Sunday, May 28, 2017

Poetry of Bill Knott

We present the work of the late poet Bill Knott, read by poets Star Black and Bill Zavatsky and Maryann Calendrille of Canios Books in Sag Harbor, where the program was recorded in April, 2017.

Here is Maryann Calendrille introducing the work.

Star Black is a poet, photographer, and artist. She has authored six collections of poetry and currently teaches in the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton.
Her most recent collection is Velleity's Shade  with art work by Bill Knott – (Saturnalia Books 2010)

Bill Zavatsky, a Bridgeport native, is a poet, journalist, jazz pianist,and translator. His most recent poetry collection is Where X Marks the Spot, Hanging Loose Press, 2006

"The collection of Bill Knott's work I Am Flying into Myself, edited by the late poet Thomas Lux, was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2017."

We quote from Tom Lux's "Note on Text and Methods" on page XXXI of the FSG volume: 
"I took almost all the poems in this volume from a book Bill Knott published through called Collected Poetry 1960–2014, less than three weeks before he died. There are 964 poems in that collection; 152 poems are in this volume."

Thanks to Star Black for these program notes.