Final Nite and Other Poems

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Ugly Duckling Presse, Jan 1, 2006 - Poetry - 247 pages
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Poetry. THE FINAL NITE chronicles, in verse, nearly two decades of work written while listening to live performances (studio dates included) by the extraordinary musician Charles Gayle. Including every poem written under these circumstances, the poems are for the most part spontaneous compositions that reflect, respond to, or incorporate elements of Gayle's music as well as his "speeches" and "sermons" and often relate, in an "open field" manner, to the actual physical environment where the music occurred. "Dalachinsky writes free jazz. He lives the music, and his poems capture its heat and illumination"--Francis Davis. "Steve Dalachinsky is a poet of the real world in a time when reality is despised, dismissed, not understood or lied about"--Amiri Baraka.

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Contents

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (2006)

Steve Dalachinsky was born in 1946, Brooklyn, New York. His work has appeared extensively in journals on & off line including; Big Bridge, Milk, Unlikely Stories, Xpressed, Ratapallax, Evergreen Review, Long Shot, Alpha Beat Soup, Xtant, Blue Beat Jacket, N.Y. Arts Magazine, 88 and Lost and Found Times. he is included in such anthologies as Beat Indeed, The Haiku Moment and the esteemed Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. He has written liner notes for the CDs of many artists including Anthony Braxton, Charles Gayle, James "Blood" Ulmer, Rashied Ali, Roy Campbell, Matthew Shipp and Roscoe Mitchell. His 1999 CD, Incomplete Direction (Knitting Factory Records), a collection of his poetry read in collaboration with various musicians, such as William Parker, Matthew Shipp, Daniel Carter, Sabir Mateen, Thurston Moore (SonicYouth), Vernon Reid (Living Colour) has garnered much praise. His most recent chapbooks include Musicology (Editions Pioche, Paris 2005), Trial and Error in Paris (Loudmouth Collective 2003), Lautreamont's Laments (Furniture Press 2005), In Glorious Black and White (Ugly Duckling Presse 2005), St. Lucie (King of Mice Press 2005), Are We Not MEN & Fake Book (2 books of collage -8 Page Press 2005). Dream Book (Avantcular Press 2005). His books include A Superintendent's Eyes (Hozomeen Press 2000) and The Final Nite (complete notes from a Charles Gayle Notebook, Ugly Duckling Presse 2006). His latest CD is Phenomena of Interference, a collaboration with pianist Matthew Shipp (Hopscotch Records 2005). He has read throughout the N.Y. area, the U.S., Japan and Europe, including France and Germany.

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