“Working at the Buddha factory, I dreamt one day I would be free”. Poet, publisher, photographer, film-maker, legendary “Beat” presence, Ira Cohen died last night in Manhattan. He was 76. For more on his considerable life-time achievement see here. For videos of him reading his poetry see here, here, and here. Nina Zivancevic’s interview with him for Jacket magazine may be read here. R.I.P. Ira.