...is a firebrand of a performance poet. He is proud to align himself with a line of vactic poets who fought for justice and peace on earth, including William Blake – and, of course, his old friend Allen Ginsberg.
The incandescent, the surreal and innocent whimsy of highly-acclaimed beat poet and musician Michael Horovitz.
A unique opportunity to listen to the internationally renowned poet, performer, organiser of the iconic Albert Hall Poetry Incarnation. He has been in high demand this year: June 65 and the Poetry Olympics; BBC Radio 4; Jazzed Up, Albert Hall; Summer of Love, Frankfurt... before BlakeFest, Bognor Regis on Sept 16.
Michael says of William Blake, “Great-grandfather William has long been among the most seminal and crucial inspirations of all to me, and goes on being so. I hardly ever do or say anything to do with poetry and the arts without some reference to or echo of his almost incomparably wide-ranging works…”
Michael will be sharing part of his long and colourful journey from the days of Beat Poetry and the Sixties and performing with accomplished jazz musicians Vanessa Vie, Annie Whitehead and Peter Lemer: The William Blake Klezmatrix band.