Wednesday, October 29, 2003

DG WILLS BOOKSTORE, 7-10 pm, October 25th, 2003

KIRBY WRIGHT's reading at DG Wills Bookstore in La Jolla, CA was a success. He read with fellow UCSD alum TED BURKE and was accompanied by percussionist Will JOY. Wright and Burke go back to the early 80s at UCSD, where profs such as Jerome Rothenberg, Michael Davidson, and Paul Dresman roamed the campus. Burke read "Rexall" and "Machine Head" from his book SITTING IN THE DARK and he got great response for his "A Sock in the City."

Wright opened with his dreamscape FISHMAN and Will Joy complimented the various twists and turns of that surreal piece with great conga work. Probably the most effective Wright-Joy performance piece was "The Woman in the Black One Piece," a bluesy poem that explores th e interior world of a woman sitting alone at the Hyatt Pool. Wright ended his reading with "Messages from La Frontera," a poem set in San Diego and dedicated to the memory of Cesare Chavez.

Some of the faces in the crowd were the Muse Apprentic e G uild's AUGUST HIGHLAND, LA actor and singer ALLEN BERNSTEIN, and Punahou alums KIM (HEYER '73) DARLING and BARBARA LAWSON ('64).

ps. WILL JOY can be reached at 619-865-0694 should you require a great percussionist at your reading or party.≈≈≈≈

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