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POETS! David Gitin

Poet David Gitin reads from
“the journey home”

Sunday, March 13th 2 pm

Gitin came of age in Buffalo, NY — where he came to know such giants in American poetry as Charles Olson, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Creeley, Ed Dorn, John Wieners, Robert Kelly and Diane Wakoski.  He traveled out to San Francisco in the late ’60s… co-founded Poets Theater with Jim Wilson at the Straight Theater in the Haight-Ashbury…with broadcasts on KPFA…a few brief months…di Prima, Whalen, Geo. Hitchcock…

took the tools at hand to publish Bricoleur, whose first issue came out in late 1969 with poems by Michael McClure, David Meltzer, Janine Pommy Vega, Clark Coolidge, Clifford Burke, Charles Amirkhanian, George Oppen, poems from Biafra, from Nahuatl poets,  and others… (hear an audio interview on the occasion of the publication of this first issue at http://www.archive.org/details/C_1969_11_29)

produced radio shows on KPFA, later dj’d on KAZU (Pacific Grove)…

collaborated with numerous jazz musicians, John Tchicai among them…

has published numerous volumes of poetry along the way…

he moved to Key Largo a couple of years ago, but  now he’s coming along this way with his new book, with a stop at Moe’s on the 9th and then our session on the 13th…

the journey continues…


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