Cloud House by Richard Hack is a good quick survey of Cloud House history. Here is a photograph by C.R. Snyder from the article, 1959 open reading. (What I wouldn't give to see and hear Helen Adam, but in '59 I was still discovering what was going on in the open vitality of American poetry.)
A letter with flyers from Kush of Cloud House
Walt Whitman Breathes Here
|"About 1854, age 35, just before the first publication of Leaves of Grass in Brooklyn. |
Courtesy of the Duke University Library, Trent Collection."
Kush generously video taped a reading/performance I did in San Francisco when Marge Nesset was setting up performances there billed as "New Mexico Performance Poet & Wily Troubadour" (Loft Theater, San Francisco, March 6, 1991). If this video is around there was a piano there, very rare for me . . . Steve Rodefer was there with a new friend, Lenore was there and just about nobody else, but the poetry event proceeded . . .
Cloud House Poetry Archives is essential to see with videos . . . from Penn Sound. Many thanks to Kush for your life of spurring poetry on and recording it. Kush is a Saint, yes, Saint Kush.
Larry Goodell, Placitas, New Mexico