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Memorial Reading at Zinc Bar, New York City, June 24, 2007

On June 24, 2007 Jim Berhle hosted a memorial reading at his Zinc Bar reading series dedicated to the life of the truly radical and compassionate poet, artist, gender activist, mentor and friend kari edwards (1954-2006). kari's partner Fran Blau gave a moving account of kari's life, followed by poets who read poems, collaborations, and essays written and/or inspired by hir. Litmus Press and Belladonna* offered commemorative broadsides in kari's honor, copies of kari's books were for sale, as well as the journal Aufgabe #6, which is dedicated to hir. All proceeds went to the kari edwards scholarship fund at Naropa University. Rachel Levitsky emceed and Austin Publicover recorded the event.

— Julian Brolaski & Tracy Grinnell

1. Jim Behrle (Introduction) (0:33)
2. Rachel Levitsky (Introduction) (2:26)
3. Frances Blau (3:57)
4. Julian Brolaski (9:37)
5. E. Tracy Grinnell (8:40)
6. Brenda Iijima (6:16)
7. Paul Foster Johnson (7:11)
8. Stacy Szymaszek (8:07)
9. kari edwards via Miporadio (3:29)
10. Rachel Levitsky (7:18)
11. Chris Martin (6:15)
12. Tim Peterson (8:03)
13. erica kaufman (6:47)

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