sad news from the literary world. Crad Kilodney, absurdist street poet and grumpy person of long standing has died in Toronto.
It was great fun in the '80's to run into Crad selling his books on the sidewalk, usually with an enigmatic sign around his neck- my favourite said "POTTERY"- and I was able to purchase many of my favourites: Sex Slaves of the Astro-Mutants, Bang Heads Here Suffering Bastards, and "gainfully employed in limbo". Crad predicted in his 1973 book, "World Under Anaesthesia" that his death would be in Hungry Horse, Montana in 2025. He didn't make it.
born 1951 in Edmonton AB. grew up in Windsor ON, MA from U of Windsor in Romance Linguistics, Studied bookbinding with Beatrice Stock, Seamas McClafferty and Betsy Palmer Eldridge in Toronto. Binding since age 11 when I rebound my Bantam paperback copies of all the Horatio Hornblower novels in some blue raincoat fabric that my sister had left over from a Home Ec. project. I still have them and they keep me humble. Binding professionally since 1980.