Saturday, August 16, 2008

Call and Response - 8/23

The late Allen Ginsberg called Dorothea (Dottie) Grossman's poetry, "clear, odd, personal, funny or wild-weird, curious and lucid."

The "call and response" format in which Ms. Grossman and Vlatkovich perform was born in Albuquerque, NM, when both were guests on a jazz radio program. This format solves the problem of one medium overshadowing the other, plus, says Grossman, "it avoids the old 'jazz and poetry' trap, with its cliché-ridden stereotype of angry, beret-wearing, bongo-playing bohemians."

"Call and Response"
the magical duet of
poet Dottie Grossman
and trombonist
Michael Vlatkovich.
Dottie reads her poetry
then Michael interprets her poems
in the language of trombone.

Saturday, August 23, at 6:00

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