Lisa Jane Persky
An early participant in the CBGB's scene, Lisa Jane Persky was a founding photographer/writer of the New York Rocker. Since then, her work as a journalist, photographer and collage artist has appeared in L.A.Weekly, Mojo, Q, Uncut, and The Los Angeles Times among others. Her fiction first appeared in Bomb magazine.
In between, Lisa has been an actress on, off and off off Broadway and in numerous films and television shows.
She is a founding member and Editor-at-Large of the Los Angeles Review of Books. See her photo website for more details.
List of articles in the library by artist
Profile by Lisa Persky, New York Rocker, February 1976
IN THE MUSIC biz, even on the chic Bowery, many a band are slain in the taking. An attempt on the life of one band ...
Interview by Lisa Jane Persky, New York Rocker, September 1976
PUNK IS A word described in many dictionaries as that which is used to light fireworks; and in this case it is. Eager to pin ...
Live Review by Lisa Persky, New York Rocker, December 1976
AFTER AN almost unmentionable flight into vaudeville with the opening acts (a magician and a juggler) who suffered limitless abuse from the audience, Jonathan Richman ...
Comment by Lisa Jane Persky, New York Rocker, June 1977
EVERYTHING happens to us all so quickly these days that even before something is completed, it is dated, labels must be attached for definition and ...
Interview by Lisa Persky, New York Rocker, May 1976
Suicide Note: "The thought of suicide is a great consolation; with the help of it, one has got through many a bad night."– F. Nietzsche ...
List of genre pieces
Profile and Interview by Lisa Jane Persky, L.A. Weekly, May 1979
KEEPING MY fingers on the minimal pulse of the musical movement in L.A. which, gratefully, is growing, I cannot ignore one of its prime gardeners. ...
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