CURRENT EVENTS 2017 

Poetry Reading,

North Beach Public Library, Tues June 26, 2017 6:30 pm, in Jack Hirshman’s long-running series. click here

The next Pt Reyes Writing Weekend

will be late fall/early winter, please check this page or click

here  for more info.  Point Reyes Field InstituteI hope you will join us!

Video: Panel Talk

Last  September, I spoke on a panel on the painter Richard Pousette-Dart, at the Whitney Museum in New York. To listen to my 20-minute talk, click  here , and click on time-marker 1:30. The panel includes Charles Duncan, Whitney Director Adam Weinberg, Art Historian Barbara Rose, Curator Jennifer Powell, and artist Chistopher Wool.

 Poetry project: Italy    Terra Amata

Last winter, The Italian Academia Dramma Antica (actors and students of diction and spoken text) presented my poem Terra Amata (in Italian) at SAC Contemporary Art Museum in Siracusa. It’s an “invited poem”, a collection of “remembered place” as told to me by Europeans, Americans, African and Syrian refugees, and random travelers. Some 40 young Italian actors created a performance piece, a collage of remembered Earth.
In Memory: Bill Horvitz
In honor of my ex-husband Bill Horvitz, who died last week after a short battle with cancer. Click on this link, to listen to a recording from our many years of performing poetry and music together:  On the Road or Asteroids, featuring Bill’s beautiful, soulful guitar; or Clear and Mild, as blessing for Bill.

 

2014 CDs of Spoken Word and Music— out of round records                                                                               

In the Middle of the Night of the Road of My Life I Found Myself in a Tangled Wood
Patti Trimble and Peter Whitehead. Bob Holman says:  “With a stand-up bass as the Circles and Patti Trimble’s voice our Dantean guide, we find that the road  between Truth and Beauty is a narrow one indeed. But with her skilled  blend of poesy and music, there’s no other journey so worth taking. ITMOTNOTROMLIFMIATW is a Classic Right Now.”

 

HELLO HEAVEN! POEMS FROM ARABIC SICILY  Patti Trimble, Ramzi Harrabi, Abdel Kabir Ghazout
Arabic poems from the Sicilian poet Ibn Hamdis and other, from Arabic Sicily and in exile, (ca. 840-1100). Tunisian-Sicilian singer Ramzi Harrabi sings the poetry in Arabic, Patti Trimble speaks their new English translations, and Abdel Ghazout creates beautiful melodies on the oud. A multicultural art project from the center of the Mediterranean.