Stephen Kalinich at A Rrose in a Prose – December 16
I first learned about Stephen Kalinich from a bootleg Brian Wilson CD that Bobb Bruno loaned to me years ago. I never imagined that the unknown man behind this strange, disembodied, beautiful voice would someday be a friend. This is a guy who writes poetry that feels like warm sunshine coming into your kitchen window in the morning. As a poet, he’s graced the steps of our nation’s capitol and the grooves of my favorite Beach Boys albums. I’m so happy that he’s now graced our presence twice at A Rrose in a Prose.
This time, he could only stay briefly: he was on his way from a recording studio and on his way to another reading, or vice versa, or something–I can’t keep up with the guy! I hope once I’ve lived as long and as thoughtful a life as Stevie has that I’ll still have this kind of enthusiasm and joy in sharing my work with others.
Posted on December 28, 2012, in Bobb Bruno, Literature, Los Angeles, Poems, Poetry, Songwriters, The Beach Boys and tagged A Rrose in a Prose, Bobb Bruno, Stephen Kalinich. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.