Thursday, October 29th, 7:00PM
Event will be held on Zoom. Click the link in the event description for info.

In celebration of the recent publication of the Collected Poems of Bob Kaufman, 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.

This remote-access event begins promptly at 7:00 pm Pacific Time, and is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by The Poetry Center, City Lights Books, and The Green Arcade. 

Musicians: Bruce Ackley and Aurora Josephson (Steve Lacy's songs to Bob Kaufman's poems); Hafez Modirzadeh, Francis Wong, David Boyce

Poets and other artists: Josiah Luis Alderete, Will Alexander, Arlene Biala, James Cagney, MK Chavez, Neeli Cherkovski, Dewey Crumpler, Justin Desmangles, Duane Deterville, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Agneta Falk, C.S. Giscombe, Leticia Hernández-Linares, Jack Hirschman, Genny Lim, Sarah Menefee, Alejandro Murguía, Jevohn Newsome, Barbara Jane Reyes, Kim Shuck; Tate Swindell with Jessica Loos, Niko Van Dyke, and Michael Young (reading "Second April"); Sunnylyn Thibodeaux, Michael Warr, A.D. Winans + tba


Books related to this event:

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Collected Poems of Bob Kaufman
Bob Kaufman
2019 Edition
Recommended by Paul

Collected for the first time, the complete surviving works of a major African-American Beat Surrealist poet.