In Memory of Joanne Kyger

‘The best thing about the past
is that it’s over’
when you die.
you wake up
from the dream
that’s your life.

Then you grow up
and get to be post human
in a past that keeps happening
ahead of you

Joanne Kyger

Always loved her work. Associate her with San Francisco, her wonderful Japan and India journals, Bolinas, and of course Phil Whalen. I was always thrilled to have a blurb on the back of her STRANGE BIG MOON,”Her journals chronicle what it meant to be a woman trying to write in those pre-feminist beat days, when men were the ones designated as spiritual and creative. Kyger has a sharp wit and a sharper eye.”
—Miriam Sagan

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About Miriam Sagan

I'm blogging about poetry, land art, haiku, women artists, road trips, and Baba Yaga at Miriam's Well ( The well is ALWAYS looking to publish poetry on our themes, sudden fiction, and guest bloggers and musers.

One thought on “In Memory of Joanne Kyger

  1. Saw the news this morning, coming up on feeds of old Naropa friends. Feel privileged to have heard her lecture and read.

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