Sunday, April 5, 2009


David Meltzer and Michael Rothenberg with the fabulous Bob Malone on piano

4:30, April 12, 2009
Bird & Beckett Books & Records
653 Chenery Street, between Diamond & Castro in Glen Park, 1-1/2 blocks from Glen Park BART Station & MUNI lines 23, 26, 44, 52 & J-Church

ROCKPILE an improvisatory performance of poetry & music

Poets David Meltzer & Michael Rothenberg, together with pianist Bob Malone, will cobble together some of the raw materials that Meltzer & Rothenberg will take along on an 8-city road trip in the fall, troubadors on a meander through some sites central to the cultural upheaval that was America in the 1960s and 1970s, performing their collaboratively-assembled journal of the trip at stops along the way, with artists and musicians local to each spot.

This pre-amble workshop for the project is not to be missed!


ROCKPILE is a collaboration between David Meltzer and Big Bridge,, made possible by a grant from the Creative Work Fund, a program of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, supported by grants from The James Irvine Foundation and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. ROCKPILE is Sponsored by Allen Ginsberg's Committee on Poetry, Inc.

Also, check out this amazing YouTube performance by Bob Malone:

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