Robert Creeley

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The Whammies catch the Steve Lacy bug

The American soprano saxophonist and composer Steve Lacy (1934-2004) once described jazz as a "bug" — the kind of virus that can "bite" you any time and any place, and that you can't shake.

By JON GARELICK  |  January 25, 2013

Awaas challenge norms, politics, and audiences

If metal is a fundamentally outsider genre, Awaas is what happens when a metal band looks in.
The sound of progress
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  October 26, 2012

SLIDESHOW: Photos from ''Elsa's Housebook: A Woman's Photojournal''

Photos from Elsa Dorfman's 1974 book, featuring portraits of Allen Ginsberg, Robert Creeley, and Elsa herself.

By ELSA DORFMAN  |  October 19, 2012

Grave Spotting

I asked the question this way: "Where would you want to be buried?" Not "do," but "would." That is to say if, by chance, you were to die, unlikely as that might be, where would you want to spend all of nonexistence?
Spooky? A bit, but Massachusetts's cemeteries are also the bucolic, final resting places of many great American writers.
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  June 18, 2010

Covering Lacy

For Josh Sinton, Steve Lacy stood out almost from the beginning.
A jazz master’s legacy finds traction
By JON GARELICK  |  May 21, 2010

Rhode Island’s First Family of Poetry

Husband and wife Keith and Rosmarie Waldrop will be giving a reading at the Providence Central Library, on Washington Street, on Sunday, April 11 at 2 pm. That’s no small matter for poetry lovers.
Words, Words, Words
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 09, 2010

Marry list

Rock n' Roll saves the day

One way to keep dry, academic art theorizing from getting too, well, dry and academic is to inject some rock and roll.
'Inappropriate Covers' at Brown's Bell Gallery
By GREG COOK  |  May 08, 2009

Frank Carlberg | The American Dream

Other jazz musicians have set the poetry of Robert Creeley to music. Here poetry takes on the form of incantation in the repetition of Creeley's short, oblique verses.
Red Piano  (2009)
By JON GARELICK  |  April 24, 2009

Portland Music News: April 10, 2009

We have a tentative street date for cheek-metal purveyors PIGBOAT 's new album, Float: April 21, with a release show later that week, April 25, at Geno's
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  April 10, 2009

DIY and more

Jazz acts up
Regattabar, Scullers, Creative Nation Music's fifth-anniversary celebration and more
By JON GARELICK  |  March 16, 2009

Portland music news: March 13, 2009

By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  March 11, 2009


Selected and otherwise

Simic is a poet not of big gloomy poems but of small glooms and fears that haunt our waking lives and disturb our sleep.
A sheaf of post-April poetry and poets
By WILLIAM CORBETT  |  May 13, 2008

Sweet fallout

Philip Whalen (1923–2002) is a great American poet.
Philip Whalen’s word bombs
By WILLIAM CORBETT  |  January 14, 2008

Polis Is This: Charles Olson and the Persistence of Place

Ferrini and Riaf present the complex American literary figure Charles Olson in a clear way by focusing not on the facts of his life but on the facts of his work.
The best film about an American poet ever made
By WILLIAM CORBETT  |  September 12, 2007