Steve Dalachinsky


En recuerdo a nuestro amigo y colega...

In memory of our friend and colleague...

(September 26,1946 / September 16, 2019)




(Photo by Fernando García Delgado, 05/2019)



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"Collage is an extension yet variation in opposition

yet direct correlation to poetry."  Steve Dalachinsky








Steve Dalachinsky, Poet/collagist (September 26, 1946 - September 16, 2019) was born in Brooklyn after the last big war and managed to survive lots of little wars. His extensive work between poetry and jazz work has appeared in countless journals the world over including Big Bridge, Milk, Tribes, Unlikely Stories, Ratapallax, Evergreen Review, Long Shot, Alpha Beat Soup, The Brooklyn Review, and many more.

He has been included in such anthologies as Beat Indeed, The Haiku Moment, Up is Up But So is Down: NYU Downtown Literary Anthology, and the esteemed Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. His most recent poetry books include Reaching into the Unknown (2009), Insomnia Poems (2009), Invasion of the Animal People (2010), The Mantis: collected poems for Cecil Taylor 1966-2009 (2011/12, Trust Fund Babies (2012), The Veiled Doorway and St. Lucie (2012), Long Play E.P. (2012), and A Superintendent’s Eyes (2013).

His audio CD compilations include Incomplete Direction (1999), The Bill Has Been Paid (2013) and The Fallout of Dreams (2013).


His latest CDs are The Fallout of Dreams with Dave Liebman and Richie Beirach (Roguart 2014) and ec(H)o-system with the French art-rock group, the Snobs (Bambalam 2015).

His most recent books include Where Night and Day Become One: The French Poems / A Selection 1983-2017 (2018 Great weather for MEDIA), Fools Gold (2014 Feral Press), Flying home, a collaboration with German visual artist Sig Bang Schmidt (Paris Lit Up Press 2015) and The Invisible Ray (Overpass Press 2016) with artwork by Shalom Neuman.


His recognitions include the 2007 Josephine Miles PEN National Book Award and has also been recently nominated for a PEN Oakland Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2013, Steve Dalachinsky was awarded the title of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture.



Steve Dalachinsky is his studio in New York. May 15th, 2019. Photo by Fernando García Delgado.




Steve sat in a chair he had left on the sidewalk to throw

away and when we walked through the neighborhood,

we met her in the same place that had left her three

days ago. And the four of us took pictures sitting on it.

May 15th, 2019. Photo by Fernando García Delgado.

"For Louise"

by Steve Dalachinsky


"Long Play E.P. - The Complete Evan Parker Poems"

Corrupt Press, 2011




Fernando García Delgado, Steve Dalachinsky, Yuko Otomo & Joaquín Dylan García

at "Broome Street Bar", SoHo, New York. May 15th, 2019







"A bird in hand" collage by Steve Dalachinsky

"Actual size" collage by Steve Dalachinsky




* Steve Dalachinsky on YouTube *



Spotlight on Steve Dalachinsky




Eighty-pound Pug with Steve Dalachinsky

Rough audio mix of a performance at Otto's Shrunken Head

Alex Lozupone, Guitar/Bass - Paul Feitzinger, Drums

Ayumi Ishito, Tenor sax - Steve Dalachinsky, Poetry



Steve Dalachinsky read new works

alongside Cecilia Llompart, Andrew Spragg.



Tuli Kupferberg Interview with Steve Dalachinsky & Yuko Otomo

Revolting News, May 8, 2008.

Tuli interviews Soho neighbors poet/journalist Steve Dalachinsky

and poet/painter Yuko Otomo in their Spring Street urban lair.

This was to be Tuli's last TV interview.

Video and off-camera voice: Thelma Blitz.



Steve Dalachinsky & Matt Maneri

Evolving MUSIC/ VOICE Series

January 25, 2010.

Snippet of the words of Steve Dalachinsky accompanied by Matt Manieri on viola.



Steve Dalachinsky & Dave Liebman

Stone, NYC. 6/03/2011



Steve Dalachinsky: “The Poetry Center”

San Francisco State University. 19/04/2018



Steve Dalachinsky & Loren Connors

Excerpts of Steve Dalachinsky and Loren Connors performing

at McNally Jackson Books in New York on 24/03/2019.