For this Sunday’s gathering in Woodstock, Sunday, August 2 at 12 noon at the Byrdcliffe Theater, the theme is CAMP. And we’ve got a great local poet and all-around fabulous figure of art and enlightenment to perform The Reading. His name is Shiv Mirabito and you’ll often see him around town with his pile of braids, luxurious beard and attired in textiles from around the world. I’m thrilled to have him take part – he’s going to read quotes by Quentin Crisp. Here’s his bio:
Shiv Mirabito is a Tantrik Buddhist-Hindu yogi, anthropologist, archivist, artist, photographer, publisher & poet who began writing as a teenager while living at Allen Ginsberg’s Cherry Valley poetry commune. He now divides his time between Woodstock, India & Nepal. His small press, Shivastan Publishing, is the only press that prints chapbooks & broadsides on handmade paper in Kathmandu. He also has a bookshop & art gallery in central Woodstock called the Shivastan Poetry Ashram.
photo by Frank Spinelli*