Friends and family have told me I should digitize my old photos before they all deteriorate or get lost etc.
I have tons of audio and videotapes to do the same thing to too, but that's costly. The photos don't cost anything since I already have a scanner. So I've started and came across some old photos of poets I love and thought I'd share them here.
The first is poet Ralph Dickey, also a great pianist, and who unfortunately passed way too young, only several years after this photo was taken at the University of Iowa around 1966.
This second photo is at a reading I invited these poets to do during my brief stint teaching at Trinity College in DC, and I'd guess was taken around 1970. It's Ray DiPalma with the beard, Simon Schuchat standing (still only a teenager at the time but already an accomplished poet), and Paula Novotnak. All still with us thankfully. I suspect the hair behind Ray is poet Steve Shrader's, unfortunately no longer with us.
This third and last one is James Haining, also long gone unfortunately. This was taken around 1972 when he was living in Baltimore.
Labels: not to be forgotten or underrated, PHOTOGRAPHS, poetry