ruth weiss

an original beat…


ruth weiss w/trio at bird & beckett
friday night may 6th at 8:30 pm

poetry and jazz… a book release celebration!

can’t stop the beat: the life and words of a beat poet

ruth weiss was born in germany as the nazis came to power; her family fled to austria in 1933.  forced to flee again, this time to america, in 1939.  new york, chicago. a brief, two-year return of the family to germany postwar, 1946, schooled in switzerland, then returned to “the states,” to chicago. her first reading to jazz in chicago in 1949; the rest is (more) history… new york, new orleans, chicago again, hitchhiking, then san francisco, 1951. 1010 montgomery street; that poem is in the new book, along with “i always thought you black” and more. the cellar, a life amidst the beats and their progeny. an important poet, a vibrant poet. here at bird & beckett this friday, after the regular jazz set. 8:30 start. come! listen! celebrate!

Available Now at Bird & Beckett

Hot off the press from your neighborhood bookshop just in time for the lame duck period. 75 million voters, and counting, have rejected fascism and lies. 70 million haven’t yet made that commitment. Bully Goat’s Bluff might change a few of their minds.

Fits nicely in an invitation envelope for mailing. Fits in a pocket as well.

~~ Poetry as philosophy to plumb the deeper truths of these times ~~

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