Thursday OCT 29, 7pm
Bob Kaufman's Collected Poems
a celebration AFTER his 95th birthday—poetry and jazz
30+ video contributions
co-sponsored by The Poetry Center, City Lights Books, and The Green Arcade
In celebration of the recent publication of the Collected Poems of Bob Kaufman (April 18, 1925, New Orleans, LA–January 12, 1986, San Francisco), 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. Photo of Bob Kaufman by A.D. Winans.
This remote-access event begins promptly at 7:00 pm Pacific Time, and is free and open to the public. Media Captioning provided.
"He was an original voice. No one else talked like him. No one else wrote poetry like him."