Chris Perryman built this oxcart as part of a butoh performance from the 2012 Happening. Photo by Michael Oppenheim

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It was at a Black Mountain College celebration at Lenoir-Rhyne University where poet and musician Ted Pope met the writer Michael Rumaker. “He gave one of the most energetic readings,” Pope remembers. “I liked him right away.” Rumaker, now 81, graduated from the short-lived but monumentally influential Black Mountain College in 1955, a mere two […]