Saturday, April 14, 2007


Gil Ott Tribute & the First Annual Gil Ott Book Award

Sunday, April 15th, 3pm
Robin’s Bookstore
108 S.13th St., Philadelphia

More than any other individual, Gil Ott is the person responsible for the strength of the poetry community in Philadelphia over the past 30 years. His skills as a poet & prose writer, as an editor, publisher & arts administrator, and as a community organizer, proved to be a unique combination. A small “d” democrat, Gil led by example, usually denying that he was doing anything other than just being himself.

Tim Peterson is the recipient of the First Annual Gil Ott Book Award for his book Since I Moved In (Chax Press, 2007), selected by series editors Charles Alexander, Eli Goldblatt, Myung Mi Kim and Nathaniel Mackey.

We will also be celebrating Gil Ott's work and life as told and read by a few of his many friends and admirers. Those participating include:

Alicia Askenase
Julia Blumenreich
Rachel Blau DuPlessis
Ryan Eckes
Kristen Gallagher
Eli Goldblatt
Chris McCreary
Jenn McCreary
Bob Perelman
Ken Rumble
Joshua Schuster
Frank Sherlock
Ron Silliman

Click HERE for a video of Gil.
Click HERE for Gil's last interview.
Click HERE at WIKIPEDIA, they're looking for help creating Gil's page.

This blog note seriously plagiarized from CAConrad’s work at PhillySound.

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