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Passing Stranger

Ron Padgett and Andrei Codrescu recall a night in 1968, when fellow poet Kenneth Koch was assassinated, or so it seemed, during a reading at St. Mark's Church in New York City.

2010 / Pejk Malinovski / eastvillagepoetrywalk.org, USA

Ron Padgett and Andrei Codrescu recall a night in 1968, when fellow poet Kenneth Koch was assassinated, or so it seemed, during a reading at St. Mark's Church in New York City.

Here's a five-minute segment from Passing Stranger, a sound-rich chronicle of poets and poetry associated with the East Village from 1950 - present. Narrated by filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, Passing Stranger contains site-specific poetry, interviews, archival recordings and music by John Zorn.

Passing Stranger exists as an audio tour you can listen to while wandering through the East Village at your leisure, and an interactive website, where you can virtually stroll around the neighborhood and flip through pictures of the luminaries and locations featured within, from the comfort of... wherever.

Passing Stranger is produced by Pejk Malinovski, with support from The Poetry Foundation. Website design is by Zeega.

Read an interview with Pejk about working with Jim Jarmusch, and the something/nothing in particular dynamic, Behind the Scenes.


produced by

Pejk Malinovski

Pejk Malinovski is a freelance radio producer, sound artist and poet based in Brooklyn.


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