Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Eliot Katz

I'd like to point out Eliot Katz's new collection of poems that definitely merits mention here. Love, War, Fire, Wind: Looking out from North American's Skull, published by Narcissus Press with illustrations by William T. Ayton, covers work from 2000 on.

Allen & Eliot became friends beginning with Eliot's apprenticeship under Allen at Naropa in 1980, and they remained close due in part to their kindred spirit for activism for humanitarian causes. Posting these two pieces as teasers, "Letter to Allen," & "Recalling Allen," since of course they're Ginsberg related, and give a vivid glimpse Allen's interaction with students and energetic activism.

For anyone in the NYC area on March 11, the book release party is at the Bowery Poetry Club. He'll be reading in collaboration with with bassist Russell Branca, with slides by William T. Ayton, as well as special guest poets Alicia Ostriker, Danny Shot, and Diana Ayton-Shenker

Wednesday, March 11th, 6:00-7:30pm

Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery
(between Houston and Bleeker)

$6 admission includes $3 discount on book (& the other $3 to the club)

Book available at Amazon,, and other selected online bookstores

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