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From the Paparazzi Files



Steve Kowit and Jack Grapes — Caught!


Why do people looking for action cruise Hollywood Boulevard after dark when the truly risqué goings-on take place at book fairs? It must have been the late 80s when this anonymous photographer trolling for scandal sheet snaps managed to catch poet and teacher Jack Grapes with this issue's essayist Steve Kowit. No surprise this took place at the notorious Orange County Book Fair, where the "What Happens Here Stays Here" atmosphere of license entices heterosexual men to start kissing, or seemingly ordinary people to buy poetry.... Anything can happen.

Speechless Spring 2007
Copyright © 2007 Published by
Tebot Bach