Day: April 8, 2006

Philip Lamantia’s Last Interview

“Note: In July 2001, I was asked to interview Philip Lamantia for a local Bay Area magazine. It was meant to be a puff piece for a general audience, but Philip took it quite seriously as an opportunity to discuss his spiritual life and its relation to surrealism and poetry. Read the rest

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I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

For many, William Wordsworth probably represents a flashback to a boring few weeks in high school English Lit. class. I know I studied every word of these well-known lines for memorization and maybe even a pop quiz. Reading Wordsworth’s work today may seem a bit old-fashioned, but immersing yourself in … Read the rest

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