Friday, November 20, 2020

 During my many years as an investigative poet I have dabbled in 'renga' (as I've known it) with various friends and students. So here is a helpful essay by David Gerard, famous for his thousands of Issa translations and his Daily Issa.

My recent essay on one of Issa’s renku that was published in the British journal Presence, is now available online. Enjoy:

David (Gerard)

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All The Things You Are / 52nd Street Theme

All The Things They Are!

Thursday, November 12, 2020

A reading by Derek Beaulieu

An extremely interesting conversation with a multi-disciplined and creative soul on the Canadian poetry scene! Plain speaking on trciky aesthetic questions.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Charles Mingus - So Long Eric (1964)

Oh this is wonderful - and we're able to hear it in 2020! "Good grief!" as Peanuts says ...

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Full Concert: Duke, Dizzy, Trane

It's always best to hear the original, but this is a great concert with many individual moments and good arrangements.

Thursday, April 16, 2020