Steve Dalachinsky

Steve Dalachinsky (1946–2019) was a beloved poet, collagist, and fixture in our downtown New York City poetry community. He performed extensively, often collaborated with musicians, and created works with his wife, the poet and artist Yuko Otomo. Near the end of his life, he toured French cities reading his poems. There he was honored as a Chevelier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Among his published works are five books of poems on jazz. He died on September 16th, having suffered a stroke after attending an afternoon Sun Ra performance and then performing himself at the Islip Art Museum's 10th anniversary tribute for Ray Johnson's A Book About Death: The Last Waltz.