Rochelle Hartman writes "A 90-minute tribute to poet Kenneth Koch will be presented via streaming media on April 19. Featured poets include David Antin, Andrei Codrescu, Maria Damon, Kenward Elmslie, Roxi Hamilton, Anselm Hollo, Forrest Gander, Lisa Jarnot, Ron Padgett, Keith Taylor, and Anne Waldman.
Part I of the program is a round-robin, transcontinental reading of Koch's "Twenty Poems" from Days and Nights. Part II features the participants reading from their own works, from various locations around the US.
This high-tech/high-brow shindig was thrown together with the help of Internet2, several Internet2 campuses and the Naropa University Summer Writing Program. Details here.
Still got dial-up? You and your widespread pals can create your own transcontinental tribute and not feel left behind. Have everyone check out the same book, set up a conference call, and off you go for some National Poetry Month fun. "