Sad News from the Poetry Community
poet friends and vital contributors to the Brownstone Poets Anthologies are no
longer with us:
Brant Lyon on May 12 (my birthday). He died suddenly that morning.
Iris Berman on June 1. She has battled lung cancer for several years.
I am still in shock and disbelief that both Brant and Iris have passed
away. The poetry community will not be the same, although their poetry
will live on. Their poems in the Brownstone Poets 2012 Anthology will be
honored at the Annual Brownstone Poets Anthology Reading at BookCourt on
Sunday, June 24 at 7 p.m.
Bookcourt163 Court StreetCobble Hill, Brooklyn 11201
Right now, I only have memorial information for Brant.
I will keep you posted on the upcoming Hydrogen Jukebox Show on Thursday, June 28.
Iris Berman, as soon as I hear about the memorial arrangements from Cynthia Toronto, I will let you know.
For donations in Brant Lyon’s memory, please send to the following
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender
MEMORIALS FOR BRANT LYON:
From Three Rooms Press:
BRANT LYON MEMORIAL
Bowery Poetry ClubSaturday, June 9, 3-5:30 p.m. Our heart is heavy with the loss of
who passed away suddenly on May 12. Brant was a vital, caring, creative, and
musician, producer and publisher. He was co-founder of the
New York independent press great weather for MEDIA; author of the book
Are White Inside,” a full length collection of his poetry; and
of the popular series Hydrogen Jukebox, at which poets read their work to live
improvised music. He recently recorded and produced the cd “Brain
which included tracks by Hydrogen Jukebox regulars. His passing has left a
great hole in the lives of friends worldwide.To celebrate his life, a memorial for Brant Lyon
will be held at Bowery Poetry Club on Saturday, June 9, from 3-5 p.m. The event
will feature several scheduled speakers discussing Brant’s impact on their
lives (no open reading). Please come
to pay your respects to Brant.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The
Transgender Center (http://www.gaycenter.org/support)
to PEN (http://www.pen.org/).
Bowery Poetry Club308 Bowery (between Bleecker & Houston)
New York, NY 10012
520-522 East 13th Street,
New York, NY 10009