David Chirot (xxxx-2021)


David Chirot (xxxx-2021)

Group for the works of David Chirot with links to publications, texts, etc.

Sad enough in June I got the news he passed away.

Website: http://iuoma-network.ning.com/profile/davidbaptistechirot?xg_source=profiles_memberList
Members: 19
Latest Activity: Mar 12

Who is Davis Chirot?

David Chirot born in Lafayette, Indiana, grew up mainly in Vermont. He has lived and worked in Gottingen, Germany; Arles and Paris, France; Wroclaw, Poland; Hastveda, Sweden (with Jazz Musican Don Cherry and family); Amsterdam; Boston and Milwaukee. David creates visual & sound poetry, scores, essays, poetry, stories, designs posters and book covers. His work has appeared in over 90 print & online journals in 30 countries. Recent work has been published, or is forthcoming in, The Mud Project, Jerome Rothenberg's Poets & Poetics, Tip of the Knife, Slova and the Argotist Otherstream Anthology. Contact artist.

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Comment by De Villo Sloan on July 10, 2021 at 1:31pm

Here is a link to another recent piece on David Chirot:

This is by USA poet Jerome Rothenberg at the online journal Jacket


This is interesting because Jerome Rothenberg is a poet of note who is one of the few avant poets who was linked to the old Fluxus. Jerome championed David's work. I think JR was someone who understood the significance of what David was doing.

So anyway - Thank You Jerome Rothenberg, you champion of the New Poetry, teller of Tales of Beatnik Glory - I salute you Brother!

Comment by De Villo Sloan on July 9, 2021 at 3:05pm

Many friends are doing various things to remember David Chirot and gather his work, which is widely dispersed.

I am gathering, editing (when needed), all David's work he contributed to Asemic Front. I'll be posting these as I get them done for those who might want to see or save David's work. 


Comment by Bradford on June 12, 2021 at 7:47pm

Sad to hear, great that you honor him so, and thanks for letting us know.

Comment by Ruud Janssen on June 12, 2021 at 5:36pm
Deeply saddened to read of the passing of US artist and poet David Baptiste Chirot (aka David Chirot). David, who had been ill on and off for the past few years, was no stranger to living close to the edge. But then I guess living close to the edge was essential for his art. In the few online exchanges I had with him he struck me with his warmth, intelligence and humility. Dave was a man of the streets - he had lived on the streets on occasions and it was in the streets where he found images for his work. He was an outsider, not some smug, arrogant, comfy art fart.
I will always remember and treasure our first conversation here on Facebook, and perhaps one day I will write about it.
Thank you, David.
Comment by Ruud Janssen on June 12, 2021 at 5:31pm

Comment by Ruud Janssen on June 12, 2021 at 5:27pm

Comment by Ruud Janssen on June 12, 2021 at 5:26pm

Long time Fluxlist member, David Baptiste Chirot has died.

(found this message by Allen Revish on Facebook today!)

Comment by De Villo Sloan on February 18, 2019 at 3:50am

Comment by Ruud Janssen on September 11, 2017 at 6:38pm

Comment by Ruud Janssen on September 11, 2017 at 6:10pm

10 September--my youngest son Carson David's 16th Birthday!!!
Born in Manhattan--the next morning 9/11 his mother saw the 2nd plane hit Tower--( his mother points out fortunately Carson born in the world BEFORE--)
(image heads a series within asemic book ALEXIA--with brief essay re alexia as opposed to asemia--as methods of composition and in/comprehension so to speak--)
{see online essay by chirot
ALEXIA TO ZAUM On the Road to Unreadability--primarily re Kerouac and Kruchonykh)


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