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  Eric Mottram - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eric Mottram (1924 - January 16, 1995) was a teacher, critic, editor and poet who was one of the central figures in the British Poetry Revival.
Mottram was born in London and educated at Purley Grammar School, Croydon, and Blackpool Grammar School, Lancashire.
In the early 1970's, Mottram was a guest lecturer at Kent State University, where, along with Black Mountain poet Ed Dorn, he was an early supporter of the musical group Devo, and its founders Gerald Casale and Robert Lewis, whose poetry Mottram published when he was editor of the Poetry Review.
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 British Poetry Revival - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mottram, Nuttall, Horovitz and Burns were all close to the Beat generation writers.
Mottram and Raworth were also influenced by the Black Mountain poets while Raworth and Harwood shared an interest in the poets of the New York School.
Eric Mottram was a central figure on the London scene, both for his personal and professional knowledge of the Beat generation writers and his abilities as a promoter and poet.
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 Eric Mottram: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Eric Mottram (1924-January 16, 1995) was a teacher, critic, editor and poet who was one of the central figures in the British Poetry Revival (additional info and facts about British Poetry Revival).
Mottram and the Beat Generation (A United States youth subculture of the 1950s; rejected possessions or regular work or traditional dress; for communal living and psychedelic drugs and anarchism; favored modern forms of jazz (e.g., bebop))
Mottram's first book of poetry, Inside the whale was published by Bob Cobbing (additional info and facts about Bob Cobbing) 's Writers Forum in 1970.
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 ||| Granary Books :: A Book of the Book || Jerome Rothenberg & Steven Clay |||
is strange to begin—as indeed we have to begin—in Eric Mottram's absence.
Eric, in other words, had given me an opening & I had let it pass without making it clear (as Eric was perhaps pushing me to do at the beginning) that the book & writing had always been part of my poetics & even my ethnopoetics & was at that moment becoming—if anything—still more overt.
In that sense, as Eric clearly knew, the book (taken as the "scene," the place in which the writing comes together) was the hidden side of my ethnopoetics, as the city was (for me) the scene of the "new wilderness" named as my project of that time.
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 Introduction tp Bob Cobbing
I had a letter from Eric in the mid 70s where he responded to a reference I had made to this year, the year 2000, and saying that he will be long gone by then, that is now: far seeing, regrettably, as ever.
As with Eric Mottram, Bob Cobbing, though he distinguishes between his private and his public, does not keep them entirely separate, but allows them to inform each other; and the poetic pervades and to a considerable extent gives shape to both.
Without Eric, I wonder what many of us would be doing now; that generative energy of Mottram's remains in so much that we do; and it remains in what Bob Cobbing is about to present.
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He was the first to teach Beat writing in Europe in the 1950s, the first teacher of American Studies at the University of London, and a co-founder of the Institute of United States Studies in the University of London in 1963.
An indefatigable supporter of the most adventurous, inventive, and socially engaged poetry of the UK and USA, Mottram introduced at least two generations of poets to poetry hidden from view by the a literary establishment, on both sides of the Atlantic that, in Mottram's words, promoted a conformist poetry decoration and decorum.
As Pierre Joris wrote of Eric's poetry -- this is work of "gut passion, crystal clarity of intellect." For *Alive in Parts of This Century*, Pierre Joris chose lines (almost all) from Eric Mottram's work for his contribution.
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When Mottram writes in "Dionysus in America," for instance, that "A new society, it is assumed, introduces a new morphology of culture.
It's hard to know exactly what Mottram means by the word, except that he seemed fearful that those same anarchic and Dionysian energies he elsewhere admired had, as is well-known, anti-democratic possibilities.
But certainly I hope that it is in the spirit of Mottram and his work to say that, in meeting his associates and engaging the writings one of the most valuable experiences for me has been in finding a range of opinion and interest poised squarely against both insularity and snobbery.
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 Michael Davidson on "Mantis"
This disparity has prompted Eric Mottram to speak of "A"-9's canzone structure as a kind of "dandyism" whose "strained versifying operates a trite statement of art taking its place as labour in 1938-40" (98).
Mottram's essay is one the best accounts of the difficulties of forging a materialist poetics, but it fails to historicize the oppositional meaning of Zukofsky's formalism with respect to competing theories of committed art during this period.
It is for "'Mantis,’ an Interpretation" to return to the poem and dismantle the totalizing gesture implied by the form and manifested in its utopian apostrophe.
www.english.uiuc.edu /maps/poets/s_z/zukofsky/davidson.htm   (1728 words)

 Encyclopedia: Eric Mottram
The British Poetry Revival is the general name given to a loose poetic movement in Britain that took place in the 1960s and 1970s.
Eric Mottram - definition of Eric Mottram in Encyclopedia
Eric Mottram (1924-January 16, 1995) was a teacher, critic, editor and poet who was one of the central figures in the British Poetry Revival.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Eric-Mottram   (297 words)

 AIM25: King's College London College Archives: MOTTRAM, Professor Eric Noel William (1924-1995)
Inaugural meeting of the Institute of United States Studies at the University of London of which Mottram was co-founder and was responsible especially for the literary and cultural elements of the MA course in Area Studies (United States), 5 Jul 1965.
Two anthologies were issued in later 1994 to celebrate Mottram's 70th birthday: Motley for Mottram:tributes to Eric Mottram on his 70th birthday ed.
Mottram was well known for his ability to draw ideas and make connections from and between the most disparate sources and in seeking to provide an accessible arrangement for the collection we have been mindful of the need to respect Mottram's arrangement wherever possible.
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 Chicago Review: What not to make of Eric Mottram: questions & remarks on contemporary British & American ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Eric Mottram, the late editor and critic of 'Poetry Review,' is credited for promoting transatlantic discourse among American and British avant-garde poets, writers and scholars.
Attendees at the Eric Mottram Conference in Poetics and Cultural Studies debated on the extent of Mottram's work and whether his views on poetics still apply.
The following remarks were delivered at the first Eric Mottram Conference in Poetics and Cultural Studies at The University of London's Centre...
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 Collage and post collage
It is strange to be here today without Eric Mottram in attendance - and thus without his feedback, as inescapable as it was useful.
I will speak, on this occasion, of collage and post-collage, if there is such a thing: a subject and technique close to Mottram's concerns and practices from his poems and essays to his teaching and thinking.
Analysing several of the poems in Against Tyranny, specifically "Life Speed" and "The Revolter," I discovered that some ninety five per cent of their language matter was taken over from Paul Nizan's Aden Arabie and from Sartre's preface to that book.
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 Fantastic Metropolis » Diggers March on Uxbridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I wrote to Bill, when he was staying in London, cataloguing the Eric Mottram archive (a monster task), and asked about his time in Cowley.
The trajectory of life and career from biker youth, through a period as ‘guest worker’ in Germany, to the burning boat and the decamping to County Durham, remain a private matter; the ordinary accidents, as he would have it, of a life lived.
Griffiths received the support of Professor Eric Mottram and the ever-enthusiastic polemicist Jeff Nuttall, but the broadsheets were otherwise engaged, proud of their bottomless ignorance.
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 Eric Mottram catalogue 5b: Creative writers, twentieth century, continued, I-Z   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Norman Mailer, published essay by Mottram: manuscript draft essay headed 'N. Mailer: the reporter of the divine economy'; typescript with manuscript corrections, headed 'Norman Mailer: frontline reporter of the divine economy'; two photocopies of article as published in First person singular: studies in American autobiography ed.
Arthur Miller, material by Mottram: manuscript draft, typescript carbon, and revised typescript of essay 'Arthur Miller and the little tax: the development of a political dramatist in America'; photocopy of text of essay published in American Theatre ed.
Flannery O'Connor: Mottram manuscript essay headed 'Flannery O'Connor 1925-1964' and opening 'Flannery O'Connor's texts expose the processes...'; Mottram manuscript draft essay or notes on O'Connor, with manuscript bibliography; Mottram typescript and manuscript notes on individual books; two articles by O'Connor, one titled, 'The fiction writer and his country' from The living novel ed.
www.kcl.ac.uk /kis/archives/mottram/mot05b.htm   (2232 words)

 Eric Mottram
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The New British Poetry was a poetry anthology from 1988, jointly edited by Gillian Allnutt, Fred D'Aguiar, Ken Edwards and Eric Mottram, respectively concerned with feminist, Afro-Caribbean, younger and British poetry revival poets.
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 Eric Mottram catalogue 5a: Creative writers, Twentieth Century, by alphabetical order of surname, A-H   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Basil Bunting, Mottram essays: B.B.C. (British Broadcasting Company) transcript of Mottram 1975 interview of Bunting with many manuscript corrections of detail by Cathy Hignett at the B.B.C. and subsequently by Mottram; typescript of Mottram interview-article 'Conversation with Basil Bunting on the occasion of his 75th birthday, 1975', published in Poetry Information 19 (London, 1978) pp.
René Char: Mottram manuscript notes on Georges Bataille's 'René Char and the force of poetry' from The absence of myth (1951); Mottram manuscript notes up to 1989, on various secondary sources about Char, with what is apparently a translation of the poem 'Vitres de son' by Antonin Artaud
Robert Creeley, Mottram studies: Mottram manuscript essay opening 'Robert Creeley was born in 1926 in Arlington, Massachusetts...'; typescript and manuscript essay headed 'Robert Creeley - A Method / A Sight / The Hole - Words (1967) p.
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 Documenting Sub Voicive Poetry 1995
It was scheduled to be a reading by Eric Mottram; but Eric died two days before, having been taken ill suddenly a few days before.
The evening became a tribute with people reading poems by and or for him or speaking of him.
Since then, during the week of his death, each year, there has been an Eric Mottram Memorial Reading without variation, except that in 1999 the memorial has been put back so that Jerome Rothenberg is able to give the memorial reading.
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Alive in Parts of this Century: Eric Mottram at 70.
There's a hidden side to Eric Mottram - even to himself - and that is his letters.
They were almost always painstakingly written in his minuscule hand, covering often several pages at a time; they answered every minor point and teemed with seething comments on people, places and the cultural scene.
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 Documenting Sub Voicive Poetry 1999   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
With Eric, as with few others, I could speak at length, because he gave the sense that what we said between ourselves could matter and that he was there to hear."
All but one of these readings has been held on the Tuesday in the anniversary week of Eric's death.
Initially, the readings were called Eric Mottram Memorial Reading; but, in 1999, the name was changed to Eric Mottram Celebration.
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 The Evolution of the Hard-Boiled Detective Genre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
After The Long Goodbye (1953), some hard-boiled fiction began to shed its toughness and some of the "code." Ross Macdonald came to the fore of this "progressive" edge of the genre in The Galton Case (1959) and took it to fulfillment in The Underground Man (1971).
Scholars such as Eric Mottram believe that this exhausted the "formal" possibilities of the genre, for Lew Archer "finally sees the genre into impossibility, moving into fictions of self-deception and self expenditure."
Eric Mottram, "Ross Macdonald and the Past of a Formula," Art in Crime Writing:Essays on Detective Fiction, Ed.Bernard Benstock (New York: St. Martin's, 1983), 98.
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 BookkooB : William Burroughs - Eric Mottram : Compare Book Prices
Mottram's book is not for those people who think Burroughs is a bit of a cool character and like to namedrop 'The Naked Lunch' at parties.
That said, Mottram's work is the definitive piece on Burrough's WORK and THEORY.
Rather Mottram provides a thorough and lucid account of the stunning body of work produced by WSB.
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 Eric Mottram   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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Over the following decade, Mottram travelled extensively and worked as a teacher in Switzerland, Singapore and Holland.
His work clearly shows the influence of the American avant-garde poets he admired, particularly in his use of techniques such as found poetry, cut-ups and collage, but it also has a distinctly British quality in the tradition of Basil Bunting.
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 Off Wing Opinion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
There is absolutely no way that anybody is going to prevent him from competing at this point, so with the apology out of the way somewhere out over the horizon, Miller's sponsors will be grateful for the extra publicity.
Jamie Mottram of AOL Sports Bloggers Live has invited me to appear tonight at 7:45 p.m.
Remember, all you have to do is subscribe to my XML feed (copy the address into your favorite podcast aggregator), and you'll get the file automatically.
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 English 633 / Comparative Literature 709
Recommended by Eric Mottram: Blood on the Nash Ambassador: Investigations in American Culture (on reserve), plus numerous books by Mottram in Poetry Collection and whatever is available at TL.
Hugh MacDiarmid, Complete Poems (on reserve; possibly X) Note David Antin talk Oct. 8 at 8pm: his Tuning & early Selected Poems are recommended for this course and his work may be used for weekly response or final paper.
Eric Mottram -- Blood on the Nash Ambassador: Investigations in American Culture E169.1.M88 1989
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 [Published in the Proceedings of the 1991 Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of the New Literatures in ...
Emas anthology carried a critique of his work by no less a critic and poet than: Eric Mottram (1924-1995).
Emas: An Anthology of Contemporary Malaysian Literature,1930-1963, in London, together with an essay by Eric Mottram on Wong.
     Mottram, then in-charge of American literature at London University, was only too glad to recognise Wong's talent and even - through me - offered him the possibility of becoming a resident poet in an American university.
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 British Poetry Revival - Gurupedia
Eric Mottram was a central figure on the London scene, both for his personal and professional knowledge of the
Beat generation writers and his abilities as a promoter and poet.
In 1994, Crozier and Longville published their anthology A Various Art, which focused mainly on the Cambridge poets, and Iain Sinclair edited yet another anthology of Revival-related work Conductors of Chaos (1996).
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