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Poem by Jade Blackmore – The Robot October 21, 2019

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She never said she was Marilyn reborn.
Swallowing the incandescent air,
Nonchalant, bidding her time,
Kicking in the most superficial memories.
A vacuumed gutter of change,
The seed of a willow, or
The dandelion’s heir.

An absent goddess
A blonde robot,
Assured by the rhythmic lock of
Boots and whips.
It’s not right to leave the fold this way.

Greedy rogues
Wishing for more,
Dissolving into the arc of dawn.
They’re all fools.
The decaying flutter of heaven’s dollars
Is the only music they’ll ever hear
Tomorrow hangs in the balance
It only gets in the way.

Life’s background extras scatter like frenetic pinballs.
In the end,
The voyeurs got what they wanted.
Frozen in purgatory, empty vessels,
After the vampire left.



*Another 40-year old poem I found in one of my journals

Anne Waldman and Ted Berrigan read their poem “Memorial Day,” circa 1973 February 8, 2015

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Documenting the Rise of the Los Angeles Poetry Scene January 31, 2015

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Read about the book “A Higher Form of Politics: The Rise of a Poetry Scene, Los Angeles, 1950-1990, at this link

The 1980s were a great time for poetry in L.A. – Bukowski reading at Al’s Bar, punk poetry with Exene, Henry Rollins and others, and poetry readings at the Lhasa Club and Cathay de Grande. If I can find my flyer from the reading I gave with the L.A. Surrealist Alliance in 1985, I’ll post it..

Patti Smith – Poetry Reading, 1973 August 26, 2014

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Info Needed for New Alternative Press Project March 1, 2014

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I got an email the other day from Ken Wachsberger, the alternative press historian and author of the Voices From the Underground Series. He is working on a new project digitizing underground, alternative, and literary publications of the 1950s to the 1980s.  You can learn more about the project at Library Journal.

He is looking for an email address or other contact information for Ken Stone, editor of Thirteen Magazine from 1982-1994. If you have Ken Stone’s contact info, or if you want to know more about Voices from the Underground,  you can contact Ken Wachsberger through the contact form on the Voices website.