of Paul Blackburn
courtesy Joan Miller-Cohn

link Paul Blackburn — poem — Statement (1954)
link Robert Creeley — Preface to Against the Silences
link Mark Weiss — "Zefiro Torna" — for Paul Blackburn — and an afterword
link Laurie Duggan — "Mister P.B." — on Paul Blackburn
link Allen Brafman — Paul Blackburn — A Few Words
link Michael Heller — For Paul Blackburn
link Bob Holman — Just A Moment: Paul Blackburn and the Fragmentation of the New American Poetry
link Martha King — Reading Paul Blackburn
link Basil King — painting of Joan and Paul Blackburn
link Jackson Mac Low — three poems for Paul Blackburn
link Jerome Rothenberg — a note on Paul Blackburn
link Jerome Rothenberg — four poems
link Armand Schwerner — poem — letter to Paul Blackburn . . .
link Carl Thayler — Remembering Paul Blackburn

Reviews and Articles

Esther Williams — Pagan Love Song poster

Esther Williams — Pagan Love Song poster

link Poetry Criticism: What Is It For? (March 15th, 2000, New York City) — moderated by poet Susan Wheeler, the panel engaged critics Stephen Burt, Marjorie Perloff, Michael Scharf and Helen Vendler in a provocative discussion of poetry criticism today. Burt’s and Scharf’s papers were published in Jacket 11; the others are published here, with some audience discussion.

link Paul Quinn on Language poetry — " . . .puns and jokes . . . appropriate for a poet who . . . boasts of working under the influence of the three Marxes — Chico, Groucho and Karl — and the four Williamses — Raymond, William Carlos, Tennessee and Esther."

link David Hess — No Surprises: On Barrett Watten (50 pages)

link Kristin Prevallet — The Exquisite Extremes of Poetry (Watten and Baraka)

link Nate Dorward on three books about Roy FisherInterviews through Time and Selected Prose, Roy Fisher. News for the Ear: A Homage to Roy Fisher. Ed. Peter Robinson and Robert Sheppard, and The Thing about Roy Fisher: Critical Studies Ed. John Kerrigan and Peter Robinson.

The Devil and James McAuley, cover, detail

link Cassandra Pybus — The CIA as Culture Vultures — on the funding of Quadrant magazine — "Josselson was not happy with the make-up of the Australian committee since the CIA strategy was to court intellectuals of the non-communist left, not fund a bunch of zealous anti-communists. . . . Krygier chose James McAuley as editor. He was not an obvious choice for editor of a literary journal, since he was viewed by many in the literary world as a mediocre poet and a Catholic fanatic. This chorus of concern did not bother Krygier. He had no interest in poetry or religion: it was McAuley’s passionate anti-communism which really impressed him."

link Robert Creeley on Charles Olson (his Preface to Charles Olson: The Allegory of a Poet’s Life, by Tom Clark)

link John Miles — Lost Angry Penguins: D.B. Kerr, P.G. Pfeiffer and the real founding of the Angry Penguins

link Sister Sites — Rebecca Wolff — The Story of Fence

link Drew Milne on Caroline Bergvall

link Caroline Bergvall — excerpt from Goan Atom

link Tony Baker on Basil Bunting

link Stephen Cope on A Wild Salience: The Writing of Rae Armantrout

link Rae Armantrout — four poems

link Tom Clark reviews Rachel Loden’s Hotel Imperium

link Rachel Loden — eight poems from Hotel Imperium

link Ramez Qureshi reviews A Paradise of Poets, by Jerome Rothenberg

link Dale Smith reviews Tom Clark’s The Spell 

link David Kennedy reviews Martin Corless-Smith’s Complete Travels

link Jack Kimball — Mad in Craft: Hannah Weiner and Alan Sondheim

link Charles Bernstein on Hannah Weiner

Feature — Jorge Carerra Andrade
edited by Steven Ford Brown


Photograph of Jorge Carerra Andrade
courtesy Enrique Qjeda, Boston College

link Introduction, by Steven Ford Brown

link Twelve Poems — translated by Steven Ford Brown

link H.R.Hays — Jorge Carrera Andrade: "Magician of Metaphors" (1943)

link John Peale Bishop on Andrade (1946)

link Other voices on Andrade — Julian Palley, J. Enrique Qjeda

link Jorge Carrera Andrade — ‘The New American and His Point of View toward Poetry’ — trans. by H.R. Hays

link Jorge Carrera Andrade — a lecture, Vassar College, 1970

link Biographical Sketch and Chronology

link Steven Ford Brown — A Partial Bibliography

link an interview with Steven Ford Brown, in Jacket 18.

Larry Smith — Kenneth Patchen

Allen Ginsberg, Kenneth Patchen, by Harry Redl

Allen Ginsberg and Kenneth Patchen backstage at the Living Theatre where Patchen was performing with Charlie Mingus, New York City 1959. Photo copyright © Harry Redl 1959, 2000.

link Poetry and Jazz days, 1957–1959

From the book Kenneth Patchen: Rebel Poet in America
by Larry Smith


Pacific Time


link Rob Wilson: From the Sublime to the Devious: Writing the Experimental/ Local Pacific:

      — ‘Two Postmodernisms’
      — Hawai’i: Becoming Miss Universe?
      — More Panic Poetics, As Such

link Joe Amato — a response to Rob Wilson


Poems et cetera

link Rae Armantrout
link Mary Jo Bang
link Aaron Belz
link Caroline Bergvall
link Joanne Burns
link Gary Catalano
link Tom Clark — from Cold Spring — A Diary
link Timothy Donnelly
link Michael Farrell
link Dorothy Hewett
link Brian Henry
link John Latta

link Cassie Lewis
link Duane Locke
link Rachel Loden — eight poems from Hotel Imperium
link Anthony Macris — The Olympia (prose)
link Rod Mengham
link Ethan Paquin
link Gary Sullivan
link Carl Thayler
link Hugh Tolhurst
link George Wallace
link Chris Wallace-Crabbe
link Mark Weiss
link Max Winter

Phone lady

The death of Montparnasse…

You think computers ruined poetry — wait till you see what artistic and social ruin the telephone caused:

‘After a day of work, the artists wanted to get away from their studios, and get away from what they were creating. They all met in the cafés to argue about this and that, to discuss their work, politics and philosophy.... We went to the bar of La Coupole. Bob, the barman, was a terrible nice chap... As there was no telephone in those days everybody used him to leave messages. At the Dôme we also had a little place behind the door for messages. The telephone was the death of Montparnasse. ’

— Jaqueline Goddard, January 1995.

Jacqueline Goddard (b.1911) an icon of bohemian femininity, was part of the Paris artistic scene between the wars, and was photographed by Man Ray in Paris in 1930. The telephone lady above is not Ms Goddard.

— Borrowed (with permission) from the Dead Media Project website, at, editor Bruce Sterling

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