David Meltzer

a poet at age eleven and child performer on radio and television, he began his literary career during the Beat heyday in San Francisco and combined his poetry with jazz improvisation. He is the author of many volumes of poetry including The Clown, The Process, Arrows: Selected Poetry, 1957 1992, No Eyes: Lester Young, Beat Thing, and David’s Copy. This June, City Lights Bookstore published his book, When I Was A Poet, as # 60 in their renown Pocket Poets Series. As well he has published fiction, numerous anthologies, and essays including Two W ay Mirror: A Poetry Notebook and has edited numerous anthologies such as Reading Jazz, Writing Jazz, and San Francisco Beat: Talking with the Poets among others. He composed, performed, and recorded as a singer /songwriter during the ’60s and 70s; albums include “Serpent Power” and “Poet Song.” He taught in the Humanities and graduate Poetics programs at the New College of California in San Francisco for 30 years and is now writing, reading, and performing on tour and in the Bay Area. Visit his website at www.meltzerville.com