Here’s Sean Murphy on the Pulitzer Prize site (Gary won that prize in 1975)
City Lights is hosting a Zoom “Michael McClure weekend” this weekend, Saturday and Sunday (both events are free, but it’s necessary to sign in). Saturday features editor Garrett Caples and Eileen Myles and Anne Waldman (sign in for that one here). Sunday will be a memorial tribute with readings and remembrances by friends and family including Russ Tamblyn, Margaret Randall, George Herms, Jerome Rothenberg, Paul Nelson, Andrew Schelling, Lyn Hejinian, and many more (sign in for that one here)
Have you picked up your copy of the Allen Ginsberg Fall of America tribute collection yet? – Just to remind you. Here’s a taste – The Handsome Family‘s interpretation of “Hiway Poesy Painted Desert to Albuquerque”
“..petrified forest/ Leslie Howard’s scratchy ’30s image/ … eating jurassic steak/Petroglyphs over there the Man in the Moon,/the guy with four fingers …/over there, this is the sun, with two spikes out the North,/two spikes South, two spikes ray East & West….?
“The feeling of driving through the desert at night really struck me. Memories going back to childhood, growing up in west TX. Once I found the tempo of Allen’s voice, the timing just fell into place….” (Brett Sparks)
Belatedly announcing the passing of Maretta Greer. She passed away on March 28, in hospice care in Massachusetts at age 78, after a long and challenging life, from a non-treated cancer. Here Maretta in happier days, with Allen and Gary at the legendary 1967 San Francisco Be-In