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The Goliards


http://historymedren.about.com/od/music/p/goliards.htm

How can you not but respond to this kind of rebellion?

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I've always been drawn to the combination of art and wanderlust. Of course, now that I'm doing it, nearing the age of 50, I'm also seriously interested in creature comforts as I travel. Wine, genderfuck, and song, could be my motto. I managed to do all three on this latest road trip.

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Me too, Dragonman. Twenty years ago I built a poem around a cross-country bus ride from Florida to the Pacific Northwest. Pardon the pun, but it was the perfect vehicle for both meditations on America and for narrating a journeyman's kind of pilgrim's progress.

As for the Goliards I've always loved the idea of them. There was a British scholar, Helen Waddell, who wrote an account of the Goliards she called "The Wandering Scholars." Writing lyric poetry in Latin while travelling from monastary to monastary, university to university.

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The other author who you already know has been an influence on me, who has written extensive travel journal poems, is Gary Snyder. I returned from this trip with two new books, one of which is hiking journals from his trips in the Sierras, illustrated with beautiful woodcuts by Tom McKillion, and the second book is "Poets on the Peaks," which is about Snyder, Philip Whalen, and Jack Kerouac, and their experiences as fire lookouts in the Cascades in the 1950s. There's a lot of (pre-)history of the Beats in there, that anyone who's interested in these writers ought to know about. I need to go pick up Whalen's Collected soon; I've been hearing good things about it.

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From '94 to '97 I lived in those same northern Cascades, Dragonman, living on the side of 3,000 Mt Haner. Mt Baker dominates and, at least in the nineties, old growth stands could still be found. I have a collection of poetry that came out of those years and that environment. One of my more inaccessible. Just like the environs.

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Love to read that some day.

I think about the fact that a week ago I was there, the day after that I made it through Craters of the Moon in ID, the next day my beloved Tetons, the next day Yellowstone, and after that the Bighorns. All favorite places. A lot of driving, but an amazing week.

I do find myself doing a lot of poetry in that region, whenever I'm there, and also when I'm thinking about it, later. More on the way.

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