Sunday, January 19th – 2pm
Requiem for Steve Dalachinsky
Mourning the death of the poet… celebrating the life of the poet
Friends read for street peddler, artist and poet Steve Dalachinsky, a legendary figure of the New York loft world who died of a brain hemorrhage September 15th, 2019, two weeks shy of his 73rd birthday, the day after his vibrant reading at an event celebrating Ray Johnson’s “A Book About Death — The Last Waltz” which followed hard on the heels of Steve’s attendance at an afternoon performance by the Sun Ra Arkestra.
Friends including Jessica Loos, Tate Swindell, Clark Coolidge, Neeli Cherkovski, Bernard Meisler, John Held, Jokie Wilson, Victoria Brill, Marina Lazzara, Walter Earl, Donald Robinson and Bruce Ackley will read and perform at the event. Our time is limited to two hours, so we encourage you to leave a poem or remembrance if you’re unable to take the mic due to time constraints.
You go where you must… you always go where you must…
Steve Dalachinsky’s last reading comes at 51:30 in the video below:
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