Saturday, December 27, 2008

Accident Gallery - Eureka, CA - Thursday, January 8th - 7:30pm

Poet Nicholas Karavatos will perform poems in spontaneous collaboration with electric guitarist Jeff Kelley at the Accident Gallery in Eureka on Thursday, January 8, 2009.

The evening begins with an open mic at 7:30, followed by the inter-media spoken word performance by Nicholas Karavatos and Jeff Kelley.

Accident Gallery
210 C St
Eureka, CA 95501
(707) 445-2420

Sunday, November 23, 2008

North Country Fair, Arcata Plaza, Arcata, CA – 20 September 1992

Bassist: Morgan Stern
Guitarist: Art Brown
Percussionist: Eddie Justiniano
Percussionist: Mark Weston
Poet: Nicholas Karavatos

the poems:

No Asylum
Noisy Men Again
This Is the Place
Resting Place
Leisure Tenders Revolution for Despair to Harvest
Along the Dotted Lines
The Coming Soon
Making Medicine with Shiva
How Do I Love Thee?
sacred text edited for television
mystic bargain basement
Above and Below on Other Days
Burning at Too Low a Temp
Written to a Subliminal Infusion of the Band fIREHOSE
The General Hysteria of Living in the Trees
Down Past the Mined Potato Rock and Back
What Truth about War Survives

This was a spontaneous collaboration performed live outdoors:

The original recording is an analog soundboard tape engineered by All Around Sound

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Friday, November 7, 2008

Saturday, November 1, 2008

"Dear Kama" & "Nine February Eighty Nine"

Two recently appearing poems:

Dear Kama
Numinous, #2 (November 2008)

Nine February Eighty Nine
Minotaur, #51 (October 2008)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

Arabic Idol


Arabic Idol
there., #4 (May 2008)


Arabic Idol

Unfortunately, I think I said "pear" instead of "prayer" in the collaboration.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Signs of the Times


Signs of the Times
Blackbox – a record of the crash (Spring Collisions, May 2008)


Signs of the Times

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

"Katy Perry single smacks of controversy in UAE"

By Kevin Scott and Siham Al Najami, Staff Reporters for Gulf News
Published: August 18, 2008, 23:21

Lesbianism is (and has been) alive and well in the Arab world - a fact the article strains to deny:

"Dr Mouza Ghubash, an Emirati sociologist, told Gulf News: "This song reflects the kind of relationship and behaviour that is common in Western societies and that can also be found as a new phenomenon in Arab culture."

"New phenomenon"? Dream on, scapegoaters.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Reading Tour - August 2008 - Photo Album

Poetry Readings in Fort Bragg and Portland.

In this album are Charlotte Gullick, Michael Datcher, Daphne Gottlieb, Dreux Carpenter, Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge, Kate Gale, Maya, Jenoyne Adams, Chris Cottrell, Dan Rafael, Margreta Waterman, Regina Marie Espinosa, and Nicholas Karavatos.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Poetry Reading in Portland on Monday

“I Love Mondays” Reading Series
Hosted by Dan Rafael

Nicholas Karavatos & Chris Cottrell

August 11th
7:00 pm

Broadway Books
1714 NE Broadway
Portland, OR

Friday, August 8, 2008

Free Arcata Festival - 1996 - "No Asylum" by Primordial Stew

No Asylum (Karavatos)

Primordial Stew:
Doug Kamprath - Drums
Nick Karavatos - Bass, Vocals
Jeff Kelley - Guitar
Rik Reider - Guitar

Free Arcata Festival (Friday Night)
Old Arcata Creamery
Arcata, CA

No Asylum
San Fernando Poetry Journal, vol. XIV, #1 (1991)

Reading Tour - July 2008 - Photo Album

Poetry Readings in San Jose, Berkeley, Seattle, and Ukiah.

In this album: Jeff Kelley, Teresa Howell, Richard LaPreziosa, Dennis Richardson, Mark States, Julia Vinograd, Fred Sherburn-Zimmer, Paul Corman-Roberts, Marianne Keller, Peggy Martinez, J. Glenn Evans, Lindsay Jones, Raena West, Terry Moore Devine, Tai Lupin Van Orden, Penny Gunn, Theresa Whitehill, Susan Sparrow, Dan Barth, Jennifer Grau Black, and Nicholas Karavatos.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Reading Tour - June 2008 - Photo Album

Poetry readings in Ventura, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Point Arena, and Sacramento.

In this album are Roe Estep, Jawanza Dumisani, Michael Datcher, Kevin Patrick Sullivan, Blake More, T.Mo, and Nicholas Karavatos.