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Black Mountain Poetry
Posted by: Zoe (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: March 17, 2003 05:07PM

Can anyone tell me more about Black Mountain Poetry, some examples would
be helpful.

Many thanks in advance,
Zoe


Re: Black Mountain Poetry
Posted by: Tandy (---.networkrichmond.com)
Date: March 17, 2003 05:22PM

Go to Google and look up Black Mountain Poetry.


Re: Black Mountain Poetry
Posted by: Zoe (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: March 17, 2003 05:22PM

So far, I have gathered:-

Black Mountain College was founded in 1933
The school came about on behalf of John Andrew Rice. He had been in an argument with the president over educaitonal policies and procedures. Rice joined former colleagues in raising funds to establish a new college where they could demonstrate and express their educational theories. They soon found enough money to lease a building owned by a religious organization in Black Mountain, North Carolina, which was the site of their newly founded experiment.

Rice's emphasis on the college involved a desire for an institution that would allow individuals :

"to develop according to their abilities rather than preach the dictates of any disciplin or the requirements for particular careers."


Dominant figures in Black Mountain Poetry:
Robert Creeley
Robert Duncan
Charles Olson

Any more information or examples of poetry would be greatly appreciated.


Re: Black Mountain Poetry
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: March 17, 2003 07:00PM

I didn't know anything about BLACK MOUNTAIN POETRY, but went looking because I remember my mother saying that Robert Creeley was a wonderful teacher.

There's an essay on CREELEY, OLSON, AND THE GENESIS OF BLACK MOUNTAIN POETRY at:
[www.oysterboyreview.com] />
Here's an excerpt (with a memorable typo):

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In addition to Creeley and Olson, there are in particular Robert Duncan, who was at the college briefly; Denise Levertov, Creeley's friend, who was not; Paul Blackburn, who also never was at the college; and Edward Dorn, Jonathan Williams, Joel Oppenheimer, Michael Rumaker, and John Weiners, who were all students at the school. Add in a fiction writer and memoirist, Fielding Dawson. And then the many others who have fallowed, both known and unknown, from SUNY Buffalo where both Olson and Creeley eventually landed after Black Mountain, and onward to Ginsberg and Waldman's Naropa.

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Re: Black Mountain Poetry
Posted by: Zoe (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: March 18, 2003 03:40PM

Black Water Poetry

Robert Duncan
Denise Levertov
Paul Blackburn
Edward Dorn
Jonathan Williams
Joel Oppenheimer
Michael Rumaker
John Weiners
Fielding Dawson


Thanks, found some useful links - thought I would share them (in case anyone is interested)

[www.english.uiuc.edu] /> Paul Blackburn (*1926 - 1971)

[www.poets.org] /> Denise Leverton
Poetry Exhibits (The Academy of American Poets)

[www.rooknet.com] /> The Beat Page
Denise Leverton

[www.english.uiuc.edu] /> Cary Nelson

[translate.google.com] />
The Beat Generation - translated from Italien.
Joel Oppenheimer

[www.rooknet.com] /> The Beat Page


Re: Black Mountain Poetry
Posted by: Zoe (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: June 04, 2003 09:16PM

BUMP




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