By the way, I just pulled out my copy of *Futurities* 2 (missed 1, dash
it! both now difficult to obtain) by Steve Lacy (himself recently
deceased in 2004) - a stripped down yet paradoxically lush setting of
Creeley poems with the rebarbative but ultimately insinuating voice of
Irene Aebi; dig that train in "Train going by", bumpety-bump, the best
train in jazz despite Ellington. Amazing filigree saxophone soloing on
"The Eye". undsoweiter...
The back of the CD label registers thanks to a certain Pierre Joris...
MJ Walker wrote:
> I like the point about Creeley's recurring image of "echoes" & the
> quoted example of the stars.
> It was a shock to me, his dying - I always had the impression that he
> was eternally youthful, though of course that late volume I was just
> reading is called *Life & Death* : > He told her,/"to the stars, to
> the /Milky Way",/relaxed, and was gone. <
> Apart from the Pope & Prince Rainier, now Saul Bellow has kicked the
> empty pail. Sic transit...
> Good news - Berlusconi may have reached his sell-by date, to quote a
> politics professor, judging by the results of the local elections.
> Pierre Joris wrote:
>> For those who have German, here a link to an excellent piece on
>> Creeley in the Neue Züricher Zeitung:
>> "Lyric poetry has to be exorbitant or not at all." -- Gottfried Benn
>> For updates on readings, etc. check my current events page:
>> Pierre Joris
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