As I go deeper down the well, I realize how important Larry Eigner was in the world of poetry and letters. Yesterday, I went through letters from Zukofski, Olson, Creeley, Anne Charters, and of course, Cid Corman. I am beginning to regard Larry as truly an anchor -- a bridge between poetries -- most notably Black Mountain and Language Poetry.
I plan (as part of the project) to retrace Eigner's reading. From the letters, I've been able to retrace the book he either read or interacted with through Corman's radio show. Here is PARTIAL list for 1956
Faulkner short stories
R. Graves/ Hercules My Shipmate
Duncan (both ‘lost on me')
I just read through the whole Maximus
Port of Glouchester / James B. Connelly
Paul Metcalf / Will West
Michael McClure / Passages
Ferlengetti ( It’s no wonder F rejected in the early part of this year, a previous draft)
Moby Dick (again!!)
Call Me Ishmael/ Olson
DHL Am Lit.