Posts Tagged ‘Darrell DeVore’

I’m very pleased to have a new piece published in the latest issue of the Tokyo Poetry Journal, alongside fantastic work by Jerry Gordon, Jordan Smith, Samm Bennett, Taylor Mignon, and many others. “Hummingbird” is an essay about my father, Darrell DeVore, and the deep connection between his music and the poetry that he wrote, […]

On August 14th I read some of my father’s poetry as part of an Obon event held at the wonderful MIIT House performance space, a converted butcher shop (hence the name) that often features avant-garde improvisational music and dance. Performers included, among others, Mangrove Kipling on electro-noise box, saxophonics by  Jonas Labhart and Jerry Gordon, […]

Back in the 1970s my father — who was known as “the flute man” — used to make flutes (and other instruments) out of bamboo and sell them in San Francisco, where we lived at the time.  Recently, I was given an amazing cache of old photographs, including this series of my father — most […]

For several months now I’ve been reading through The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan, a wonderful book in every way, but perhaps especially enjoyable to me because of all the poems related to people that I’ve had long love affairs of fascination with (the incredible Joe Brainard, for example), as well as all the poets […]

(Just so you know, folks, the links on this page stopped working, so I removed them. So, there’s no actual music available here, just an old post about music that used to be out there in the ether. If I can ever hook it up again, I surely will.) I just got a surprise email […]

This summer when I went back to the States, I spent a few days hanging out with my sister, Oma, in Petaluma. We met out at the converted chicken coop that used to be my dad’s music studio — Studio Um — but which is now used by my sister and my mother for painting. […]

The other night I went to Umeda to see Shinji Aoyama’s new movie, Eli, Eli, Lema Sabachthani?, a meditation on the nature of explorative aesthetic practice and experimental living. Aoyama is the director of Eureka, one of the most incredible films of the last decade, and in his new film he revisits territory that he […]