where the writers are

my most recent full notebook:

  • missing
  • lost
  • stolen

has this ever happened to you? 

how do you feel about it? 


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I think if anyone got their

I think if anyone got their hands on any of my unfinished novels, I'd be shortly paid a visit by the Men in Black.

Actually most of my "notes" are undecipherable by even me, most of the time.

I regret your loss, however I'm sure anything of lasting value is still in your cranium.  That's the way it's always worked with me, anyway.


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lost notebooks

thanks, eric


maybe the compassionate forces of the universe will hear your sympathy and help effectuate a reunion between me and the 'missing' notebook


sure we have different ways of working and ways that are similar


me, i write things down so i do not have to remember what until i go to the text: so i can't tell you what's in the notebook unless i find it, except it's covered with entries for much of this year


some people can quote their own work ; i have no idea who wrote work that's mine even when read to me, etc







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missing something

I was the person signed up for your workshop last weekend that was cancelled. I wrote a haiku anyway:

Haiku writing class

Now that it's cancelled

I miss it even more


Maybe you will do another one sometime?

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thanx, daphne



next haiku's scheduled for next month at o'hanlon center for the arts in mill valley


(never having been there before, i hear there's a bus 'tho)



gary gach http://word.to

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Lost Notebooks

lost notebooks

i had boxes of correspondence with everyone from Chas. Big Daddy Olson, Creeley, LaVigne, White Rabbit and Aurehahn folks just to name a few

poems, notes marginalia, essays

many things from ANTE magazine I founded in LA with Ed Bullins

went wandering for some years

when I returned to US in 1973

mama had lost it all (1960-65)

no blame

but what a loss it seemed at the time 


Tashi Delek

Peace to all Beings


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