From the Project Blog
Lee Ranaldo is a member of Sonic Youth, a visual artist, writer, producer, etc. Ranaldo has been extremely active in the New York music scene for the past 30 years, recording and collaborating with numerous acts, producing discs, and publishing several books of poetry and journal entries. His most recent books are Against Refusing (Waterrow Press 2010) and How Not To Get Played On The Radio (SoundBarn 2011).
Ranaldo on Reading:
Images and video by Ted Roeder.
John Godfrey first read at the Poetry Project in 1969. In ’74-’75 and ’82-’83 he led workshops there. Of a dozen collections from ’71 on, five have been published in the new century: Push the Mule, Private Lemonade, City of Corners, Singles & Fives, and Tiny Gold Dress. In 1994 he took a B.S. in Nursing from Columbia University, School of Nursing. Specializing in HIV/AIDS during a 17-year career, he worked from ’94-’03 as a visiting nurse in pediatric/maternal HIV/AIDS with a caseload referred by a number of hospitals throughout the City, the patients living in North Brooklyn. From ’03 until his retirement in ’11 he was Head (and only) Nurse in a clinic at Kings County Hospital Center that treated the dwindling neonatally infected population, adolescents, young adults, and infected pregnant women. He has lived for 40 years in what once was known as ”the poets’ building” on 12th St.
John Godfrey on Writing:
John Godfrey reads new poems:
Images and videos by Ted Roeder.
We’re living in a time of legends, and what better way to examine our modern-day sagas than through The Poetry Project’s Spring Benefit – Epic Now: Epic Poetry for Epic Times. On Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11, 2013 The Poetry Project invites poets and performers to present their own translations and/or re-interpretations of an epic poem – modern or classic. From gallant to gritty, elevated to exaggerated, these epic remixes by some of your favorite artists strive to touch our shared humanity. For a full schedule visit our calendar page.