There You Are: Interviews, Journals, and Ephemera

There You Are: Interviews, Journals, and Ephemera

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Overview

The inaugural book of Wave's new interview series, There You Are combines forty years of interviews, letters, poems, and journals to present a narrative of the remarkable poet Joanne Kyger, who has intersected with the most influential movements of late twentieth-century poetry, yet has remained rooted in her daily practice with a forthright attention to our present moment.

One of the major poets of the San Francisco Renaissance, Joanne Kyger was born in 1934 in Vallejo, CA. After studying at the University of California, Santa Barbara, she moved to San Francisco in 1957, where she became a member of the circle of poets centered around Jack Spicer and Robert Duncan. In 1960, she joined Gary Snyder in Japan and soon traveled to India with Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky. She returned to California in 1964 and published her first book, The Tapestry and the Web, in 1965. In 1969, she settled in Bolinas, California, where she continues to reside today. She has published over thirty books of poetry and prose, including The Japan and India Journals: 1960-1964, On Time: Poems 2005-2014, As Ever: Selected Poems, and About Now: Collected Poems, which won the 2008 Josephine Miles Award from PEN Oakland.

Cedar Sigo was raised on the Suquamish Reservation in the Pacific Northwest and studied at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute. He is the author of eight books and pamphlets of poetry, including Royals, Language Arts, Stranger in Town, Expensive Magic, and two editions of Selected Writings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940696584
Publisher: Wave Books
Publication date: 09/05/2017
Series: Wave Interview
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

One of the major poets of the San Francisco Renaissance, Joanne Kyger was born in 1934 in Vallejo, CA. After studying at UC Santa Barbara, she moved to San Francisco in 1957, where she became a member of the circle of poets centered around Jack Spicer and Robert Duncan. In 1960, she joined Gary Snyder in Japan and soon traveled to India where, along with Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky, they met the Dalai Lama—all experiences she has written extensively about. She returned to California in 1964 and published her first book, The Tapestry and the Web, in 1965. In 1969, she settled on the coast north of San Francisco, where she continues to reside today. She has published over 30 books of poetry and prose, including The Japan and India Journals: 1960-1964 (2015), On Time: Poems 2005-2014 (2015), As Ever: Selected Poems (2002), and About Now: Collected Poems (2007), which won the 2008 Josephine Miles Award from PEN Oakland. She has taught at Naropa University, The New College of California, and Mills College. In 2006 she was awarded a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.

Cedar Sigo was raised on the Suquamish Reservation in the Pacific Northwest and studied at The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute. He is the author of eight books and pamphlets of poetry, including Royals (Wave Books, 2017), Language Arts (Wave Books, 2014), Stranger in Town (City Lights, 2010), Expensive Magic (House Press, 2008), and two editions of Selected Writings (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2003 and 2005). He has taught workshops at St. Mary’s College, Naropa University, and University Press Books. He lives in San Francisco.

Table of Contents

A note on Joanne Kyger by Robert Creeley

Introduction – Cedar Sigo

Interview with Paul Watsky

from The Japan and India Journals, 1960–1964: March 1962

Two poems from The Tapestry and the Web

Interview with Trevor Carolan

Memories of Kerouac – Joanne Kyger

Letter from Lew Welch (Jan. 9th 1960)

Buzz Time – Joanne Kyger

Buzz photo – Jim Hatch

Two poems from The Tapestry and the Web

Interview with Linda Russo

            with photos by Joanne Kyger circa 1958

Letter from Paris (April 19, 1966) – Joanne Kyger & Larry Fagin

Letter from Philip Whalen (1967)

Still from Descartes (film, 1968)

Letter from Charles Olson (1968)

from Descartes and The Splendor Of

Interview with Bobbie Kimball

Cover from Joanne (1970, photo by Bill Berkson)

Letter to Philip Whalen (1969)

from Desecheo Notebook

Interview with Lawrence Nahem

Robert Creeley – Joanne Kyger

Bolinas Hearsay News: Interview with Stephanie Anderson,

     covers by Arthur Okamura, Philip Whalen & Donald Guravich

Kent State Arts Festival (1974): broadside and interview

from Trip Out and Fall Back

Gregory Corso – Joanne Kyger

Interview with John Thorpe

“Full of Birds in the First” – Joanne Kyger

Bird Notebooks – Joanne Kyger

Robert Creeley Introduction to Joanne Kyger Reading (1982)

Interview with Dale Smith & Michael Price

from Lo & Behold

Interview with David Meltzer

Joe Brainard – Joanne Kyger

Journal sequence for Joe Brainard – Joanne Kyger

Frames – Anne Waldman (1968)

Questions for Joanne Kyger – Anne Waldman

New Millennium Trip to Patzcuaro – Joanne Kyger (2002)

Interview with Tyler Doherty and Tom Morgan

DEER CROWN – Michael McClure (2003)

Interview with Chris McCreary

“School for Flowers” – Joanne Kyger (July 19th 1995)

“When I step through the door..” – Joanne Kyger (1986)

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