It’s Nice To Be With You Always: A Film About Neeli Cherkovski
Directed by Kyle Harvey
Premieres March 8th, 2020 at the Omaha Film Festival
48 min 31 sec
It’s Nice To Be With You Always blends together Cinéma-vérité style footage and conversations to create an intimate portrait of the poet Neeli Cherkovski. Imagine being dropped into the middle of a poem.
Neeli Cherkovski is the author of many books of poetry, including Elegy For My Beat Generation (2018) From the Canyon Outward (2009), and The Crow and I (2015). He was the coeditor of Anthology of L.A. Poets (with Charles Bukowski) and Cross-Strokes: Poetry between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Cherkovski also wrote biographies of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Charles Bukowski, as well as the critical memoir Whitman’s Wild Children (1988). His papers are held at the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley. He has lived in San Francisco since 1974.