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Free Show!

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Drawing by Derek Fenner
Show starts promptly @ 8:30 p.m.
Doors open @ 7:45 p.m. No Cover. Seating is first
Upstairs at THE OLD COURT, 29 Central St., Lowell, MA come, first serve.
see www.lowellcelebrateskerouac.org/ All ages welcome.
for more events for the weekend.

Samkhann C. Khoeun
Translator and Editor of
D A N G R E K ,
epic poems about love and
survival during the reign
of the Khmer Rouge.
The poems were written
the former leader of the Glory Buddhist temple in
Lowell. Samkhann Khoeun will read from the work,
accompanied by traditional Cambodian musicians.
Antje Duvekot
“Duvekot has gotten hotter, faster than any local
Andrew Schelling songwriter in recent memory. Her songs feel at
once fresh faced and firmly rooted, driven by the
Poet, essay writer, and translator, whispery sensuality of her voice. She believes in
currently at work on an
the redemptive power of the shared secret; and
anthology of India’s medieval
is utterly unafraid to mine the darkest corners of
bhakti, or devotional, poetry
for Oxford University Press.
her life for songs that turn fear into resilience and
Eliot Weinberger once wrote isolation into community”. The Boston Globe
that Schelling “is the latest
incarnation in an American Antje has won some of the top songwriting awards
poetic lineage that began including the Grand Prize in the John Lennon
with the Transcendentalists Songwriting Competition, the prestigious, Kerrville
and moved west with Rexroth and Snyder,” noting the (TX) “Best New Folk Award” and in one of the
“conjunction of wilderness expertise” with homegrown nation’s top music markets, she won the Boston
radical politics and an immersion in Asian literatures. Music Award for “Outstanding Folk Act”, three
Schelling has published six books of translation from of the top prizes in the singer-songwriter world.
India’s old languages, including DROPPING THE BOW:
POEMS FROM ANCIENT INDIA, which received the UVAS is a free event brought to you by the Lowell Poetry
Academy of American Poets 1992 prize in translation, Network, Lowell Cultural Council, Lowell National Historical
Park, Lowell’s Office of Cultural Affairs and Special Events,
and was reissued in 2008 by White Pine Press. He is UMass Lowell Office of Outreach, Loom Press, Mary Bacigalupo
faculty at Deer Park Institute in the Kangra Valley, North Fund, Lowell Heritage Partnership, Lowell: the Flowering
India. At Naropa’s THE KEROUAC SCHOOL OF City, Bootstrap Productions, Brew’d Awakening Coffeehouse,
the ghost of Renovation Journal and private donations.
DISEMBODIED POETICS, Schelling teaches poetry,
translation, courses in bioregional poetics, and Sanskrit. THIS IS ALSO A:
For more info or to make a donation please contact David_Robinson@uml.edu