Kari Edwards was a lovely, fascinating person as well as an extraordinary activist and poet. Sie will be sorely missed by this world and especially in our poetic community. I had the fortune to 'meet' hir via the internet publishing world, and had several following correspondances. Sie was always very sweet and giving. I a honored that she published an dusi/e-chap with the first kollektiv last summer.

Here is hir bio that Sie provided me with last spring:

kari edwards is a poet, artist and gender activist, received one of Small Press Traffic's books of the year awards (2004), New Langton Art's Bay Area Award in literature (2002); and is author of obedience, Factory School (2005); iduna, O Books (2003), a day in the life of p., subpress collective (2002), a diary of lies - Belladonna #27 by Belladonna Books (2002), and post/(pink) Scarlet Press (2000). edwards' work can also be found in Scribner's The Best American Poetry (2004), Bay Poetics, Faux Press, (2006),Civil Disobediences: Poetics and Politics in Action, Coffee House Press, (2004), Biting the Error: writers explore narrative, Coach House, Toronto, (2004), Bisexuality and Transgenderism: InterSEXions of the Others, Hawoth Press, Inc.(2004), Experimental Theology, Public Text 0.2., Seattle Research Institute (2003), Blood and Tears: Poems for Matthew Shepard, Painted Leaf Press (2000), Aufgabe, Tinfish, Mirage/Period(ical), Van Gogh's Ear, Amerikan Hotel, Boog City, 88: A Journal of Contemporary American Poetry, Narrativity, Fulcrum: an annual of poetry and aesthetics, Pom2, Shearsman, and Submodern

Prayers and condolences go out to hir partner, Fran Blau and hir family.

from an email at Buffalo: Fran Blau asked me to spread the word about, well, something you can do in kari's memory if you care to, and that's to make a donation to Cinema Paradiso, the international cinema in Auroville, the visionary community in southern India where kari and Fran had spent a happy year + together.

Checks should be made out to:

Auroville Maintenance Fund
and sent to:
Financial Services
Town Hall Annex
Auroville 605101
Tamil Nadu

Please note that it's to support "Cinema Paradiso" and that your gift is in memory of kari edwards.

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