Thursday, March 16th – 7-9 pm
The latest issue of AMERARCANA is guest edited by poets Steve Dickison and the late, great David Meltzer, erstwhile editors of SHUFFLE BOIL: A Magazine of Poets and Music, and consists of 160 pages of writing by Bill Berkson, David Boyce, Brandon Brown, Gerald Bryant (interviewed by Julie Rogers), Garrett Caples, Ornette Coleman (interviewed by Howard Shore and Zan Stewart), Justin Desmangles, Steve Dickison, Patrick James Dunagan, Howard Eiland, Stephen Emerson, Owen Hill, Ted Joans, Alastair Johnston, Andrew Joron, Ava Koohbor, Oliver Lake, Marina Lazzara, Brian Lucas, Francois Luong, Nathaniel Mackey, Jake Marmer, David Meltzer, Hafez Modirzadeh, Jason Morris, Joseph Noble, Linda Norton, Maryam Ivette Parhizkar, Julien Poirier, Rod Roland, Chris Stroﬀolino, and Marshall R. Trammell; with artwork by Alex Cruz, George Herms, and Julie Ezelle Patton; all bound in wrappers designed and printed from hand-set lead type once belonging to William Everson (aka Brother Antoninus) at Impart Ink, an errant studio, in Santa Cruz, CA.
On Thursday, March 16th at 7 pm, we’ll celebrate the publication of the magazine and pay tribute to David with a concert and reading, featuring David Boyce and Hafez Modirzadeh on saxophones and Marshall Trammell on drums, plus readings by several contributors, and some works and words of Maestro Meltzer. Please join us, and come back on April 10th for a proper tribute by friends, colleagues and students–more details tba.
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
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