On Valencia Street: Poems & Ephemera By Jack Micheline, reviewed by Patrick James Dunagan

  "Micheline died as committed as ever to living his art day-by-day, hour-by-hour, no holds barred. As with his poems and visual art, little…

Having a Drink with Matthew Zapruder

H A V I N G A D R I N K W I T H M A T T H E W Z A P R U D E R

A Note on the Kevin Killian Memorial

On Sunday August 25th a memorial for Kevin Killian (December 24, 1952 – June 15, 2019) was held in the Phyllis Wattis Theatre at SFMOMA. Well prior…

Freshly Animate Investigative Poetry: Asiya Wadud’s Syncope

"In his infamous 1976 poetic manifesto Ed Sanders proclaims: “Poetry, to go forward, in my view, has to begin a voyage into the description of…

The Poet’s Aura

Patrick Dunagan - The Poet's Aura

for Ben, by Patrick James Dunagan

Patrick Dunagan -- for Ben

Patrick Dunagan reviews A Curriculum of the Soul

"Many readers may feel the Institute’s endeavors and the Curriculum are products of an “in crowd” of the devoted. Yet the Curriculum does offer far…

Patrick James Dunagan to Dispatches — further on Maud, 21 June 2016

Dear Dispatches,   Your anecdote of first meeting Ralph Maud coinciding with Blaser's teaching Olson and Maud's powerful reaction to Olson's…

Patrick James Dunagan to Dispatches RE: Charles, Frances, Ralph, and me by Sharon Thesen

Dear Dispatches:   I was immediately enthused to see Thesen’s piece concerning the backstory of editing the Olson/Bolderoff correspondence with…

Five poems

Dunagan for dispatches