Steve Dalachinsky to Guest at SpokenWord Paris October 23rd–Monday’s Theme: Success/Failure

steve dalachinsky (in my words and not his) is a an American treasure. Active in the poetry, music, art, and free jazz scene, his work has appeared extensively in journals on & off line  He has written liner notes for the CDs of many well-known recording artists His 1999 CD, Incomplete Direction (Knitting Factory Records), a collection of his poetry read in collaboration with various musicians, garnered wide1623600_10151856663611330_465616496_n attention and praise. He has written countless books, made almost as many recordings– among them– The Final Nite (complete notes from a Charles Gayle Notebook, Ugly Duckling Presse 2006) which won the 2007 Josephine Miles PEN National Book Award. ). He has read throughout the N.Y. area, the U.S., Japan and Europe, including France and Germany. He has participated in the Poetry Biennial Festival of Val de Marne, the Sons d’Hiver Festival of Paris and the Grim Festival in Marseilles. He is a contributing writer to the Brooklyn Rail. He has recently been nominated for a PEN Oakland Lifetime Achievement Award though he’s not sure why. He’d like you to know that he is born in Brooklyn and died in Montmartre. I think he likes it here.

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