I learned today that kari edwards died from cardiac arrest. I did not know her as a friend, but I did read and appreciate her work, and I saw her read and spoke with her in person at Naropa a few times. Why does that matter? It doesn't really, just the background for why I want to pass on this information, out of respect and a loose connection. From Kevin Killian on the poetics list:
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:
Town Hall Annex
Please note that it's to support "Cinema Paradiso" and that your gift is in memory of kari edwards.