This evening, a group reading with Anselm Berrigan, Rin Johnson, Patricia Spears Jones, Sharon Mesmer, Lara Mimosa Montes, Trace Peterson, and sam sax.
Tomorrow (from 2-5) an Ed Sanders workshop – “Investigative Poetry and the Spirit of Allen Ginsberg” and a panel (8 o’clock), “Out of Place” with Ken Chen, Julie Ezelle Patton, Anne Waldman, and Rachel Zucker (moderated by Erica Hunt).
Larry Fagin, poet, editor, teacher, long-time leading member of the so-called “New York School” of poetry, died yesterday. He was 79 years old.
An important co-worker with Allen at Naropa (and, coincidentally, upstairs neighbour in his 12th Street tenement in Manhattan), he was, (though not himself a Buddhist), alongside fellow St Marks poet, Anne Waldman, one of the key figures in the initial years of that on-going experiment. Allen himself was quite unequivocal – “I don’t know of a better editor and teacher of poetry and prose than Fagin”, he once declared.
Larry’s early teaching there can … Read More
Here’s our note on her last year’s birthday – here
A “renaissance woman”, as Variety recently described her.
Tonight sees the second night of her annual New York City date (a second night – sold out, naturally) – in the East Village at Webster Hall
Fresh back from a meeting with..