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Thunder Perfect Mind

Once again, in the steamheat of August: Blagg & O'Brien, two outspoken pagans perpetuating the Word on broadband. There was praise for poet Thom Gunn going out in a meth-fuelled blaze of glory holes at 74, stern words from O'Brien favorite Wyndham Lewis, fabulously modern work from 30's poet Kenneth Fearing, and a cautionary tale from R. Meltzer. Walt Whitman was invoked - he sounded good - and, to close out, our poetry-loving hosts reached even further back, to ancient Egypt, for a duet on Thunder Perfect Mind, an ancient text written by an unknown female hand.


Bald Ego Online


The late arts writer Glenn O'Brien and poet Max Blagg hosted the Bald Ego Online series from 2005-2006, featuring Duncan Hannah, Ron Padgett, Anna Akhmatova, Donald Barthelme, an Anthology of New York Poets, and more. 
After O'Brien passed away in 2017, Clocktower re-introduced the series in remembrance of the writer's life in the New York art scene. He will be sorely missed.   

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