Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Allen Planz Memorial Reading

We present a memorial reading of the work of Allen Planz, a poet, teacher and fisherman who died in East Hampton at age 73 in March 2010. Planz was the poetry editor of The Nation from 1969 to 1973.
Jack Graves wrote in the East Hampton Star in 1975:
“The fit combination of poet and fisherman is embodied in Allen Planz: his compact, well-muscled frame and gnarled hands speak of the fisherman, and the language — sometimes reeled up as a fish from the depths, and at other times staccato - speaks of the poet,” 
In May of 2010, Long Island poets met at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton New York to pay tribute to the man known as the poet of the sea. Some 20 writers read their own and Allen Planz’s work during the program. We offer this half hour sampling. 
The program’s host was poet, actor, professor and publisher Graham Everett.

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A more complete recording of the program (1hr 8 min) can be heard here