Poetry Fest eve with Sinclair, Buddhas
Belfast — Waterfall Arts and the Belfast Poetry Festival will present an evening with ‘60s writer and activist John Sinclair, with Duncan Hardy and Friends & The Part Time Buddhas, Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. at Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. Tickets are $9, available at the door or via waterfallarts.org.
Sinclair is a poet, blues scholar, legend and icon of the 1960s counter-culture era, as well as a forefather of punk. Friend of legends including John Lennon, one-time manager of the infamous MC5 and a hardcore activist, Sinclair infuses his work with all of his cultural and musical influences, producing a blend of activism, jazz roots and signature performance style. His poetry will be backed by musicians Duncan Hardy and Friends.
The Part Time Buddhas is a poetry-jazz cello dance ensemble with Shana Bloomstein, Gil Helmick and Ben Noyes. They have performed with Grammy saxophonist Charles Neville and featured at the Bowery Poetry Club and The Kerouac Festival.
Seating is limited, so early arrival is recommended.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or firstname.lastname@example.org.