Saturday, February 23, 2008

Sad News: Poet, Literary Critic, Performance Artist, Professor Vincent Woodard Passes

I just discovered this tonight: "Remembering Vincent Woodard" and "Safe Journeys, Dearest Vincent" I am so sad. Vincent Woodard, my dear colleague and friend and supporter at CU Boulder has passed. How is it that someone so beautiful and brilliant and wonderful is no longer with us? How much we regret the time not spent with would-be friends and dear ones. This is all so sad. I wish I'd known. I would have flown up for the memorial at CU the other day. What an incredible Spirit that man had, what a Light. He will be missed. I may try to make the memorial in Austin on March 21.


And, tomorrow (today), 2/23, I will be reading and remembering my friend and one of my earliest influences, raúlsalinas, "El Tapon" at the Galería de la Raza on 24th Street in the Mission at 7 pm. We will be raising funds for his widow. Please come and hear tributes along with his words by Alejandro Murguía, Tomas Riley, Leticia Hernández, Naomi Quiñonez and others. I hope to be reading the original version of "A Trip Through the Mine Jail" which I read as a young high school student in the Chicano journal Aztlán in 1970.


This blog has always been more for the dead than for me. This light for their's.

1 Comments:

Blogger KATE EVANS said...

what a huge loss...

25/2/08 11:10  

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