Show: Open Mic Poetry

Episode: Open Mic Poetry Ivan Arguelles CHROMA-KEY


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Hello. This is John Rhodes and this is my monthly “Open Mic Poetry” show. To find out it’s semi-irregular monthly scheduling you must go to the San Francisco Public Access TV web page: http://accessf.org/guide/schedule . Be aware of the spelling of that because the accessf.org part of the URL has only two s’s. In the schedule itself the show is listed as: “Open Mic Poetry”, with the month added after ‘Open Mic Poetry”. If by any chance you have the new AT&T U-verse and get the PEG 99 channel, you can also get a lower resolution version of this show in many parts of the nation on AT&T 99. On my web site: http://rhodespoetry.com I have a youtube video on the main page that describes how to use the channel 99 channel of AT&T. I don’t want to go on too long, so I’ll cut to the chase and tell which wonderful poet we have on today. Today we have Ivan Arguelles on who was born a twin of a Mexican Artist father named Enrique. His mother was named Ethel Meyers Arguelles. Ivan’s twin brother is named Jose. Early on in Ivan’s life, in the 11th grade, Ivan received a national award for one of his poems, which I imagine helped inspire him. In the 60’s he continued to write sporadically experimenting with prose, sort of after the style of James Joyce and William Burroughs. In the 70’s he tried much harder at writing, and developed more thoroughly his surrealistic style, it being tinted with his Mexican background. His first poetic collection was “Instamatic Reconditioning”, followed by “The Invention of Spain”. Following this, Ivan was widely published in small presses and poetry journals. According to the “Directory of Small Press Publishers”, in 1984 he was ranked 4th most published poet in the country. In 1989 Ivan won the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. In 1990 he ceased writing the daily poem and turned to writing long epic poems. Ivan Arguelles has published approximately 25 books. I know one of his collaborators in writing, who helped with, I think two of his books. This was Jack Foley of KPFA radio. I have some audio of Jack and his wife Adelle on my “Mystic Babylon” web site. He is on podcast ten

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