Daily Archives: April 20, 2022

Year of the Mad Bomber

Sam Melville “Throughout much of 1968, Sam Melville, an unemployed 34-year-old with an estranged wife and 5-year-old son, frequently sat at his desk in a squalid apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, contemplating how he could destroy America. … Continue reading

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Charles Olsen: “The poet as pedagogue / Is the teacher”

“Charles Olson was a didactic poet, poetical pedagogue, a ‘poet-teacher’ par excellence. This inclination, however, must be understood as more than the mere juxtaposition or conjunction of two separate but equal vocations. For Olson, to be a poet was perforce … Continue reading

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