Category Archives: Poetry

The Color of Pomegranates – Sergei Parajanov (1968)

Wikipedia – “The Color of Pomegranates (Armenian: Նռան գույնը) is a 1969 Soviet art film written and directed by Sergei Parajanov. It is a poetic treatment of the life of the 18th century Armenian singer Sayat-Nova. It has appeared in … Continue reading

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Notes of a Dirty Old Man – Charles Bukowski (1969)

“Notes of a Dirty Old Man (1969) is a collection of underground newspaper columns written by Charles Bukowski for the Open City newspaper that were collated and published by Essex House in 1969. His short articles were marked by his … Continue reading

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The Gaslight Cafe

“The Gaslight Cafe was a coffeehouse in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York. Also known as The Village Gaslight, it opened in 1958 and became notable as a venue for folk music and other musical acts. It closed … Continue reading

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Cooking with Richard Brautigan

“‘In watermelon sugar the deeds were done and done again as my life is done in watermelon sugar. I will tell you about it because I am here and you are distant.’ These are the opening lines of In Watermelon … Continue reading

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USCO

Gerd Stern, NO OW NOW, USCO Two Mantras, 1966-70 “USCO was an American media art collective in the 1960s, founded by Gerd Stern, Michael Callahan, and Steve Durkee in New York. USCO, an acronym for Us Company or the Company … Continue reading

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Jack Spicer

“Although known primarily among a coterie of poets in the San Francisco Bay Area at the time of his death in 1965, Jack Spicer has slowly become a towering figure in American poetry. He was born in Los Angeles in … Continue reading

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Francis Ponge

Francis Ponge: Things “Francis Jean Gaston Alfred Ponge (French: [pɔ̃ʒ]; 27 March 1899 – 6 August 1988) was a French essayist and poet. Influenced by surrealism, he developed a form of prose poem, minutely examining everyday objects. … From 1952 to … Continue reading

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