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Arts/Lit
‹‹ V.13 No.43 | October 21 - 27, 2004

Art Magnified

Beat Thing

Outpost Performance Space

By Steven Robert Allen
David Meltzer performs with bassist David Parlato this Thursday at the Outpost.
David Meltzer performs with bassist David Parlato this Thursday at the Outpost.

David Meltzer fell in with the Beats at the very beginning of the movement, reading his poetry in clubs and coffee houses in the late '50s in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood. In Beat Thing, released this year by Albuquerque's La Alameda Press, he reflects on the accomplishments of his generation and the commodification of all things Beat. Meltzer will read from this far ranging poem on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m., at the Outpost, accompanied by bassist David Parlato. $5 suggested donation. Students free. 268-0044.