DSCN0880_2David Meltzer, in his seventh decade, continues to be the stunt man of American writing. One of the major poets of the Beat generation, Meltzer is the author of more than 50 books—poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, anthologies.

Meltzer’s books include No Eyes (Black Sparrow), poems on Lester Young; and a book of interviews, San Francisco Beat: Talking with the Poets (City Lights). Meltzer’s Beat Thing (La Alameda Press) is his epic poem on the Beat generation. David’s Copy: The Selected Poems of David Meltzer (Penguin) appeared in 2005. His most recent book is When I Was a Poet (City Lights, 2011).

Meltzer is also a jazz guitarist, Cabalist scholar, raconteur, and spellbinding reader of his work.



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Stunt Man

(Omerta, 2013) 25 pages


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