LIFT OFF Celebrating the Life of Herschel Silverman 1926-2015

Sun, 13 December 2015 // 01:00 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

Celebrate and remember the life of Beat legend Herschel Silverman who passed away on September 19th.

Silverman is the author of numerous books including Krishna Poems, Lift Off, and Perpendiculars. Hersch was immortalized in an Allen Ginsberg poem: “candystore emperor Hersch Silverman, dreaming of telling the Truth, but his Karma is selling jellybeans & being kind.” He is also the inspiration for two children’s books by Jonathan London: Hip Cat, and The Candystore Man.

Featuring the voices and sounds of those who loved him: Bob Holman, Perry Robinson, Elaine Teitcher, Jack Silverman, Laura Silverman, Steve Dalachinsky, Yuko Otomo, Tsaurah Litzky, Joel Lewis, Florence Wetzel, Alan Kauffman, Al Sullivan, Sharon Lynn Griffiths, Alan Pizzarelli, Jill Rapaport, Steve Hartman, Mike Kovaks, Eliot Katz, Vivian Demuth and Danny Shot.