Monday 15th: UNFAIRNESS & PREJUDICE with our guest poet Nicholas Karavatos

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NICHOLAS KARAVATOS is a poet. A graduate of Humboldt State University in Arcata and New College of California in San Francisco, he currently teaches literature & writing at the American University of Sharjah near Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Of his 2009 book No Asylum, San Francisco Renaissance poet & musician David Meltzer writes: “Nicholas Karavatos is a poet of great range and clarity. This book is an amazing collectanea of smart sharp political poetry in tandem with astute and tender love lyrics. All of it voiced with an impressive singularity.” Kevin Killian, poet & co-author of the critical biography Poet Be Like God: Jack Spicer and the San Francisco Renaissance, writes: “Nicholas Karavatos points out that there is ‘no asylum’ anywhere, in a figurative sense, because even the parts of the world in most opposition to each other are bound up seamlessly in a net of shared reference, sensual pleasure, and invasive, sometimes assertive media. And misunderstanding.  He is a prophet as well as a poet—maybe the canary we’ve sent down the coal-mine.”

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