John Farris (poet and novelist)
John Farris (1940–2016) was an American poet and novelist who lived in the East Village neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan. He is the author of a volume of verse It's not About Time which was published by Fly by Night Press (ISBN 9780963740502) in 1993. He is the also author of the novel The Ass's Tale published Unbearable Books (ISBN 9781570272219). Farris won the 2013 Acker Award in the fiction for the volume.
A memorial celebrating Farris's life and art was held at the Judson Memorial Church in New York City on the evening of April 29, 2016. The speakers and readers at the memorial included; Chavisa Woods, Michael Carter, Ron Kolm, Bob Holman, Andrew Castrucci, Mia Hansford, David Henderson, Steve Cannon, and several of the writer's daughters, Farris's grandson jazz saxophonist Richard Dye also performed.
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- "The Ass's Tale by John Farris". The Unbearables. 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2016-02-14.
- Remix this video. "The Acker Awards, 2013, John Farris, fiction writer, poet, artist". YouTube. Retrieved 2016-02-14.
- Baraka, Amiri (April 2012). The Autobiography of LeRoi Jones. ISBN 9781613745892.
- "John Farris, bohemian poet who chronicled life on Lower East Side". 2016-02-11.
- "Memorial for poet John Farris". 2016-04-28.
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