Category: 20th century poetry

  • Ko Un

    _____         Born in 1933, Ko Un is a former Zen monk, a former prisoner, and a poet. Here we sample from, his web site:     Ko Un     There, on the page called “Ko Un on Ko Un“, he writes: For instance, who today would contradict someone who insists […]

  • A Conversation on Experimental Fiction and Now Poetry

    _____     The argumentative aspect of a conversation on experimental fiction and now poetry, began with Scott Esposito’s posting the following in his blog, about an article John Freeman wrote: Stunning lack of experimentation in American fiction in the past 20 years? John, you’ve been reading The New York Times too much, amigo. Below […]

  • Punky Dunk and the Spotted Pup

    _____         PUNKY DUNK AND THE SPOTTED PUP     THIS LITTLE STORY IS TOLD AND THE LITTLE PICTURES WERE DRAWN FOR A GOOD LITTLE CHILD NAMED         ______________________________     Published in the Shop of P.F. VOLLAND & CO. CHICAGO COPYRIGHT, 1912, P. F. VOLLAND & CO., CHICAGO, […]

  • Billy Collins: An Evening with the former U.S. Poet Laureate

    ________   Below is the original post made at Bud Bloom poetry, when it was possible to link to Billy Collins’ evening at UC Santa Barbara on September 15, 2003. In its stead, click on his picture to go to the Online Newshour show of Elizabeth Farnsworth’s December 10, 2001 interview of Billy Collins, in […]

  • Jack Kerouac, the 20th Century’s Greatest Poet: One Hour of Video

    ________   The original Bud Bloom post contained video that is now unavailable online. Here, we begin instead with the video “Lowell Blues”, a film by Henry Ferrini. Here is a quote from the Ferrini Productions site: “Lowell Blues is a 30 minute Film Poem fusing language, music and image to explore Jack Kerouac’s childhood […]

  • The Top 20 Greatest Banjo Paterson Poems of All Time

    _______     Below are the Top 20 poems by Australian poet Andrew Barton “Banjo” Paterson (Barty to his friends, by the way), who lived from 1864 into 1941. They are arranged from number 20 down to number 1, placed in order by my preference after reading the 222 Paterson poems found on the web. […]