Poet David Gitin reads from
“the journey home”
Sunday, March 13th 2Â pm
Gitin came of age in Buffalo, NY â€” 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.Â He traveled out to San Francisco in the late â€™60s… co-founded Poets Theater with Jim Wilson at the Straight Theater in the Haight-Ashburyâ€¦with broadcasts on KPFAâ€¦a few brief monthsâ€¦di Prima, Whalen, Geo. Hitchcockâ€¦
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,Â and othersâ€¦ (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 djâ€™d on KAZU (Pacific Grove)â€¦
collaborated with numerous jazz musicians, John Tchicai among themâ€¦
has published numerous volumes of poetry along the wayâ€¦
he moved to Key Largo a couple of years ago, butÂ now heâ€™s coming along this way with his new book, with a stop at Moeâ€™s on the 9th and then our session on the 13thâ€¦
the journey continuesâ€¦
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