Bird and Beckett Books and Records Presents
A Three on a Match Production
KLIPSCHUTZ & FRIENDS
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 SharonÂ Doubiago, Barry Hannah, Bill Knott, Antler, Robert Sward, and Carl Rakosi. He left high schoolÂ to travel the U.S. by thumb, and after a brief stint at Naropa moved to San Francisco, where heÂ took Gallup polls door-to-door and put down roots. His books include This Drawn & QuarteredÂ Moon and The Erection of Scaffolding for the Re-Painting of Heaven by the Lowest Bidder. HeÂ also writes songs with Chuck Prophet and co-edits the magazine FOUR BY TWO. His latest bookÂ is A Visit to the Ranch & other poems. He lives in the Tendernob with Colette Jappy and twoÂ tuxedo cats.Â 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 startedÂ taking music more seriously when Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads) offered to produce him. SinceÂ then, Matt has written more songs than he can remember the words to, gigged widely, opened forÂ the likes of Mavis Staples and Blues Traveler, and collaborated with folks like Tom Higgenson ofÂ the Plain White Tâ€™s. With his band The Distractions, Matt plays far and wide, from The FillmoreÂ to Irving Plaza. He recently released his first LP, California’s Burning, and is already back in theÂ studio. Hereâ€™s Matt with his band.Â Matt will be performing solo.
MICHAEL KOCH is a poet, translator, visual artist and amateur percussionist whoseÂ Jamaican/Slavic roots only partly explain his passion for syncopation and absurdity. HisÂ published work has appeared in, among others, Beatitude, Hanging Loose, Toad Suck Review,Â River Styx, Five Fingers Review, Nicotine Soup, Durak, and Third Rail. His translations alsoÂ appear in the City Lights anthology of contemporary Cuban poetry Island of My Hunger, and theÂ City Lights collection of contemporary Mexican poetry Light from a Nearby Window.
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