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Sunday, March 27 – 2pm
Rock Tao – David Meltzer
posthumous publication

This afternoon at Bird & Beckett, Patrick James Dunagan calls to assembly a beatific crew to celebrate a legendary and ’til now unpublished work by poet David Meltzer. 

Julie Rogers, Marina Lazzara,  Micah Ballard, Garrett Caples, Neeli Cherkovski, Gene Berson, Agneta Falk Hirschman, Sarah Menefee and Genny Lim read on the occasion of the publication of the storied poet’s Rock Tao, just released by Danny Rosen’s invaluable Lithic Press, of Colorado, & beautifully rendered by Lithic’s Kyle Harvey.

The publication of Rock Tao brings to light a work that the Hawleys’ much fabled Oyez Press midwifed but left unpublished, save for some segments found in B&B’s own Amerarcana / Shuffleboil a few short years back, shaped by Nicholas James Whittington under the gaze of the grand master himself & his shrewd & wise sidekick Steve Dickison.  

Rock Tao is David’s 1965 assemblage taking exuberant measure of a distressing time, the work of a holy poet much missed and loved by generations of San Francisco poets of a certain ilk, an ilk with a touch of the marvelous, many of whom will be on hand…

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