Posts Tagged ‘ Jonathan Williams ’

A Love Note to the Quirky South


Roger Manley, “Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden, Summerville, Georgia” (1987–88) (© 2019 Roger Manley, photo courtesy Institute 193)

In this new, posthumously published book, he [Jonathan Williams] writes:

Walks to the Paradise Garden could have been called what Guy Mendes wanted for a title: Way Out People Way Out There. But, as a survivor from the Days of Highbrow Culture, I liked the deeper resonance of my choice. For one thing, many of the people in this book are directly involved with making paradise for themselves in the front yard, the back garden, the parlor, the sun porch, the basement. Making things for them has been a way to salvage a little dignity from often poor and difficult lives. Salvation can come, on one level, from being paid attention to and being recognized.

Decades in the making, the late poet Jonathan Williams’s photo-filled travelogue captures the creative spirit of a region.

Source: A Love Note to the Quirky South

A Longhouse Birdhouse – Black Mountain Poets: Tom Meyer reads from Daode Jing – YouTube 

Source: A Longhouse Birdhouse: THOMAS MEYER ~

Jonathan Williams

A Longhouse Birdhouse: JONATHAN WILLIAMS ~

A Longhouse Birdhouse: JONATHAN WILLIAMS ~.

Somewhere in the Back of the Stars Is the Poet Alfred Starr Hamilton, by John Yau / Hyperallergic


CA Conrad at The Eggshell Parade

CA Conrad

CA Conrad

CA Conrad at The Eggshell Parade :: Video

Jonathan Williams on the photography of Clarence John Laughlin

The Jargon Society

* The photograph pictured above is Clarence John Laughlin’s The Mirror of Nothingness gelatin silver print 1957 SFMoMA

~ a favorite book, df

Thomas Merton at the Abbey of Gethsemene 1964 / Jonathan Williams

Jonathan Williams – Photograph

Booker Ervin and Kenneth Patchen, Lower Manhattan 1959