[Ira Cohen 1935-2011 - photo by Jeffrey Silverthorne]
"Working at the Buddha factory, I dreamt one day I would be free". Poet, publisher, photographer, film-maker, legendary "Beat" presence, Ira Cohen died last night in Manhattan. He was 76. For more on his considerable life-time achievement see here. For videos of him reading his poetry see here, here, and here. Nina Zivancevic's 2001 interview with him for Jacket magazine may be read here. R.I.P. Ira.