In memory of Steve Kowit

We honor a true master–the poet laureate of San Diego to those in the know–the great Steve Kowit. Steve was a ferocious and fearless advocate for peace and the oppressed, themes which appear continuously throughout his substantial and beautiful body of work. He motivated many souls to fully and better embrace the grace he saw and nurtured within them through his teaching, and left everyone–man woman child and animal–better for having known him. He departed peacefully in his sleep at his home in the rural and wild part of San Diego’s East County he loved this week, a place some of us had the privilege of visiting and where we were able to record him reading in the videos below. His life was a story he lived as well as he told. Goodnight, friend.