This blog is in memory of your friend, my Father.
Please feel free to send me your memories, anecdotes, pictures and eulogies for posting.
Remember, you are Voices Of Change. Voice the changes you want to see and it shall be.
Thank you.
In Loving Memory, Stephen

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"I gladly acknowledge a considerable debt to George Hitchcock and Kayak. He dealt with me kindly and generously, and I had the pleasure of his company several times. I even gave a reading with him, once -- in, I think, Lexington, Kentucky. George read first, and I read second. It was impossible. George read his poems from loose sheets and threw them over his shoulder as he finished with them. By the time he was done, the show was over. To follow him, I needed to be a talking dog." ~ Wendell Berry

Monday, September 6, 2010

In Loving Memory

George Hitchcock, 1987 - Santa Cruz Home,
SC Sentinel

in his Santa Cruz print shop: 1972;
Credit: Jim Hair
George Hitchcock, surrealist poet,
playwright and maverick publisher,
at his Oregon home.
Credit: Jeff Barnard /2004
I'm attaching my favorite photo of Jorge....
we were younger but notice the gleam of a young man in his eyes.
Judy Ristity


  1. Last April I met George for the first time and was astonished by his charisma and I immediately fell in love with his paintings. I can only regret to have met him so late in my and his life but I hope to see Marjorie (such a wonderful Lady) during my next stay in US.
    Christiane from France

  2. Im sam hitchcock, jorge is my great grampa I never got to meet him thogh, from what i've heard he was a great guy. I heard of this website from my grampa(his son)ali ansari.

  3. My Name is Paul Davis current owner of Makai, I am restoring her in Australia