Robin Blaser

(1925 - 2009 / Denver / United States)

Robin Blaser
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Robin Francis Blaser (May 18, 1925 – May 7, 2009) was an author and poet in both the United States and Canada.

Born in Denver, Colorado, Blaser grew up in Idaho, and came to Berkeley, California, in 1944. There he met Jack Spicer and Robert Duncan, becoming a key figure in the San Francisco Renaissance of the 1950s and early 1960s. He moved to Canada in 1966, joining the faculty of Simon Fraser University; after taking early retirement in the 1980s, he held the position of Professor Emeritus. He lived in the Kitsilano neighborhood of Vancouver, British Columbia.
In June 1995, for Blaser's 70th birthday, a conference was held in Vancouver to pay tribute to his contribution to ... more »

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The Truth Is Laughter 10

one should never play martyr
there are martyrs beyond you

one should never argue apocalypse
without your whole lifetime before
you, which is impossible

Pushkin said, ‘my sadness
is luminous'—this is
his reason

Ralph flew to Bristol to see her
she said, ‘You're not in touch with
Eternity'
he said, ‘Gee, that's true,'
then later sent a telegram,
‘meet me in Jerusalem,'
since he was going

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