June 12 — DJUNA BARNES
Home-schooled poet, Lost Generation Left-Banker.
View Barnes’ collection of poems and drawings . Book of Repulsive Women
JUNE 12, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Ghost in the Machine Day.
ALSO ON JUNE 12 IN HISTORY…
1892 — American modernist writer Djuna Barnes born, Cornwall on Hudson, NY.
1963 — N.A.A.C.P. leader Medgar Evers fatally shot, Jackson, Mississippi.
1964 — Nelson Mandela sentenced to life imprisonment, South Africa.
1972 — Radical labor organizer Saul Alinsky dies, Carmel, California.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective
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June 12, 2009 by Jay Babcock
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djuna barnes, ghost in the machine, iww, left bank, medgar evers, melson mandela, modernism, NAACP, POETRY, saul alinsky |
About Jay Babcock
I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona.
In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = https://jaybabcock.substack.com
Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.