from Pierre Joris:
Poet and artist Will Alexander has become ill with cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy. He's spent his life largely off the poetry grid, taking on odd jobs, and has no financial support or, needless to say, health insurance.The San Francisco organization Poets in Need is coordinating efforts to raise money for him. You can make a (tax-deductible) contribution to them, earmarked for Will, and send it to:
Poets in Need
PO Box 5411
Berkeley CA 94705
For those around New York, there will be a benefit reading for Will at the Bowery Poetry Club, Thursday November 1, 6-8 pm. (308 Bowery / F to 2nd Ave, or 6 to Bleecker. $10 suggested donation, more if you can). Friends will gather and read Will’s work as well as poems for Will.
ELIOT WEINBERGER (and more tba)
Keep an eye out for a benefit for Will near you.
- Frank Sherlock