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.