Carl Rakosi

In 2002 I had the pleasure of visiting the then 98-year-old Objectivist poet, Carl Rakosi. During the course of the evening, which I filmed in its entirety, he spoke at length of his friendships with Louis Zukofsky, George Oppen, Charles Reznikoff and Lorine Niedecker. The video of this encounter, provisionally entitled ‘Carl Rakosi: The Last Objectivist’, of which this is a 16-minute trailer, will soon be released.