Tag Archives: 1960s

John Kay on the late Al Masarik

My old pal, poet and photographer John Kay, made this comment when I posted on Facebook about the recent death of poet Al Masarik: “I took many of his poems for my magazine, MAG, at the time, and always loved … Continue reading

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A. D. Winans on the late Al Masarik

Poet Al Winans kindly allowed me to quote from the following post he made on Facebook about his friendship with the late poet, Al Masarik, who died on January 4th, 2015. ********* “Jill (Masarik’s wife) notified me the day it … Continue reading

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Poet Al Masarik has died

Al Masarik, a poet well known in the small press magazine scene of the 1960s and 70s, died in the early hours of January 4, 2015. I don’t recall having had any contact with him back then, although it’s possible, … Continue reading

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Cthulhu In Portland Cement, Fixed On The Page

For about ten years now I’ve been quietly thinking about writing an experimental Lovecraftian novel.  Around a year ago I began making notes and drafting short prose bits towards this project.  Until today, it’s been pretty much a secret, but … Continue reading

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America, I’m Sick Like Worms In My Belly: Two 1960s Concrete Poems and One Prose Fragment

Today I was looking through my files for a poem I wrote in 1969 and came across a couple of examples of my Concrete Poetry and an odd prose fragment.  The first of these, “ode to the sun” is missing … Continue reading

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Taunting, twisting, wretching – concrete poetry from Wraethrom Chapter 11

This concrete poem immediately follows the last image I posted from my 1960s experimental novel, Wraethrom.  Of course, this was written before the advent of home computers, all in one draft, on a typewriter, on the fly.

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Concrete Poetry: Looking Through Old Boxes of Obsolete Articles — a clipping from my novel Wraethrom

It’s been quite a while since I posted any images from Wraethrom, the experimental / concrete poetry novel I wrote in the mid- 1960s.  Here’s a bit taken from Chapter 11:  

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