To begin ...

As the twentieth century fades out
the nineteenth begins
it is as if nothing happened
though those who lived it thought
that everything was happening
enough to name a world for & a time
to hold it in your hand
unlimited.......the last delusion
like the perfect mask of death

Sunday, September 10, 2017


In line with the publication of the expanded 50th anniversary edition of Technicians of the Sacred, as well as the revised edition of 15 Flower World Variations (1984), I’m calling the following events to the attention of any in the vicinity of New York and/or Philadelphia who are interested & inclined to attend.  With many thanks too to those who will be joining me as guest readers & celebrators.

September 28, 6:00 p.m.: Celebration & reading for Technicians of the Sacred, Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.  With guest readers Charles Bernstein, Ron Silliman, Rochelle Owens, George Economou, Laynie Brown, Michelle Taransky, Ahmad Almallah, Julia Bloch, and Ariel Resnikoff.

October 1, 7:00 p.m.: Launch & reading for Flower World Variations, Howl Happening Gallery, 6 East 1st Street, NYC.  With an added reading by Cecilia Vicuña from her unpublished translation into Spanish.
October 3, 2017, 7:00 p.m.: Celebration & reading for Technicians of the Sacred, Poets House, New York.  With guest readers Anne Waldman, Cecilia Vicuña, Bob Holman, Papa Susso, George Quasha, Ariel Resnikoff, and Stuart Cooke.

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