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Steve Dalachinsky – The Final Nite

Winner of the 2007 PEN Oakland National Book Award, The Final Nite & Other Poems, Complete Notes from a Charles Gayle Notebook 1987-2006 chronicles, in verse, nearly two decades of work written while listening to live performances by the musician Charles Gayle. Including every poem written under these circumstances, the poems reflect, respond to, or incorporate elements of Gayle’s music as well as his “speeches” and “sermons.

Steve Dalachinsky is a poet and collagist. His books include Fools Gold (New Feral Press), A Superintendent’s Eyes (Unbearable Books / Autonomedia), Flying Home (Paris Lit Up Press), The Invisible Ray (Overpass Press), Frozen Heatwave (Luna Bissonte Prods), Black Magic (New Feral Press), Where Night and Day Become One: The French Poems (Great Weather for Media), The Chicken Whisper (Positive Magnets Press), and the chapbook In Glorious Black and White (UDP). Dalachinsky has received several awards, including the PEN Oakland National Book Award for his book The Final Nite (UDP), a 2014 Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and a 2015 Pushcart Prize nomination for his poem “Particle Fever.”

Published: Ugly Duckling Presse

SBN: 978-1-933254-15-9
Trade Paperback
Perfect-bound. 248 pp, 6 x 8 in
Publication Date: January 01 2006