David Amram: To Laura for Ted Joans

Ted Joans Lives!

David Amram:
To Laura for Ted Joans

Dear Laura:

 - I just heard about Ted’s passing and wanted to tell you how sorry I was, and hope you will know that …{read more}

Robert Creeley: Ted Joans, Primary Poet

Ted Joans Lives!

Sad news indeed that old friend and ally Ted Joans has died in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he’d been living for the past few years. Apparently his health, affected by …{read more}

The Teducated Mouth:
John Barbato interviews Ted Joans

Ted Joans Lives!

Ted Joans, one of the original Beat poets, was born in Cairo, Illinois on 4 July 1928. By his twenties, living in New York City , he moved in the …{read more}

Jack Foley Writes About Ted Joans

Ted Joans Lives!

Jack Foley:
GOODBYE, TED JOANS

Don’t let the minute spoil the hour.
     –Ted Joans

Ted Joans died April 25th, 2003 at the age of 74. He was alone in his …{read more}

Ted Joans Lives! Words by T. Paul Ste. Marie

Ted Joans & T.Paul Ste. Marie at Bukowski's in Vancouver. photo by Laura Corsiglia

T. Paul Ste. Marie:

My fortune in life, my true fortune of connecting with wonderful people, grew intensely as a result of knowing Ted & Laura here in Vancouver, B.C.. …{read more}

Ted Joans Lives! Tribute (15)

Ted Joans Lives!

Cordley Coit

Ted Joans   (unfinished documentary)
Music: Ornette Coleman’s Empty Foxhole
Red beans and rice, wet pussy, nice.
We know where the .38 lives
where the rule of switchblades reign.
We …{read more}

Ted Joans Lives! Tribute (14)

Ted Joans Lives!

Harry Nudel:

  I must have  1st met Ted
in the Summer of '79. I was selling
books on Soho-St...he came by & i 
gave him a copy of my book...2  ...{read more}

Ted Joans Lives! Tribute (13)

Ted Joans Lives!

Stephen Ronan:

By the time of Ted’s visits to City Lights I had attended at least one of his readings. Usually he would read at Cody’s Books in Berkeley. I …{read more}

Ted Joans Lives! Tribute (12)

Ted Joans Lives!

Gary Cummiskey:

I met Ted Joans when he came out to South Africa in late 1993. I attended a workshop of his and was most impressed by his warmth, humour, …{read more}

Ted Joans Lives! Tribute (11)

Ted Joans Lives!

John Bibby:

I met Ted twice – in Timbuktu (1966) and in Algiers (1969).

I remember his immortal first words – “Haben Sie Sardinen?” (I was wearing Lederhosen – he …{read more}