St Mark's Clubhouse Letter
includes an illuminating review by Alice Notley about Philip Whalen. As a European I love all things California/1960s. As a sane person I love all things Alice Notley. The review is a good intro to Whalen's work, but perhaps more interestingly gives a good insight into Notley's framework. She goes on at great length about the rhythm of Whalen's work and its connection to augustan verse, something I had never in a million miles thought about and made me think more about Notley's work in terms of rhythm.