Holly Prado: The First Public Tribute — August 10

Harry E. Northup, poet and actor, has announced that a “Tribute To Holly Prado” will take place on Saturday, Aug. 10th, at 2 P.M., at the Gianopolus Room, Saban Center, MPTF, 23388 Mulholland Drive, Woodland Hills, Ca. 91364.

The flyer for this event has an epigraph from FEASTS, a book of autobiographical fiction by Holly Prado that I published in 1976:

“to turn our gold into ordinary ground, the best possible solution.”

If the impetus of the postmodern critique is to deconstruct the notion of the patriarchal masterpiece, and instead restore the reader to a full engagement of self-transformation in interweaving the wealth of imaginative language into our daily economy of meaningful meals, work, and shared ideas, then Holly Prado’s precise instruction should be kept continually in mind. It has inspired me ever since I first read it, and it is the hidden motive for much of my work, including this blog.

— Bill Mohr, Wednesday, August 7