KENNETH REXROTH ON MY MIND
I took part in a poetry event in Tokyo’s Ginza to commemorate Kenneth Rexroth and Katsue Kitasono SAT June 9, 2018.
Avant-garde Beat Poetry Lives.
I read works from both poets, as a backdrop of slides of their visual works and portraits played, and one poem was a collaboration with shamisen.
Thanks to Professor John Solt for organizing the memorable experience and for including me.
I usually only read my own material.
And so this was quite a novel meaningful effort for me.
It was wonderful to see all the poets come out and read works by these two courageous poets who sought to explore worlds outside their limiting real borders.
I especially enjoyed a rendition of a Japanese translation of Rexroth’s writing about Kabuki.