Poet Mel Clay has died (1 Viewer)


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San Francisco poet Mel Clay passed away on Monday, September 26, 2011. I met him at the Sal Mimeo event in 2007. He's the author of the book, "Jazz - Jail and God: An Impressionistic Biography of Bob Kaufman." I bought a copy of this from Mel and I'm glad I did. It's wild, cryptic, hard to follow, but loaded with intense images and insights into Kaufman. R.I.P., Mel.
Yeah, we met him the same day that I met you and Soheyl for the first time at Vesuvios. Was that the first time that you met Mel?
Yes. That was an incredible day.

By the way, I recommend Clay's book on Kaufman. My thinking it "hard to follow" may be more a reflection of my thickheadedness than his skill as a writer.

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