By Michael C Ford
Lawn Gnome Publishing Classic Literature
Michael C Ford is a legendary voice on the LA poetry scene, producing a steady stream of print and recorded product since 1970. His debut spoken word vinyl, “Language Commando” earned a Grammy nomination in 1986. His book “Emergency Exits” received a 1998 Pulitzer Prize nomination. Influenced by poet Kenneth Patchen, Ford has done collaborative recordings with Ray Manzarek of The Doors. His first reading of his poetry occurred at a fundraiser for Norman Mailer’s run for Mayor of New York in 1969. The lineup included Jim Morrison, lead singer The Doors, and poets Jack Hirschman, Michael McClure and several Andy Warhol Factory workers. Crosswalk Casserole is the last published work of poetry by Michael C Ford.
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