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Jack Mueller

Top Row, Left to right: George Scrivani, Neeli Cherkovski, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti,
Gerard Nicosia, Jack Mueller. Bottom Row, Left to Right: Unknown man, Matthias Pfaff, Mark Green

Reading of Budada at Lithic Bookstore & Gallery on November 14, 2015

Complete recording (27:42): MP3

Jack Mueller reading from his book, The Gate, Lithic Bookstore & Gallery, Fruita, CO, August 20, 2016

"The Gate is an essay in open form–or a poem as essay. It represents part one of an ongoing work. This poetic essay had its origns in a series of conversations in the basement of the Golden Flyer restaurant on the waterfront in San Francisco. Irregular sessions were attended by Kirby Doyle, Tisa Walden, Howard Hart, Gregory Corso, Neeli Cherkovski and other poets and painters from North Beach. The meetings only continued for a few months, but the talk was passionate and productive. During that time I kept a notebook of my own thoughts towards an evolving poetics. The notebook, an orange German school issue had the words “Tell Notiz” on its cover. That was the original title of the essay, and it resonated neatly with my investigations at the time into the linguistic and archeological findings of Tell Mardikh in Syria–studies that point to the origins of written language in the West. Some of the remarks and ideas brought up in our talks found their wayinto the essay. In most cases, those remarks are in quotations and attributed to the speaker (or author) of the statements."

Complete Reading (3:28): MP3

Jack Mueller reading Boxwork from Amor Fati, Lithic Bookstore & Gallery, Fruita, CO, August 20, 2016

Complete Reading (5:15): MP3

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