Born in Evanston, Illinois, Robinson attended high school in Cincinnati and graduated from Yale College in 1971. In 1974, he published the one-shot poetry magazine Streets and Roads, where for the first time work by such poets as Barrett Watten, Ron Silliman, Rae Armantrout, andBob Perelman appeared alongside that of Alan Bernheimer, Steve Benson, Carla Harryman, and Merrill Gilfillan. In the 1970s and 1980s, he performed with San Francisco Poets Theater, produced "In the American Tree: New Writing by Poets," a weekly radio program of live readings and interviews on KPFA radio in Berkeley (with Lyn Hejinian), and curated the Tassajara Bakery poetry reading series (with Tom Mandel). Beginning in the 1970s, he has published seventeen books of poetry and appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
SEGUE SERIES SATURDAY: KIT ROBINSON AND BERNADETTE MAYER
Jamey Jones just sent me this note.
This Saturday, Nov. 22, from 4:00 to 6:00 at the Bowery Poetry Club.
Kit Robinson (born May 17, 1949) is an American poet and translator. An early member of the San Francisco language poets circle, he has published 17 books of poetry.
During the first phase of his writing career in the 1970s, Robinson worked as a cab driver, teacher’s aide, postal clerk, and legal reporter. He also taught poetry writing in schools through the California Poets in the Schools program. Beginning in the mid-1980s, Robinson adopted his current profession of corporate communications in the information technology industry.
The Bowery Poetry Club 308 Bowery, New York, NY 10012 212.614.0505 foot of First Street, between Houston & Bleecker across the street from CBGBs