June 3 -MIKHAIL HOROWITZ- featured poet
Spoken word artist Mikhail Horowitz will present his work at a reading in the Megaphone Series at the Seligmann Center, 23 White Oak Dr., Sugar Loaf NY at 2 p.m. on Sunday June 3.
Mikhail Horowitz is the author of Big League Poets (City Lights, 1978), The Opus of Everything in Nothing Flat (Red Hill/Outloud, 1993), and Rafting Into the Afterlife(Codhill Press, 2007). His poetry, prose, short plays, and artwork have been published in dozens of anthologies as well as in scads of literary journals, magazines, and newspapers (including the New York Times). As a performing artist, he’s been working solo, duo (with Gilles Malkine), or with various configurations of acoustic and/or jazz musicians for more than 40 years. He has a CD of jazz-related performance pieces, The Blues of the Birth (Sundazed Records); two other CDs, of acoustic folk parodies and literary spoofs, with Gilles Malkine, as well as work featured on seven anthology CDs, including Bring It On Home, Vol. II, on Columbia Records (Legacy). He has opened shows for, or collaborated and/or shared bills with, such writers, musicians, and performance artists as Charles Mingus, David Amram, Ed Sanders & The Fugs, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Holman, Kinky Friedman, Peter “P.D.Q. Bach” Schickele, and Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, among others whose reputations, he declares, amazingly enough, remain unsullied by their association with him.
The Megaphone Series at the Seligmann Center for the Arts is a continuing monthly program of poetry readings, performances, lectures, workshops, and panels on literary topics. Megaphone is designed in accord with the Center’s mission to honor the legacy of Surrealist artist Kurt Seligmann both by encouraging study of avant-garde artists of the past and by providing a venue for contemporary art which employs experimental techniques and tests conceptual boundaries.
This event is the last before a two month summer hiatus. In September Steve Dalachinsky and Yuko Otomo will read.
The series is produced by Janet Hamill and William Seaton. It is supported in part by a grant from the Puffin Foundation.
Suggested donation $10