New York 1969: A Book Talk with Richard Blair

The 1960s were a time of great change. Richard Blair was wandering the streets of New York, taking dramatic photos, while his father, poet Ed Blair, was living with the Beats in the East Village, performing in off-off Broadway plays and reading his poetry to the avant-garde.

In the new book, New York 1969 the father’s poems and the son’s photographs are paired in a loving collaboration that emphasizes what they had in common: a love and respect for the common man, whimsy and humor, and a subtle underlying sense of the blues.

Richard Blair will share readings and images from the book, which will be available for purchase and signing.

Thursday, September 4, 2014
6:30 pm

Washington Square Institute
41 East 11th Street, between Broadway and University Place