Paul Jaussen, English


Beverly Dahlen Interview

Beverly Dahlen is a poet and educator from San Francisco who
has had a profound influence on contemporary experimental poetry.  She
was one of the founding editors of the feminist journal How(ever) and
has published a number of volumes of poetry, most notably her on-going
long poem _A Reading_, begun in the late 1970s.  In this recording,
Emily Beall and Paul Jaussen, graduate students in the department of
English, converse with Dahlen on a number of topics, including the
history of West coast poetry communities, her theories of poetics and
aesthetics, and the cultural value of poetry today.