April 4, 2016
Peter Lamborn Wilson & Charles Stein, April 3
I have been a fan of Peter Lamborn Wilson (aka Hakim Bey) ever since I discovered his book T.A.Z. The Temporary Autonomous Zone, Ontological Anarchy, Poetic Terrorism (Autonomedia, 1991) by Hakim Bey, & kept my eventually well-worn copy on my desk at work. Chuck Stein was one of the readers Tom Nattell had brought to the QE2 many years ago, where I remember him reading poems in a language he had invented (so he said). Both have wide reputations among the literati &, since they live in the Hudson Valley, have many friends here. It was a nice day to take the scenic route down 9J to Hudson & the Hudson Opera House.
I grabbed a seat in the second row with a good angle for photos, but poet Robert Kelly, who is a big man, sat right in front of me. Also in the audience was one-time Albany resident, poet, student at SUNY, Christopher Funkhouser.
The Hudson Opera House apparently has some sort of sporadic reading series & this was a part of that. I did get my copy of T.A.Z. signed with Hakim Bey’s hieroglyphic signature.