Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center
20 April, Friday – OPENING 7:30 PM
PAMELA MOSHER aka KAMERA ZIE — Poets/Punks: Late 1970s San Francisco
PAMELA MOSHER, aka KAMERA ZIE, documented poets and punks, the poetes maudits, in San Francisco in the late 1970s. Her subjects: BUKOWSKI, GINSBERG, BURROUGHS, JAMES LAUGHLIN, FERLINGHETTI, CODRESCU, MICHELINE, MCCLURE, JACK HIRSCHMAN, AL HANSEN, WERNER SCHROETER, ROSA VON PRAUNHEIM, NICO, CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE, THE SCREAMERS, and more. She began shooting for V.Vale’s Search and Destroy in 1977. Her work appeared in The Bay Guardian, Rolling Stone, and New Musical Express.
21 April, Saturday – 7:30 PM
ED DORN, one of America’s great, courageous poets, began at Black Mountain with Creeley and Olson. He wrote such classics as Gunslinger (Duke), with its critique of the Vietnam War and America’s “Shortage Industry,” Hello La Jolla, Some Business Recently Transacted in the White World, the groundbreaking Shoshoneans, and much more. MICHAEL ROTHENBERG has edited a Selected Poems for the prestigious Penguin Poets series (following Kyger and Whalen), and co-hosts this tribute with Dorn’s widow JENNIFER DUNBAR DORN. With JOHN DALEY, GERRY CASALLE, PHOEBE MACADAMS, JASON HORWITCH, JOE SAFDIE, LEWIS MACADAMS, and MAYA DORN.
27 April, Friday – 7:30 PM
JOHN SINCLAIR and FRIENDS – GUITAR ARMY, with ADAM PARFREY, WAYNE KRAMER, M. L. LIEBLER, PUN PLAMONDON, MICHAEL SIMMONS, JODI WILLE, a PANEL and PERFORMANCES
One of the most groundbreaking books to come out of ‘60s music/protest/art/community world was the legendary GUITAR ARMY, by JOHN SINCLAIR, manager of the legendary rock band the MC5 and founder of the WHITE PANTHER PARTY. The rainbow-colored 1972 book compiled essays, posters, and Sinclair’s Street and Prison Writings. ADAM PARFREY and JODI WILLE’S PROCESS is reprinting an expanded edition with an intro by MICHAEL SIMMONS, 40 new photos, and a CD with rare recordings of folks like Allen Ginsberg, Bobby Seale, White Panther Party members, the MC5, etc.. Also present will be WAYNE KRAMER (MC5 guitarist), PUN PLAMONDON (White Panther vet), and M. L. LIEBLER (Detroit poetry organizer).
28 April, Saturday – 7:30 PM
RE/Search’s 2007 Edition of the INDUSTRIAL CULTURE HANDBOOK with GRAEME REVELL, JOHANNA WENT, FILMS, and SURPRISE GUESTS!
A Celebration, Reunion, Film Showing, Panel Discussion, and Q&A with three local LA artists in RE/Search’s reprint of the INDUSTRIAL CULTURE HANDBOOK. GRAEME REVELL, JOHANNA WENT, and other SPECIAL GUESTS will be present to autograph copies. “This book was an inspiration not only to subsequent ‘Industrial’ musicians but to the ‘Goth’ movement as well. The early Industrial Culture Movement involved far more than just making ‘noise music,’ but sought to infuse subliminals, cut-ups, randomness and enlightening memes into all cultural production” -Leslie Hodgkins. $10 (includes $5 coupon towards purchase of an autographed INDUSTRIAL CULTURE HANDBOOK).