On June 30 I’ll be participating in a reading in Newton, MA to raise money for immigrants through an organization a former Northeastern colleague is involved with.
On Sept. 30 I’ll be reading with other friends (Ed Barrett, Fanny Howe, and Roland Pease) of poet/publisher/essayist Bill Corbett, who died several months ago. This will be the first of a series, The Bill Corbett Reading Series, at MIT, where he taught and organized readings for many years.
On Oct. 18 I’ll be reading in the Cecil Taylor segment of the 50th anniversary celebration of jazz at NEC. 7:30 pm, Jordan Hall
Among NEC’s many prominent alums, Cecil Taylor stands out for his influence over the history of jazz. Taylor’s significant legacy will be recognized with a series of piano solos featuring NEC faculty and alums: Ran Blake, Bruce Brubaker, Ethan Iverson, Matthew Shipp and Dan Tepfer. Ensemble performances will include Steve Lacy’s “Rain” as well as an ensemble led by NEC faculty member Joe Morris.
There will be a pre-concert Panel Discussion, open to public at 5 pm in Brown Hall.
On Oct 26 I’ll be reading at the Armory in Somerville, MA, an afternoon reading, starting at 2pm, with Russian poet Katia Kapovich and percussionist/composer Mario Fabrizio.
Looking forward to seeing some of you there!