Horowitz, Seaton, and Hirsch in one show at the Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, New York, NY (@ Bleecker just north of Houston) on Sunday March 30 at 3:00PM.
Mikhail Horowitz is a widely excoriated performance poet who has perpetrated his literary lampoons, impenetrable parodies and metaphysically unfit riffs at the Taos World Heavyweight Poetry Championship, Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival, the annual convention of the UAW, St. Peter’s “Jazz Church” and at clubs, coffeehouses, correctional facilities, and all-night laundromats all over the country.
The author of Big League Poets (City Lights), The Opus of Everything in Nothing Flat (Outloud/Red Hill), and Rafting Into the Afterlife (Codhill Press, 2007), Horowitz has been featured for his performance work on a dozen CDs, including The Blues of the Birth (Sundazed Records), a collection of his jazz fables, and two albums with guitarist and fellow clochard Gilles Malkine: Live, Jive & Over 45 and Poor, On Tour, & Over 54.
In the tradition of Ezra Pound, Kenneth Rexroth and Paul Blackburn, Bill Seaton’s work mixes avant-garde maneuvers with classical tradition. Balancing sound, sense, and image in poetry (and some remarkable rich and riffing prose), he constructs texts in which the colloquial and the everyday jostle myth and science and rhetoric.
Associated with the Cloud House poets of San Francisco during the Seventies, Seaton has been active in poetry performance throughout his career, having participated in numerous artistic and performance events, including what were
called “happenings” in the Sixties, co-produced the radio series Poetry for
the People and directed the television series Words in the Air and. For over
fourteen years he has produced the Poetry on the Loose Reading/Performance
series in Middletown, New York. He will read from Tourist Snapshots (CC Marimbo,
Berkeley, CA, ‘07) and the recently published Spoor of Desire: Selected Poems
(FootHills Publishing, Kanona, NY).
Poet Steve Hirsch is the publisher/editor of the long running and widely influential Heaven Bone press and magazine. Through savvy distributorship, psychedelic cover art and genre-defying literature, he networked a national audience along his own interests in surrealist art and Eastern meditation. A musician and founding member of the drum circle Spirithawk, he studied writing and drama at Naropa Institute in Boulder where he was a student and apprentice of Allen Ginsberg and Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.
A hard-driving, Harley riding, stream-of-consciousness poet, his work has appeared in Hunger, Napalm Health Spa Report, For Immediate Release, Pudding, Big Scream, Hazmat Review, Muse Apprentice Guild, and Etcetera. In addition, he is the author of Ramapo 500 Affirmations (Flower Thief, 1998).