Photo: Jim Hair
Editor and Publisher of KAYAK,
one of the most influential poetry journals
of the 20th century,
as well as poet, actor, activist,
teacher, novelist and playwrite.
KAYAK AT THE CONFLUENCE
Albert Goldbarth Mark Jarman
Robert McDowell Marjorie Simon
Nancy Willard William Harmon
Gary Young Patty McDowell Aakhus
Willis Barnstone Aliki Barnstone
Joseph Bednarik Amy Holman
Liz Hughes Wiley Richard Newman
Tom Finkel Michael Basinski & The St. Louis Actors' Studio
Kayak at the Confluence:
A Tribute to George Hitchcock
was held in Hitchcock's memory March 18-19, 2011
The site remains as an ongoing tribute
and source of information.
The opening reception featured a dramatic reading of Hitchcock's
"Prometheus Found" by members of the St. Louis Actors Studio.
The following day featured a range of workshops and presentations
ending in an exceptional poetry reading featuring the event participants.
Special thanks to Marjorie Simon, George's life partner for 34 years, and to his son Stephen Hitchcock for their kind support of this event.
Further gratitude is extended to the many others who gave time, money,
first-hand experiences and insights, original kayak publications, videos, photos,
publicity and general encouragement including
Wendell Berry, Mark Doty, Diane Wakoski, the late Vagadu Varda, Howard McCord, Stephen Kessler, Kathleen Fraser, Philip Levine, Edward Hirsch, Linda Lappin, Stephen Dunn, W. S. Merwin, Ron Silliman, David Swanger, Doreen Stock, Laura Beausoleil, Cecelia Hagen, Christine Neilson, Michael Aakhus, Joui Turandot, Hannelore Royston, David Grigsby, Rand Careaga. Also Alison Granucci of Blue Flower Arts, Ann Haubrich of KDHS, Nancy Hughes of the St Louis Poetry Center, Cathy Spaulding of The Ethical Society of St Louis, Mark Dischinger writing for the Riverfront Times, William Roth of the St Louis Actors Studio, Left Bank Books, Subterranean Books, Richard Aaron of I Am Here Books, Royalwood Video, photographer Jim Hair and the San Francisco State Poetry Center and Archives
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