See Basil Bunting
to Louis Zukofsky, 23 November 1964 (Texas).
Mark Knopfler recalling his time on the Chronicle in the 1960s which inspired his song Basil in homage to the poet Basil Bunting
, above right, who worked on the paper as a sub editor |Mark Knopfler recalling his time on the Chronicle in the 1960s which inspired his song Basil in homage to the poet Basil Bunting
, above right, who worked on the paper as a sub editor |
The first thing that can be said for Basil Bunting
on Poetry, a diverting volume of lectures gamely reconstructed from rough drafts and audiotapes, is that it should squelch the temptation to caricature Bunting as some roaring Caliban sprung into free verse by Pound's rough magic.
Then, at 1pm, there will be a collective reading of Briggflatts at the famous Morden Tower, Back Stowell Street, the venue established by Tom and Connie Pickard where Basil Bunting
once read along with the American beat poet Allen Ginsberg.
Mark meanwhile said his song Basil was inuenced by meeting Basil Bunting
at the Chronicle.
The concert will feature work by Ashington dialect poet Fred Reed and other poets including Catherine Graham, Basil Bunting
and Sid Chaplin.
was extraordinary I WAS interested to read Mark Knopfler's recollections (Chronicle, February 23) of the poet Basil Bunting
, who inspired one of the songs on the rock musician's new album.
I didn't think of using Basil Bunting
for the talk, despite the dense musicality of his most famous poem, Briggflatts.
1) All references are to Basil Bunting
, Collected Poems, 2nd edn (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1978).
was inspired by his time as Basil is the second song on the album Tracker and is about the poet Basil Bunting
who was a reporter for the newspaper at the is about the poet Basil Bunting
who was a reportsame time.
He studied with Charles Olson and Basil Bunting
in Buffalo in the 1960s, and replaced Robert Creeley at the University of New Mexico in 1967.
The concert will feature work by Ashington dialect poet Fred Reed, Newcastle poet Catherine Graham, Basil Bunting
, Ripyard Cuddling (alias Jack Davitt) and Michael's father, Sid Chaplin.