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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.
The Poetry Center, along with The Green Arcade, presents some two dozen poets from the Bay Area and beyond reading from the works of Michael Gizzi (1949–2010), on the occasion of the publication of his Collected Poems (The Figures, 2015), edited by Clark Coolidge and Craig Watson. The volume includes all of the poet’s books, plus more than 100 pages of unpublished poetry covering the years 1975-2010. Reading organized by Alan Bernheimer and Kit Robinson.
The Poetry Center presents a memorial tribute to Stephen Rodefer (1940–2015), with reminiscences and poems, mostly by Rodefer, read by twenty Bay Area poets and friends. The event incorporates a portion from a Poetry Center video of Stephen Rodefer reading, May 8, 1975, at San Francisco State University.