Gil Ott was my first publisher. He was also a a major presence for many in the arts in Philadelphia, and was one of the founding and sustaining forces of our poetry community; his memory and his influence are still strong.
I was honored to be part of a celebration of this man’s life, work, and poetry, at a book release and reading for Arrive On Wave: Collected Poems by Gil Ott, available now from Chax Press.
Thanks to Alexa Smith for hosting this evening’s poetry garden party, & to all of the readers for sharing their work (& to Alina for photo collage).
Kelly Writers House invited eight poets, scholars, & fans of CID CORMAN (Al Filreis, Laynie Browne, Thomas Devaney, Gregory Dunne, Pattie McCarthy, Joshua Moses, Frank Sherlock, & me) to read & comment upon selected Corman poems, one poem per person.
You can watch here:
Frank Sherlock & Jenn McCreary
This Thursday, July 17th, 7pm:
Frank Sherlock & I will read at Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop & celebrate his latest collection, Space Between These Lines Not Dedicated (ixnay press, 2014).
You should come.