What do we think of Neruda’s death? – Here’s a recent piece on Al Jazeeera.
What do we think of Tuli’s life? – an exemplary one. To quote the New York Times, he was
“a poet and singer who went from being a noted Beat to becoming, in his words, “the world’s oldest rock star” (sic!)
(not to mention, cartoonist, anthologist, publisher, pacifist, and trenchant social commentator).
– “Kill For Peace”?
Here’s him in the ’80’s on John Fisk’s “Digressions,” WBAI New York City late-night radio
More video – heaps more video – courtesy the tulifuli channel and the redoubtable Thelma Blitz (thank you, Thelma)
(Twenty Love Poems And A Song of Despair)
Here’s more Neruda-reading-Neruda
Here’s his (Neruda’s) 1971 Nobel Prize lecture (in English translation). Here’s his Paris Review interview (also in English) from that very same year
– and (contemporaneous too) this revealing, priceless, Spanish-language interview (apologies for the quality of the tape but, from 40 years ago, we can’t really be complaining!)
Tuli and Pablo – Pablo and Tuli – We salute you both. La lucha sigue. The struggle continues.