photo copyright © 2002 by Evlyn Baker|
subsequent photos copyright © 2003 by Ed Baker
Cid had just finished a rather long
'membrance re:garding Lorine Niedecker's
NYC friends...he said.."and I never have a script".
This was at LN's 100th in Milwaukee.
LN., Chs. Reznikoff ((who my mother knew in
Manhattan and said: "the Reznikoff's were
handsome boys. In the clothing business. He
(Charles) was always well dressed and a good dancer)) ,
George Oppen, Bill Williams, etc
Cid came to the back of the hall where we were waiting
for him...Me, Bob Arnold, Susan, John Martone, Chuck Sandy,
John & Jasna Phillips..I think also Ted and his young friend
with the little beard was also there..and the guard who was
enjoying "all you writers"
Cid come up to us, after a few words said: "let's get Shizumi and
He looks me in the eye and asks :
"Got a question Ed? "
"Without a script, you forgot someone."
"You thought I was going to mention You?"
".......... you forgot Carl Rakosi"
there is more, however:
leave it with the poems..
one of the last "pieces" that I sent via
aereogramme to Cid and Shizumi...