Monthly Archives: April 2012

“A hell of a thing to say” - The Poet & Society

As the semester closes up we’re reading Jack Spicer in my Modern Poetry course. Naturally, I’ve been gorging on Spicer’s voice via PennSound. Until a few days ago I hadn’t thought about Spicer in a while, so it’s refreshing to be with Spicer and the Martians once again.
One of my favorite books of his is Language. [...]

Robert Creeley at Goddard College May 18, 1973

Over the past two weeks my attention keeps turning back to this reading of Creeley’s. Prior to my accidental discovery of it I had no idea what a treasure it would be and is. One morning I was scrolling through R.C.’s page at PennSound and thought to listen to one of my favorite poems, [...]