Black Mountain Poets - Audio Recordings

BMCPoetsImg1Thanks to Phillip Barron, a poet and graduate student in the MFA program in creative writing at San Francisco State University, for assembling this collection of links to audio recordings by some of the Black Mountain poets. Below is his explanation of the process he went through.

I started with a broad understanding of who counts as a Black Mountain poet and why. Below is a walk through my thinking about the search. While on sabbatical from his teaching responsibilities at Black Mountain College, Charles Olsen hit upon an idea that poetry needs to focus on the world through objects, instead of through our impressions. As Olson writes in "Projective Verse,"  poetry is a matter of relating the “(1) the kinetics of the thing. Read More >>

Poetry + Music



Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Join us as Tracey Schmidt recites Rumi, Hafiz, Kabir, Yeats, M.C. Richards and her own work. With Cliff Hackford on tablas. 

$10 in advance/ $12 at the door


DOUBLETAKE: A Look Back at the 2014 {Re}HAPPENING

DoubletakePromoAudreyGoforth5RH2014Thursday, August 21 at 7:30pm  
Black Mountain College
56 Broadway in downtown Asheville.
Admission is free, though donations are welcome.
All donations from this evening's event will go to support the 2015 {Re}HAPPENING.

The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and the Media Arts Project present DOUBLETAKE: A Look Back at the 2014 {Re}HAPPENING, a multimedia mini-HAPPENING in downtown Asheville that celebrates the 5th annual {Re}HAPPENING through audio and video footage captured in the course of that unforgettable April evening.

The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC)  and the Media Arts Project (MAP) invite you to look and listen during DOUBLETAKE: A Look Back at the 2014 {Re}HAPPENING on Thursday, August 21 at 7:30pm at BMCM+AC, located at 56 Broadway in downtown Asheville.

DOUBLETAKE will be a concentrated essence of the {Re}HAPPENING – a mini-HAPPENING right downtown, using audio, video, and stills captured by the 2014 {Re}HAPPENING volunteer media team. Did you miss this year's {Re}HAPPENING? Are you clamoring for more perspectives of the event? Do you have zero idea of what the {Re}HAPPENING is all about? Join us and find out! Read More >>

Image Credit - Audrey Goforth

ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 6


September 26-28, 2014
Asheville, North Carolina

Thematic Focus: The Writers of Black Mountain College. 
The 6th Annual ReVIEWING Black Mountain College conference will focus on the writers associated with Black Mountain College and their influence on the form and content of poetry, literature and non-fiction. From the groundbreaking ideas of Charles Olson and Robert Creeley in poetry, to the incisive and revealing non-fiction of Francine du Plessix Gray and Michael Rumaker, to the scholarly and thought-provoking work of Suzi Gablik and Charles Perrow, this thematic focus is rich with material. Presentations and performances are not limited to this theme and may address any topic related to Black Mountain College and its legacy. Hosted and sponsored by Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and the University of North Carolina Asheville. In conjunction with the conference, the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center will present the exhibition Dan Rice at Black Mountain College: Painter Among Poets exploring the work of this important, but often overlooked, Abstract Expressionist painter and BMC alumnus. Read More >>