Thursday, February 19, 2009

K.Curtis Lyle and John Eiler remember Sali

I am excited to report that next weekend St. Louis audiences will have a chance to see the great K. Curtis Lyle performing from his long poem Sali's Ark, an elegy for the late Marcella Sali Grace, who was raped and murdered last fall in Oaxaca, Mexico.

He will be accompanied by percussion prodigy David A.N. Jackson and introduced by Sali's father, John Eiler, who has written his own striking poem in memory of his daughter.

Both Curtis and John serve on the Poetry Scores board. We also plan to score Sali's Ark and mount an ambitious multi-venue art invitational devoted to the poem. The protean Tim McAvin has already embarked upon a fragment of the score, Stealing the Baby's Milk.

The performance is titled SALI'S SONGS: THE GIRL WHO OPENS DOORS and will be held at Stone Sprial Coffeehouse, 2500 Sutton Blvd. in Maplewood at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 28. It is guaranteed to be an intense and unforgettable evening in memory of an intense and unforgettable girl.


That's my blurry photo of Curtis performing in The Skuntry Museum, watched by Murphy Mark Shaw, assistant director of the Poetry Scores movie Blind Cat Black, which featured Curtis as The Pharaoh.

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