Saturday, November 24, 2007

Will Alexander Benefit

Giant Benefit Reading for poet Will Alexander
Saturday December 1, 2008
7:30 PM in Timken Lecture Hall
California College of the Arts
1111 8th Street, San Francisco

Donations: $10-up

Readers include:
Nate Mackey, Juliana Spahr, Taylor Brady, Lyn Hejinian, Andrew Joron, Tisa Bryant, Adam Cornford, D.S. Marriott, and more!

As you may know, poet Will Alexander is quite ill with cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy. He’s spent his life largelyoff the poetry grid, and has no financial support or health insurance. Donations will be bundled & sent directly to Will.If you cannot make it, but would like to contribute, please contact

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Famous snow falling,
covering a mountain famous for its snow.
Famous cedars leaning in the wind.

A stone is famous at the bottom of the river.
But the river is normal enough.
It goes from here to there.

The famous dust is falling,
in nondescript corners and the famous corners, too,
where you stood or I stood

and someone will be standing
for the first time soon. Cup famous for some reason.
Bowl famous to its spoon.

Sunlight famous, most famous of all
as it climbs the garden wall.
Famous moon, coming through night

notorious for its darkness,
and Earth that is famous only on Earth,
with its sweet smell of history.