"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 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.
Fernando García Delgado, Steve Dalachinsky, Yuko Otomo & Joaquín Dylan García
at "Broome Street Bar", SoHo, New York. May 15th, 2019
DEAR STEVE, WE GONNA MISS YOU... YOU ARE IN OUR HEARTS...
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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
alongside Cecilia Llompart, Andrew Spragg.
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.
Evolving MUSIC/ VOICE Series
January 25, 2010.
Snippet of the words of Steve Dalachinsky accompanied by Matt Manieri on viola.
Stone, NYC. 6/03/2011
San Francisco State University. 19/04/2018
Excerpts of Steve Dalachinsky and Loren Connors performing
at McNally Jackson Books in New York on 24/03/2019.