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Sunday, December 3rd – 2 pm
Three on a Match: New & Improving!
Poetry & Music from Klipschutz & Friends

Bird and Beckett Books and Records Presents

A Three on a Match Production


Poetry & Music

Sunday, December 3rd – 2 pm
Hosted by Paul Fericano


KLIPSCHUTZ (pen name of Kurt Lipschutz) has been recognized by writers as diverse as Sharon Doubiago, Barry Hannah, Bill Knott, Antler, Robert Sward, and Carl Rakosi. He left high school to travel the U.S. by thumb, and after a brief stint at Naropa moved to San Francisco, where he took Gallup polls door-to-door and put down roots. His books include This Drawn & Quartered Moon and The Erection of Scaffolding for the Re-Painting of Heaven by the Lowest Bidder. He also writes songs with Chuck Prophet and co-edits the magazine FOUR BY TWO. His latest book is A Visit to the Ranch & other poems. He lives in the Tendernob with Colette Jappy and two tuxedo cats. klipschutz will be accompanied by Joel Hamilton on bass and accordion.

MATT JAFFE is a rock & roller from San Francisco. Cutting his teeth on open mics, Matt started taking music more seriously when Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads) offered to produce him. Since then, Matt has written more songs than he can remember the words to, gigged widely, opened for the likes of Mavis Staples and Blues Traveler, and collaborated with folks like Tom Higgenson of the Plain White T’s. With his band The Distractions, Matt plays far and wide, from The Fillmore to Irving Plaza. He recently released his first LP, California’s Burning, and is already back in the studio. Here’s Matt with his band. Matt will be performing solo.

MICHAEL KOCH is a poet, translator, visual artist and amateur percussionist whose Jamaican/Slavic roots only partly explain his passion for syncopation and absurdity. His published work has appeared in, among others, Beatitude, Hanging Loose, Toad Suck Review, River Styx, Five Fingers Review, Nicotine Soup, Durak, and Third Rail. His translations also appear in the City Lights anthology of contemporary Cuban poetry Island of My Hunger, and the City Lights collection of contemporary Mexican poetry Light from a Nearby Window.


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