Monthly Archives: September 2015

L’ORIGINE

Why do you allow it to dominate the brain, This feeling things have come to roost, right here and now? Like a writer out of style, steep yourself in porno, Morbidly refining what hardly seems worthwhile; The sad sperm swimming through … Continue reading

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THE DEHUMANIZATION OF ART (1925) Jose Ortega y Gasset

This essay has been a major influence on my work and my thought.  I read it in my twenties, and still value it greatly.  Ortega has always been appreciated by US intellectuals, but is hardly ever cited by writers on art and … Continue reading

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THE USE OF POETRY – A Lecture by Basil Bunting

drawing of Basil Bunting by Erin O’Brien Back in 1985, I found this Lecture in Writing Magazine 12, published in Vancouver BC.  It made a big impression then and it still does – take on board his usage and turns … Continue reading

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THE ANALYSIS OF PERFORMANCE ART

Here is a Link to my book The Analysis of Performance Art and here is a link to a performance archive of the 1970s that I am featured on. Glimpses of Before 1970s Performance Art in the UK A LADA … Continue reading

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