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IN PRAISE OF MICHAEL BENEDIKT 1935-2007

Hosted by Laura Boss, Bob Holman, and Peter Payack

The Bowery Poetry Club | 308 Bowery | New York | NYC 10012 | MAY 26, 2007 2-3:30 PM

Readers & Speakers include: Erica Jong, Richard Howard, Laura Boss, Bob Holman, Peter Payack, Stanley H. Barkan, Anne Borchardt, Georges Borchardt, Chip Brown, Maria Damon, Aleksey Dayen, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Cheryl Kaplan, Nelson Davis, Walter Lew, Carolee Schneemann, Hal Sirowitz, Joe Weil, and surprise guests. With written messages from John Ashbery, Robert Bly, Donald Hall, Louis Simpson, Gerard Malanga, Lyn Lifshin, Ed Foster, et al.

>Michael Benedikt, renowned poet, anthologist, critic, and former Poetry Editor of The Paris Review and Guggenheim and NEA Fellow. Michael Benedikt's books of poetry include The Badminton at Great Barrington; or, Gustave Mahler & The Chattanooga Choo-Choo (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1980), Night Cries (prose poems, 1976), Mole Notes (prose poems, 1971), Sky (1970), and The Body (1968)..Called “Poet Laureate of the Internet.” see info

Michael Benedikt (photo by Laura Boss)

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