poetry

George-Thérèse Dickenson (1951–2021)

Poet, editor, and activist George-Thérèse Dickenson died June 15, 2021 in New York. The cause was a brain hemorrhage, according to her brother, John Dickenson.

With Will Bennett, Dickenson edited the magazine Assassin in the late 1970s.
She published two books:
Striations, from Good Gay Poets (Boston, 1976)
Transducing, from Segue (New York, 1986)

The Oystercatcher #18, on Immediatism podcast

The Oystercatcher #18, on Immediatism podcast

Enjoy these four recordings of pieces from the latest issue of The Oystercatcher journal, which is full of gorgeous surrealist art not able to be represented through the podcast medium. charred discusses the condition and situation of being a settler in Beyond the Ecology of Presence: Being Anarchists on Indigenous Lands. Steven Cline celebrates chaos and challenges language in the surprising piece, Amok. Guy Girard describes the state of policing in Paris in Everybody Hates the Police!

Night Forest Journal Issue 3

is this what anarchist poetry looks like in 2k21?

Originally published here - https://nightforestpoetry.wordpress.com/2021/04/24/night-forest-journal-...

The world has been a strange place since the release of the second issue of our journal. This strange quality has permeated near all aspects of civilisation, in more ways than we could articulate here. In a very long book, the philosopher Schopenhauer described poetry as being greater than history, as history can only account for a generalised description of the world (re-presented at a distance), while poetry articulates the experience of living in a moment, as the experiencer seeks to express ir. So, while these words are not a generalised totalising narrative of the experience of being in the world, they are expressions that these individuals wished to articulate, of their experience of this strange world.

Italian poet-anarchist Sante Notarnicola thought he was Robin Hood

By Alan Howe, The Australian
April 3, 2021

Sante Notarnicola. Anarchist, poet. Born Taranto, Italy, December 15, 1938; died Bologna, Italy, March 22, aged 82.

Sante Notarnicola is dead. Maybe not such a bad thing. Notarnicola couldn’t decide if he was an anarchist or a communist, and seems to have spent his life suspended between both while imagining himself to be a poet.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti – Anarchist Poet

from Robert Graham's Anarchism Weblog via The Free

Here’s to Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919-2021), anarchist, poet, publisher of the Beat poets, and host of City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco, who died on February 22, 2021 at the grand old age of 101, a month shy of his 102nd birthday.

Substrate

by bugs

CW: Suicide, extreme mental health hardship

Like many of you I’m sure, I’ve been considering the idea of “normal” recently. While at the moment people in North America are calling for a “return to normal” with about as much creativity as is to be expected from this continent, I would assert that most people's lives haven't changed all that much.

Beyond The Dark Horizon Volume 2 released

Beyond The Dark Horizon Volume 2 released

From Beyond the Dark Horizon

A publication of green anarchist art, poetry, stories, rants from 'so called-Australia'

"We are in a new epoch of breakdown what will it mean to not have a horizon ... to have no map of how act ... to have only shifting sands to cling to and be in a world radically different than that of the last 10000+ years? What does green anarchy mean today."

New issue of UK anarchist zine Return Fire

New issue of UK anarchist zine Return Fire

Return Fire vol.6 chap.1 now out, & new PGP key

This chapter features anti-authoritarian propositions, social movement analysis, dispatches from frontlines of revolt and from its edges, conceptions of various indigenous anarchisms, odes to play and dis-alienation, the usual repression reports and action methodologies, love letters to the land and bodily practices for rejoining ourselves with it...

destituencies: issue zero

destituencies: issue zero

From destituencies

In destituencies’ zeroeth issue, we’ve brought together a compact ensemble of four works that we’d like to offer as an excuse to pause and as an opportunity to break away from the alerts and alarms that accumulate in and increasingly structure our lives, whether expressed as cascades of anxious screen notifications or as chameleonic emergency measures. And of course, as the world collectively holds its breath, we send this out also as an invitation to think beyond the hollow yet exhausting dramas of the election. In place of “What is going to happen?,” a repressive apprehension of what may happen to us, we choose to ask instead “What might otherwise happen?” in hopes of pursuing what can possibly be done and, perhaps more urgently, undone.

Diane di Prima, prolific Beat poet, dead at 86

from Datebook

Diane di Prima, a prolific poet who pursued the life of a Beat and rose to the position of San Francisco poet laureate, died Sunday, Oct. 25. Di Prima was born Aug. 6, 1934, in Brooklyn, raised in the Italian-American neighborhood of Carroll Gardens. Her father was a lawyer and her mother a schoolteacher. She told The Chronicle her grandfather spoke Italian to her and taught her to be an anarchist, a political leaning she supported ever after. “My mom was fearless,” Dominique DiPrima, a talk radio host and activist, told The Chronicle. “She taught us to question authority and believe in the power of our creativity. She was truly a pioneer.”

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