Let me introduce myself. I am Claudia Samperi-Warren, the daughter of the american Poet Frank Samperi.
This blog will be in honor of my father's life as a poet.
Ed,amazing correspondence, placing you at a significant literary crossroads in 60s, 70s. As you know I've always seen your work as in tradition of an Eastern Corman-shaped and-inspired poetics, written in a minimalism that homages tradition respectfully. The connection to "Origin" and no less a figure than Olson is so palpable, real here: it's as though it took place last week.My favourite line of Corman's: "the work is an offering for those who can receive". What a treasure.Thanks for posting it, Claudia!
Alan Ginsberg ( in 1974) also said something similar to me.I asked him "who do you (meaning we) write for?"He shot back withouthesitation: "for those who dig it"and Jamie, who was there, replied: "far out"what was corny then is literature now.... go figure!