Lawrence Welsh is reading from Begging For Vultures, New and Selected Poems, 1994-2009 (University of New Mexico Press 2011). Recorded in Magdalena, NM May 25,2010. Continue reading
John (Jack) Clarke (1933 – 1991) and Charles (Charlie) Keil were recorded at least three times performing as “Skald/Song” in the mid 1980s, and we have located two of the tapes. Paul Kluger recorded the performance at Nietzsche’s in May 1984. It’s not known who recorded the performance at TheatreLoft in 1985, nor the additional musicians involved. We have not been able to locate a third recording, made at Central Park Grill on May 23, 1986. These recordings have imperfections, such as bleed-through and tape hiss, which couldn’t be eliminated. On the recordings, Charlie plays beaten string bass, hi hat cymbals, barrel drum, finger piano, oriental gongs, rattles, and piri. He’s the author of Urban Blues (U Chicago 1968) and Music Grooves (with S. Feldman, University of Chicago 1994) as well as other books. Jack’s books include The End of This Side (Black Book 1979), From Feathers to Iron (Tomboucto 1987),and In the Analogy (Shuffaloff 1997). Thanks, Charlie, Cass Clarke, Mike Boughn, Mike Basinski, Jim Maynard, the Poetry Collection/Rare Book Room at SUNY Buffalo, Jeff Davis, Paul Kuglar and the Analytical Psychology Society of Western New York for help locating tapes and seeing us through this.
Edited by Bruce Holsapple. Photo of Jack by Paula Satow. Copyright 2009 Charles Keil, the Estate of John Clarke and Vox Audio PO Box 594, Magdalena, NM 87825. Note that on Cut 40 Jack identifies a poem as “American Syntax Without A Sentence.” He later corrects himself. The poem is “At The Edge Of Night.” Continue reading
This reading was part of the 2009 Duende Reading Series. Recorded in Placitas, NM September 13, 2009. Edited by Bruce Holsapple. Copyright 2009 Donald Guravich, Joanne Kyger and Vox Audio, P.O. Box 594 Magdalena, NM 87825 Continue reading
Chico Martin has been active in the Burlington, Vermont Poets Mimeo Cooperative since its inception in the early 70’s. For 13 years he owned and operated the Alley Beat Bookstore, in Middlebury, Vermont, which specialized in contemporary poetry and small press publications. Chico Martin teaches poetry and writing at Burlington College. His poetry has appeared in a k a, OASii, Puerto del Sol, Sin Fronteras, and :that:. alleybeat.com is published in Bristol, Vermont and edited by Chico Martin. Continue reading