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Collected Poems of Bob Kaufman
October 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
In celebration of the recent publication of the Collected Poems of Bob Kaufman, edited by Neeli Cherkovski, Raymond Foye, and Tate Swindell, by City Lights Books, we’re assembling a gathering of video contributions by poets, artists, and musicians, AFTER what would be the late poet’s 95th birthday — our planned event from this past Spring for April 18, Kaufman’s actual birthdate, having been canceled. Now we’re back on track.
This remote-access event begins promptly at 7:00 pm Pacific Time, and is free and open to the public.
Co-sponsored by The Poetry Center, City Lights Books, and The Green Arcade.
Musicians: Bruce Ackley and Aurora Josephson (Steve Lacy’s songs to Bob Kaufman’s poems); Hafez Modirzadeh, Francis Wong, David Boyce
Poets and other artists: Josiah Luis Alderete, Will Alexander, Arlene Biala, James Cagney, MK Chavez, Neeli Cherkovski, Dewey Crumpler, Justin Desmangles, Duane Deterville, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Agneta Falk, C.S. Giscombe, Leticia Hernández-Linares, Jack Hirschman, Genny Lim, Sarah Menefee, Alejandro Murguía, Jevohn Newsome, Barbara Jane Reyes, Kim Shuck; Tate Swindell with Jessica Loos, Niko Van Dyke, and Michael Young (reading “Second April”); Sunnylyn Thibodeaux, Michael Warr, A.D. Winans + tba