Thursday, July 28, 2011
David Blair, Poet Extraordinaire.
I was sad to hear of David Blair's death, apparently in a hotel room in Detroit. I heard a rumor that he had checked into the hotel to escape the heat, and that he was not feeling well. But another report said that he was found in his home, so don't quote me. It's said that a maid found him, and the preliminary cause of death is presumed to be heat-stroke. He's gone, and it's very sad. And that he is gone can't be undone by knowing more. He was 39. I only met him once at a reading in Bellingham, and shot a few photos when I was just about done shooting at that particular venue. He had an amazing voice and presence and his poetry was powerful and thought provoking.