Robert Grenier (in Phantom Anthems, 1986) wrote what I think is an absolutely brilliant response to and satire of William Carlos Williams. Here it is:
Butfor William Carlos Williams
the young plum treelike a martiniwith new greenleaves how metrical
likely & con-versant it wouldhave been today towrite a true imagist poem
On the last morning of one of this summer's camping sessions, the Tacoma staff woke up the girls very very early (4 am?) and took them on a sunrise hike up Giant Le
In the early 90s I taught my class on the literature and culture of the 1950s.
I've written a brief review of Alan Wald's new book Trinity of Passion: The Literary Left and the Antifascist Crusade.
Kenneth Rexroth in the New York Times Book Review in 1961 on the new poets: Denise Levertov was tops, with Robert Creeley a close second, Charles Olson third (oh C.O.