Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Taylor Mead: A Simple Country Girl

Taylor Mead's fourth book--his best and funniest book--and his first book in twenty years, Taylor Mead, a Simple Country Girl, is a collection of poems that are bright, ephemeral, and brilliant downtown Zen. Once Poet Laureate of Andy Warhol's Factory and now an indomitable octogenarian, Taylor Mead has recently been seen in Jim Jarmusch's latest, "Coffee and Cigarettes." He's a renowned actor, having appeared in innumerable underground classics from Warhol's "Lonesome Cowboys" to the first film of the Beat generation, "The Flower Thief." On stage he created the title role in Frank O'Hara's "The General Returns from One Place to Another" and Michael McClure's "Spider Rabbit." Taylor Mead continues to be the most avant poet on the block--if he were in Japan, he'd be a National Treasure. Here, he's got a weekly cocktail gig at the Bowery Poetry Club (every Monday at 6:30).

Pick up Taylor's new book from Y B K Pub Inc here.

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