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Poet and small press editor Harry Calhoun has died

Sadly, poet and small press editor Harry Calhoun passed away on October 31, 2015. I didn’t know him well, but we had some very pleasant exchanges by mail and/or email and he sent me at least one, and possibly more … Continue reading

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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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Experimental Poet F. A. Nettelbeck

Here’s a great piece on poet F. A. Nettelbeck by Stephen Kessler.  He sees in Nettelbeck what I saw: a unique literary genius hidden under a rough exterior.  Link: http://www.santacruz.com/news/2011/01/24/f._a._nettelbeck_outlaw_poet It’s been a little over two years since F. A. … Continue reading

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two young poets worth your time

[Moved from my old Myspace blog.  Original post date was January 21, 2008.] I’ve read countless small press poets in my time, and the vast majority are talented people who have a way with words, but — sadly — their … Continue reading

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