The "Ideography" of Arthur Joseph Kushner
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Why The Website?
Arthur Joseph Kushner was a poet, philosopher, spiritual guide and martial artist who left behind many communities and works when he died at age 56 on October 2, 2002 of heart failure.
This website is an effort to make his works available, in addition to the book, "Stroking the Sparrow's Tail and Other Poems", to be published in October. Email Bram Moreinis (bram at greenfielddigital dot com) if you are interest in supporting this volunteer effort - we'll need distributors, marketers, and assemblers (the book comes with two CDs, printed separately), and we will need money to pay for the printing (reimbursed after sales).
1. From "Rondout Review 1990", a collection of Rosendale Creative Space Co-Operative Poets
Elephant, You Pass2. Read at Arthur's funeral:
Wind Into Clay3. The Hard Roll Cafe Poems
George W. Bush vs. The Palm Beach Canvassing Board4. Read at Arthur's Memorial, Hasbrouck Park Pavillion, November 2
4. Other Works
1. Ropework (RHPE) - Educational Theory
Arthur Joseph Kushner, a New Paltz poet, religious and educational philosopher, martial artist, anthropologist, and handyman for the past 18 years, died Wednesday, October 2, at Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie, following a heart attack. He was known by many groups and communities in Ulster County for his thoughtful, generous, playful, and powerful support, and was often seen riding his bicycle along Route 199 in all seasons and weather.
Arthur's survivors have yet to be located, but the more than 200 attendees at his gravesite ceremony, officiated by Rabbi Bill Strongin, represented the New Paltz Jewish congregation of Ahavath Achim, the Rosendale Creative Space Co-op and other poetry circles, Native American students of the Klamath River Karuks and the Caribbean Taino, the New Paltz Karate Academy and other martial arts schools, and many other personal friends and collaborators.