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Albert Saijo (1926-2011) was an American poet from Los Angeles whose parents were first-generation immigrants from Japan. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Saijo’s family was interned in Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Wyoming. The US government much later concluded that the internment of Japanese Americans – which at the time affected some 115,000 people of Japanese descent – had been based on “race prejudice, war hysteria, and a failure of political leadership”
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Tav Falco is best known as frontman of Tav Falco’s Panther Burns, but his artistic output also covers photography, filmmaking, writing and acting. Falco’s talk on the latest CCC cassette was recorded on 15 September 2018 at René van der Voort’s Any Record in The Hague, where in another part of town a number of Falco’s photographs were being shown at HOK Gallery. Gustavo Antonio (Tav) Falco was born in Philadelphia in 1945, grew up in Arkansas and started his career in Memphis in 1973. Falco held a variety…
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Singer-songwriter Ed Askew was born in Stamford, Connecticut in 1940. After having moved to New Haven and having studied painting at Yale School of…
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American writer and poet Steve Dalachinsky was born in Brooklyn in 1946. Taking inspiration from both the Beat Generation and improvisational music, Dalachinsky has performed and recorded with musicians such as Jim O’Rourke, Susie Ibarra, Thurston Moore and Frederico Ughi. Many of Dalachinsky’s poems were written while listening to music and in his collaborations with musicians Dalachinsky attempts to give his poems back to music in sound and rhythm. One of those collaborations…
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Stuart Z. Perkoff was born in a liberal Jewish household in St. Louis in 1930 and started writing Kenneth Patchen inspired poetry at high school. He briefly joined the Communist Party but quit when…
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