BPM

Digital arm of the eponymous poetry zine

Edited by Andrew Hughes And Whit Griffin
On August 28 Pierre Jorris began posting installments of Robert Kelly’s An Alchemical Journal (first published in IO magazine #4, summer 1967 & reprinted in The Alchemist to Mercury, a collection of Kelly’s work edited by Jed Rasula in 1981).  

On August 28 Pierre Jorris began posting installments of Robert Kelly’s An Alchemical Journal (first published in IO magazine #4, summer 1967 & reprinted in The Alchemist to Mercury, a collection of Kelly’s work edited by Jed Rasula in 1981).  

hypsarrhythmia:

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9
The Leaves of Southwell
 
Maple & hawthorn & oak. Crow-foot & cinquefoil
(Aubrey’s Midsummer Silver?).
 
Vine & ivy & hops. Rose, bryony (a Mandrake), geranium, mulberry,
wormwood. Fig, bittersweet & blackthorn.
 
It is an assemblage (a community?) including its dragons with
crisply carved acorns.
 
Two hounds devour a hare. A bird seizes a grape with its
beak. Both green men & the winged
 
fruit of maple are in hierarchy of accuracy—the ribbed & the delicate
ascending to the general. But here, a throat
 
come aleaf, there a branch held aloft.
And a kind of greening speech comes from those mouths
 
all but winged—each leaf
cleft & articulate. Southwell, of the leaves
 
of limestone: trefoil, quatrefoil, cinquefoil (as foil means
leaf): a ‘burnisht corall’ & geranium
 
brain: cranesbill, crow-foot: blackthorn & whitehorn,
quickthorn, Jack-in-the-green:
 
a man cleft, as Mandrakes, the ‘man-shaped
dragon’, Mandragora.
 
 

Ronald Johnson

Robert Creely with Allen Ginsberg at the Vancouver Conference (July 1963) issued as Audit Vol. V No. 1 in the Spring of 1968.  Download PDF Here

Robert Creely with Allen Ginsberg at the Vancouver Conference (July 1963) issued as Audit Vol. V No. 1 in the Spring of 1968.  Download PDF Here

“Hegel asserts that the animal voice signals but does not signify. Wrong again, bitch. Through a process of re-wilding, Beast Feastreturns us to the lingual theater of the Real Animal while nevertheless articulating “human” concerns. The beast itself, unnamed and unspecified (and ALIVE), retains its vital essence, devouring Hegel and anything else dumb enough to enter its zone. Which is everywhere. Here nature surpasses itself by its own means: death, annihilation, eating, subsuming, excreting. An ode to excess that masticates the inscribed and the liminal (gender, race, capital, the idealized environment); a feral politics indeed. The new cosmophagist anthem.” —C. Violet Eaton
Cody-Rose Clevidence :  Beast Feast
A review by Stephen Burt in Publisher’s Weekly

“Hegel asserts that the animal voice signals but does not signify. Wrong again, bitch. Through a process of re-wilding, Beast Feastreturns us to the lingual theater of the Real Animal while nevertheless articulating “human” concerns. The beast itself, unnamed and unspecified (and ALIVE), retains its vital essence, devouring Hegel and anything else dumb enough to enter its zone. Which is everywhere. Here nature surpasses itself by its own means: death, annihilation, eating, subsuming, excreting. An ode to excess that masticates the inscribed and the liminal (gender, race, capital, the idealized environment); a feral politics indeed. The new cosmophagist anthem.” —C. Violet Eaton

Cody-Rose Clevidence :  Beast Feast

A review by Stephen Burt in Publisher’s Weekly

The Table of Contents to American Poetry Since 1970: Up Late, edited by Andrei Codrescu.  I found a copy of this in New Paltz, NY earlier this week. It’s a good companion to the Don Allen anthology and has a lot of poets that fall outside the canon.  I’ve never come across this book before, but it seems there are lots of affordable used copies available out there.  

Sunday Brunch at The Druid

*Mark Lamoureux & Chris Rizzo  *Gerrit Lansing & Anna Kreienberg  *Chris Rizzo & Jim Dunn  *Gerrit holding court  *Whit & Gerrit pondering the menu *Cheers  

More snaps from the 2014 Boston Poetry Marathon (Sunday)

*Joe Torra, Gerrit Lansing, Mitch Manning  *Chris Rizzo  *Chuck Stebelton (note Douglas Rothschild’s Slurpee)  *John Mulrooney  *Joe Torra  *Gerrit Lansing  *Carol Weston

Here are some of my bad snapshots from last night (Saturday) at the Boston Poetry Marathon:

*Ben Mazer  *Brendan Lorber & Jim Behrle  *Jess Mynes & Jim  *Jim & Mitch Highfill  *Mark Lamoureux  *John Mulrooney & Douglas Rothschild