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Passwords: Cedar Sigo on Joanne Kyger

Joanne Kyger in "Descartes"
Date and Time: 
November 7, 2017 - 7:00PM
Event Location: 
Poets House, Kray Hall
Admission: 
$10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House members

Poet Cedar Sigo presents a new book he edited: There You Are: Interviews, Journals, and Ephemera, a collection of 40 years of interviews, letters, poems, and journals from the remarkable poet Joanne Kyger. He'll pay tribute to his mentor and friend, while also sharing photos and images from Kyger's archive.

There will also be a showing of Kyger's 1968 video, "Descartes," shown courtesy of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.

Joanne Kyger (1934–2017) was one of the major poets of the San Francisco Renaissance, with overlapping ties to prominent Beat, Black Mountain, and New York School poets. She published over 30 books of poetry and prose.

Co-presented with The Poetry Project and co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, the Graduate Center, CUNY and Wave Books.

Event Sponsored By: 
Poets House, the Center for the Humanities, the Graduate Center, CUNY, and Wave Books
Event Type: 
Readings and Conversations
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