Thursday, February 21, 2019

Daniel Thompson: One Tough Poet

Documentary - Daniel Thompson: One Tough Poet (2019)
Daniel Thompson at Cafe Noir, 2003
foto © Steven B. Smith,
This new film, directed by Jim Wolpaw, is the culmination of a twelve-year effort to document the life of a cultural hero. Daniel Thompson was a fearless poet and social activist. In 1992, he was proclaimed the first poet laureate of Cuyahoga County. The resolution states, “Daniel Thompson has distinguished himself as one of Cuyahoga County’s most colorful, talented and concerned citizens.” Well-known for his humorous, playful and poignant work, Thompson’s legacy lives on in the Northeast Ohio poetry community. 

Two showings:

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 7 p.m.
2345 Lee Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
(216) 932-3600

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Main Library Auditorium
15425 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, Ohio 44107
(216) 226-8275


LarryBlogger said...

I am planning to attend...Daniel was such a force...such a story of resistance and statement, and deep humor. His Big Book of Daniel is still available from our Bottom Dog Press...

John B. Burroughs said...

I'll probably attend the one in Lakewood, as long as I'm home from Denver in time.

Gair Linhart said...

I was lucky enough to read with Daniel, in Albuquerque, when he toured out here in the 1990s...Knew him back in Cleveland, back in the seventies, too...Hope I can find this film on line soon...Thanks! Gair Linhart


The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau