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The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics &
The 1997 Summer Writing Program of the Naropa Institute present
A TRIBUTE TO THE LIFE AND WORK OF KENNETH PATCHEN
Wednesday, July 9 - Saturday, July 12, 1997
The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics & the 1997 Summer Writing
Program of the Naropa Institute present a celebration of the life and work
of poet and artist, Kenneth Patchen, July 9 - 12, 1997.
"I am the world-crier and this is my dangerous career...I am the one to
call your bluff, and this is my climate," declared Kenneth Patchen,
one of the great poets of the 20th century, whose work and life have been
an inspiration to generations of writers and artists.
- The tribute to Kenneth Patchen begins on Wednesday, July 9, with a
rare opportunity to view 17 pieces of his visual genius in a special art
exhibit of original paintings, at The Naropa Institute's historic
Lincoln Building, Shambhala Hall, 2130 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, Colorado.
The exhibit and reception will begin at 6:30pm and is open to the public.
- Thursday, July 10 will bring together a lively group of experts,
colleagues, fellow artists and writers. Scheduled to appear are Anne Waldman,
Andrew Schelling, Anselm Hollo, Joel Climenhaga, Miriam Patchen, Rita Bottoms,
Carl Hanni, Joel Lipman, Stanley Plumly, Larry Smith, Marcus Williamson,
Gerry Glombecki and Michael Serrano. The panel discussion will be held
in the Summer Writing Program Tent on the Naropa campus, from 12:30 - 2:30pm
, and is open to the public.
- Friday, July 11, long time friend and Patchen devotee,
Joel Climenhaga, will give a lecture/talk entitled
"Kenneth Patchen: The Peaceful Lier." Joel Climenhaga has devoted
his professional career to the work of Kenneth Patchen, whom he met in 1962.
He has directed Patchen's play Don't Look Now, as well as being the
author of many poems and plays, including the award-winning Marriage Wheel.
The lecture/talk will take place in the Tent, from 1:00-2:30pm and is open
to the public.
- Saturday, July 12, the tribute will end with a live performance
of Patchen's radio play, The City Wears a Slouch Hat, featuring
Summer Writing Program students, faculty and guests, and directed by Joel
Climenhaga. The play will be performed in the Tent, from 11:00am - 1:00pm
and is open to the public.
All four events of the tribute to Kenneth Patchen July 9 - July 12, are
open to the public and held at the Naropa Institute, 2130 Arapahoe Ave.,
Boulder, Colorado. The cost for a pass to attend them is $5 and must be
obtained from the Summer Writing Program Office at the Naropa Institute.
For more information please call (303) 546 3540.
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