David Meltzer Memorial Tribute: November 12, 2017

The Poetry Center and City Lights Books co-present a memorial tribute to David Meltzer, at San Francisco State University. Steve Dickison opens, with Garrett Caples as emcee, introducing Lawrence Ferlinghetti (via recording), Julie Rogers, George Herms, Jack Hirschman, Jerome Rothenberg, Marina Lazzara, Sunnylyn Thibodeaux, Michael McClure, and Clark Coolidge, all of whom come together to pay tribute, read from their own work, and from Meltzer's books of poetry, including David's Copy: The Selected Poems of David Meltzer (Penguin, 2005), Luna (Black Sparrow, 1970), Beat Thing (La Alameda Press, 2004), and a poem written by Meltzer for the 2011 Theo Saunders Sextet album Intergeneration. The event also features several recordings of David Meltzer reading his work at City Lights Bookstore. Photo, left-right: Sheppard Powell, Jack Hirschman, George Herms, and Clark Coolidge, courtesy Richard Friedman. Note: audio recording only, with apologies for distortion and irregular audio levels.

Originally Recorded By
DocFilm Institute
Humanities Auditorium, San Francisco State University
Total Run Time
Steve Dickison, Garrett Caples, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Julie Rogers, George Herms, Jack Hirschman, Jerome Rothenberg, Sunnylyn Thibodeaux, Marina Lazzara, Michael McClure

Group Reading (01:53:38)

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