[Joanne Kyger and her companion Donald Guravich]
It is with great great sadness that we announce today the passing of the immeasurably wonderful and irreplaceable Joanne Kyger. She passed away yesterday, Wednesday March 22nd, at 11.11 a.m, at her home in Bolinas, aged 82, in the year of the Rooster.
Here is John McMurtrie’s obituary in the San Franciscan newspapers
and Rod Meade Sperry in the Buddhist journal, Lion’s Roar.
[Joanne Kyger, hills leading to Himalayan Peaks, studying guidebook on wall in Amora, we were on Pilgrimage to Buddhist sites, here visiting Lama Govinda, March 1962. Photograph by Allen Ginsberg Ginsberg]
[Joanne Kyger, Kyoto-Japan Sea visit with Gary Snyder, 1963 Summer. Photograph by Allen Ginsberg]
More on Joanne Kyger from past postings on the Allen Ginsberg Project – here, here, here, and here.
We wish her safe journeys
– and much more on Joanne to follow.