The Culmination of Corso Fest

The local multimedia festival celebrating of the life and legacy of Beat poet Gregory Corso, dubbed "I Gave Away the Sky," culminates this week with two events.

From 7-9 p.m. Thursday is “The Nightest Night: A Reading Honoring the Poetry and Posey of Gregory Corso” at the Reed Gallery in UC’s DAAP building. Among those taking part is local poet Matt Hart, who was gracious enough to let CityBeat publish his tribute to Corso on our Web site.—-

The festival closes with an advanced screening of Corso — The Last Beat, an incisive and surprising personal documentary by Cincinnati native Gustave Reininger. (Read my interview with the director here.) The free screening is 5:30 p.m. Friday in room 4400 at UC’s DAAP building. Reininger will be on hand to introduce the film and for a post-screening Q&A.

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