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Thursday, May 8, 2014
MORE OF THE LITERARY LIFE
Me looking at camera, poet/writer/songwriter Terence Winch on my left and poet/writer Doug Lang sitting smiling with mustache at Folio Books in DC c. 1976. [Thanks to Terence (see comments) now realize that's Bob Rosen kneeling with cigarette in mouth and Joe Stork standing at the mic, Joe wrote poetry too but was best known as an expert/scholar on the Mideast (and oil) if I remember correctly, and sitting almost right in front of Joe, turning his head to the left with long curly hair and beard is the great Baltimore poet and songwriter Chris Mason. I also realized on my own that sitting to Doug's left and half hidden behind him is the writer/poet and true original Lynne Dreyer. Wow, a lot of my favorite poet/writers in one shot]
The late great poet Scott Wannberg in a coffee house in "The Valley" (L.A.) c. 1995.
The late great writer and mentor Hubert Selby Jr. at the same reading as above.
Can't recall the man on the left but that's writer/raconteur Malachy McCourt to his left, then me, and the late writer/scholar Dan Cassidy (see his book on how Irish slang influenced the "English" we speak in "America").