just another ex-jazz-musician/proto-rapper/Jersey-Irish-poet-actor/print-junkie/film-raptor/beat-hipster-"white Negro"-rhapsodizer/ex-hippie-punk-'60s-radical-organizer's take on all things cultural, political, spiritual & aggrandizing
Monday, February 3, 2014
PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN R.I.P.
I never met him, but I knew people who had worked with him, and they had good things to say about him. It is so terrible and sad that he had too go while still at the peak of his artistry. The saddest thing about it, and about addiction in general, is how many others are hurt by it besides the addict, like family and friends, but saddest of all, the addict's kids.
May they recover someday from the trauma of losing their father so early in their lives, and may the rest of his family and friends do so too. His troubles are over, but the troubles this kind of death cause unfortunately aren't.
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On June 21st at 8PM I'll be reading from ANOTHER WAY TO PLAY (two younger poets reading their poetry too and some music) at unnameable books, 600 Vanderbilt Avenue, corner of St. Marks, in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
On July 26th I'll be reading from ANOTHER WAY TO PLAY (other poets reading from their new books as well) at Poets House, 10 River Terrace NYC
On September 21st, I'll be reading alone from ANOTHER WAY TO PLAY at The Bookstore in Lenox MA in The Berkshires.
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ANOTHER WAY TO PLAY
THE VILLAGE SONNETS
IT TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE
IT'S NOT NOSTALGIA
2000 American Book Award winner
MARCH 18, 2003
WHAT YOU FIND THERE
CANT BE WRONG
1997 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award "for Excellence in Literature"
ROCKY DIES YELLOW
CATCH MY BREATH
recordings of my reading from some of the books above