Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Allen Ginsberg Project: Mind, Mouth and Page (Gertrude Stein)

AG: Yeah, I think we were talking about that at the end of the last sitting here, when somebody asked me - since Williams, what was done, since Williams, what has been accomplished in poetics? - or, what new thing has been added? - and I was talking about the practice of some poets working out of Gertrude Stein, for whom words were objects, and so it was like the building of little sculptures of words, or symphonic forms, or musical forms, or abstract forms, made out of words. Were you here for that at all?
The Allen Ginsberg Project: Mind, Mouth and Page - 28 (Gertrude Stein): [Gertrude Stein (1874-1946] Student: ["No ideas but in things" (William Carlos Williams) ] - Can you observe words that way? Like, can wor...

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