Saturday, March 16, 2013

Frank Samperi's Reading at Beyond Baroque

Click on the link below where the video is being shown at PennSound at Frank Samperi's Page:

Video was taped by Claudia Samperi-Warren so all can be part of this wonderful reading of
Frank Samperi's work celebrated at Beyond Baroque in Venice on March 10th, 2013.

Poets reading: Conrad DiDiodato, Harry Northup, Phoebe MacAdams, S.A. Griffin and Steve Goldman.

The Trilogy book will be available soon from Skysill Press.

From Conrad on Frank Samperi's Reading at Beyond Baroque

Though a stranger to the place I felt far from it. But I could hardly believe I was there: to those of us schooled in Canada's version of the terrific California poetry scene Venice Beach seemed hallowed ground (as indeed it still is). American poetry and the always revolutionary conditions of its growth and development always came accompanied--to this very impressionable 70s student of literature--with distinctive names, faces and personalities And I saw a few of them proudly displayed along the upper walls in the 'Beyond Baroque' bookstore: diPrima, Acker, Duncan, Olson and Venice Beach's local poetry legend, John Thomas Idlet. The 'Gas House' and Ellison Hotel were, in the words of local poet and musician Betto, where the poets came for the 'vibes'. Click on Conrad's blog to read more.....

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Frank Samperi Celebration 2013 in Venice, CA

Presented by his daughter, CLAUDIA SAMPERI-WARREN
Sunday, March 10, 2013, at 4 P.M.
at Beyond Baroque

Reading from Frank's TRILOGY:    

Conrad Didiodato
Harry Northup
Phoebe MacAdams
S.A. Griffin
Steve Goldman

Poet FRANK SAMPERI is a first generation American born Italian from New York
and a veteran of the Korean War.  His poetry is a focus on the struggle of the modern spiritual writer.  Trilogy brings together three of Samperi's books, written between 1971 and 1973, under one cover.
The appearance of Sam Ward’s Skysill Press publication of Frank Samperi’s Trilogy in 2013 is occasion for great happiness. The three works published separately by Mushinsha/Grossman in the early 70s (The Prefiguration in 1971, and  Quadrifariam and Lumen Gloriae in 1973) appear for the first time as a single volume, with Peter O’Leary and Robert Kelly writing Introductions and Elizabeth Robinson an Afterword.
The Trilogy publication is a victory of both Samperian Spirit and the love of those who walked with him in life:

sun ray
hold on
wherever gold

Beyond Baroque
681 Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 822-3006

Admission $7
Sudents, seniors $5
Membrs FREE
Free street parking