Beyond Baroque’s Tribute to Holly Prado

Friday, December 6, 2019

TOMORROW’S GATHERING IN HONOR OF HOLLY PRADO
Saturday, December 7, 2019
2-6 p.m.

With Harry E. Northup, Phoebe MacAdams, James Cushing, Cecilia Woloch,
Paul Vangelisti, Lynne Littman’s film (1974), interview by
Channel 22 at MPTF, Sandra Cohen, Barbara Crane, Aram Saroyan, Laurel Ann Bogen,
Susan Hayden, Michael C. Ford, Judy Oberlander, Mark Rhodes, Fernando Castro,
Steve Goldman, Pamela Shanel, Marie Pal, Kathleen Bevacqua, Richard Heller,
Olivia Sanchez-Brown, Bill Mohr, Sidney Higgins, & others.

Beyond Baroque
681 Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 822-3006

For Brian Dunlap’s fine post on Holly Prado, go to:

Passing Of A Los Ángeles Poet Holly Prado

The above link reprints a review by Sanora Bartels on Prado’s book, oh Salt/oh Desiring Hand, which remains one of my favorite volumes of her poetry.

Here is a brief excerpt from my commentary on Holly Prado back in mid-June:

In one of her poems, Holly invoked the presence of poets both living and dead as our most cherished companions in the imaginative journey. “Why go on without such a family?” The first time I read that line, I was immediately struck with the full force of its pertinent acuity. Holly was one of the Great Aunts in the family of poetry, nourishing so many of us with her poems, her prose, and her wise teaching. Our family of poets, especially in Southern California, has suffered an enormous loss.

In the past half-century, she was one of the most anthologized poets in Southern California, appearing in well over a dozen volumes such as Suzanne Lummis’s GRAND PASSION and WIDE AWAKE, as well as being one of the ten poets featured in my first anthology, The Streets Inside (1978), in addition appearing in my subsequent effort, POETRY LOVES POETRY (1985).