Bob Kaufman's Collected Poems: A celebration AFTER his 95th birthday—poetry and jazz—coming Fall 2020

          DOLOROUS ECHO
 

          The holey little holes
          In my skin,
          Millions of little
          Secret graves,
          Filled with dead
          Feelings
          That won't stay
          Dead.

          The hairy little hairs
          On my head,
          Millions of little
          Secret trees,
          Filled with dead
          Birds,
          That won't stay
          Dead.

          When I die,
          I won't stay
          Dead.

          Bob Kaufman

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Bob Kaufman’s Collected Poems: A celebration AFTER his 95th birthday—poetry and jazz

Thursday, October 29 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
 

In celebration of the recent publication of the Collected Poems of Bob Kaufman, edited by Neeli Cherkovski, Raymond Foye, and Tate Swindell, by City Lights Books, we're assembling a gathering of poets, artists, and musicians in the late poet's 95th year. Co-sponsored by The Poetry Center, City Lights Books, and The Green Arcade. Photo of Bob Kaufman by A.D. Winans.

This remote-access event begins promptly at 7:00 pm Pacific Time, and is free and open to the public. Media Captioning provided.

"He was an original voice. No one else talked like him. No one else wrote poetry like him."––Lawrence Ferlinghetti