James Semark Memorial Reading

James Semark Memorial Reading at Book Beat May 5th

James Semark was a Detroit area musician, poet, activist and founding member of the Detroit Artist’s Workshop.  He died in early December of 2010.  The Book Beat is holding a memorial reading for friends and poets open to the public on Thursday, May 5th from 7:00-8:30 PM. The Book Beat is located at 26010 Greenfield in Oak Park, for more information call (248) 968-1190

Readers will include poets, artists and friends; ML Liebler, John Sinclair, Robert Thibodeau, Leni Sinclair, Scott Dedenbach, Laura Grimshaw, Howard Weingarden and others. Some of the last copies of Work 6 (which James had edited) will be available for sale and films of James reading his poetry and his departed wife  Judith dancing will be shown in the backroom gallery. As friends we would like to honor James  Seamark at this unique event and bring to those who didn’t know him a chance to learn about this generous and courageous soul.  We hope you can attend.

James Semark: Galactic Mind Forever: R.I.P.

ML Liebler is a poet, professor of English at Wayne State University and editor of the new anthology, Working Words published by Coffee House Press.

Robert Thibodeau is a well known area astrologer, musician and owner of the Mayflower bookstore, a shop located in Berkley, MI,  specialized in metaphysical books.

John Sinclair is a traveling bard, X-manager of the MC5, pro-pot activist, blues scholar and founding father of the Detroit Artists Workshop, White Panther Party, Rainbow Peoples Party, etc.,

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