Live Evil: A Homage to Miles Davis is an extended poem sequence based on the life and works of Miles Davis which braids a strong narrative life-line and lyric responses to key recordings.
The poetry morphs to match the periods and styles of Davis jazz, from bebop through hard bop, cool, third stream, modal, funk, fusion and doo bop.
About the author
Richard Stevenson was born in 1952 in Victoria, British Columbia. A prolific writer, Richard has published twelve collections of poetry (including Why Were All the Werewolves Men? (Thistledown, 1994), and Nothing Definite Yeti (Ekstasis Editions, 1999)) and four poetry chapbooks. Richard won the 1994 Stephan G. Stephansson Award for From the Mouths of Angels (Ekstasis, 1993). He is also the co-founder of Naked Ear, a poetry-jazz performance ensemble.