Janine Pommy Vega

I just heard that Janine Pommy Vega, a well-loved latter-day Beat poet, has died. No further info yet, but here’s a link to one of her performances (featuring Jason Eisenberg on guitar, video by Laki Vazakas). And here’s a note about Janine by her friend Anne Waldman.

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  1. A great fierce light has gone
    A great fierce light has gone out of this world. Janine was ‘large eyed and generous,’ and will be missed by so many of us.

    Thanks for posting this, Levi.

    George Wallace

    “And she came as a woman
    You remember?
    Once as a mother, plucking out
    the hearstrings, tender
    merciless she came
    …wearing jewels
    the Dog Star and the Hunter
    for a belt
    Large-eyed and generous she
    swooped with beak and talon
    mercy dripping from the branches,
    You remember?”
    fr “The Bard Owl,” by Janine Pommy Vega

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