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
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
FRANK CHERRY R.I.P.
Another friend gone. Frank Cherry was a multi-talented human, perhaps best known for co-authoring THE GRIEF RECOVERY HANDBOOK. But to me, especially in the years I lived in Southern California and in my visits back, he was the sweetest, coolest, kindest, most beautiful friend you could imagine. His body was tired from his tough health challenges, but his spirit remained transcendent. My condolences to his family and to all those who, like me, will so deeply miss him.
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April 6th I'm doing a ten minute poetry set, to music, as part of my cousin Nick Ciavatta's 50th birthday bash with lots of bands (including his Sea of Otters and my favorite NYC music maker Sylvana Joyce and her band), 8PM, White Eagle Hall, 337 Newark Ave, Jersey City
April 25th, publication party for my new book, ANOTHER WAY TO PLAY: Poems 1960 to 2017, (Seven Stories Press), at Howl Gallery, 6 East 1st Street, NYC
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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