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posting of Poetry, Art and Literature Events
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One Heart = Love in ActionLOVE in ACTION Projects
 events on the calendar that show  this  little red heart are what  S. F. Heart  calls  love in action  projects, benefits, fundraiser's for good causes.

San Francisco Mime Troupe San Francisco
Please contribute to the San Francisco Mime Company so they can continue their Love In Action performancesHelp the San Francisco Mime Troupe
all donations are tax deductible

 Bay Area Literacy
 California Poets in the Schools

  Haight Ashbury Literary Review
  E-Mail or 415-751-9226
  Indigo Hotchkiss

  Ambush Review   submissions
  1859 Powell St, #122
  San Francisco, CA   94133
  Editors: Bob Booker -Patrick Cahill

 Out Of Our Poetry Magazine'

 Left Curve Magazine

 North Coast Literary Review
  Online submission for print journal

The Beat Goes On!
Please support the Venues found
within the San Francisco Art and Poetry Calendar each month who are providing space for our local artists, poets, writers, musicians and other creative individuals to do what they love.

*Alliance Française of San Francisco
(1345 Bush Street
San Francisco - map

*Art House Gallery & Cultural Center
2905 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, Ca.

963 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco

* Beat Museum
540 Broadway
North Beach
San Francisco

*Bird & Beckett Books
653 Chenery St.
bet. Diamond and Castro
San Francisco

1644 Haight St.
San Francisco

California Historical Society
678 Mission Street
San Francisco

upcoming events

*City Lights Bookstore
261 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco
(415) 362-8193

De Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco

*The Emerald Tablet
80 Fresno St.
San Francisco map

First Unitarian Universalist Church
Martin Luther King Room
1187 Geary St. at Franklin
San Francisco

The Green Arcade
1680 Market Street @Gough
San Francisco

Green Apple Books
506 Clement St,
San Francisco

La Promenade Cafe
3643 Balboa St.@38th Ave,
San Francisco

*Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission Street
San Francisco (map)

Modern Times Bookstore
2919 24th St at Florida
San Francisco

Readers Bookstore,
Fort Mason Building C
Fort Mason Center
San Francisco

Red Poppy Art House
2698 Folsom at 23rd Street
San Francisco

*San Francisco Main Library
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco

To Submit an Event
2014 is the 17th Anniversary of
S.F. and the 8th year of the
San Francisco Art and Poetry Calendar



Feather Floating on the Water
~poems for our children~
an anthology of contemporary
San Francisco Poets
edited by Virginia BarrettFeather Floating on the water
available for purchase from
Small Press Distribution.
 Love in Action is the community supporting childrens' poetry workshops, and the arts in schools and community centersA portion of the proceeds from all sales support poetry workshops in schools
and community centers.

star'Beatitude Magazine and the 1970's
San Francisco Renaissance'.

Published by New Native Press (2014)
Beatitude Magazine and the 1970's  book cover
Cover photo © Thomas Rain Crowe
THOMAS RAIN CROWE, founder and editor of New Native Priss was the main distributor and nuts and bolts guy for Beatitude magazine and press in the 1970's beginning with issue #21, and was the editor of Beatitude #25

Emerald Tablet
80 Fresno St.
North Beach
San Francisco map

July 5 through July 27
Della Heywood painting
The Spirit Show, an exploration that
mirrors the reflections of a group of
artists as they answer the question:
“What is Spirituality?”
The artists and all information


We are children of our age,
it's a political age.

All day long, all through the night,
all affairs--yours, ours, theirs--
are political affairs.

Whether you like it or not,
your genes have a political past,
your skin, a political cast,
your eyes, a political slant.

Whatever you say reverberates,
whatever you don't say speaks for itself.
So either way you're talking politics.

Even when you take to the woods,
you're taking political steps
on political grounds.

Apolitical poems are also political,
and above us shines a moon
no longer purely lunar.
To be or not to be, that is the question.
And though it troubles the digestion
it's a question, as always, of politics.

To acquire a political meaning
you don't even have to be human.
Raw material will do,
or protein feed, or crude oil,

or a conference table whose shape
was quarreled over for months;
Should we arbitrate life and death
at a round table or a square one?

Meanwhile, people perished,
animals died,
houses burned,
and the fields ran wild
just as in times immemorial
and less political.

Wislawa Szymborska

540 Howard Street
San Francisco

The Inscending Spiral by James Roper
July 12, 2014 to August 9, 2014
James Roper artist


O Nature! I do not aspire
To be the highest in thy choir, -
To be a meteor in thy sky,
Or comet that may range on high;
Only a zephyr that may blow
Among the reeds by the river low;
Give me thy most privy place
Where to run my airy race.

In some withdrawn, unpublic mead
Let me sigh upon a reed,
Or in the woods, with leafy din,
Whisper the still evening in:
Some still work give me to do, -
Only - be it near to you!

For I'd rather be thy child
And pupil, in the forest wild,
Than be the king of men elsewhere,
And most sovereign slave of care;
To have one moment of thy dawn,
Than share the city's year forlorn.

Henry David Thoreau, born July 12, 1817

"Either war is obsolete or men are".
(In New Yorker, 8 Jan 1966)
... Buckminster Fuller, born July 12, 1895



A Woman’s Eye Gallery
678 Portola Drive
San Francisco
(415) 265-8237

Artist ~ Jenny Badger Sultan
(July 5 through July 27)
Vision of Spirit Art Show
Gallery Hours: Sat. and Sun .- Noon - 5:00 pm




Adobe Books Backroom Gallery
3031 24th Street.
San Francisco

Adobe Books Backroom Gallery
in collaboration
with Aggregate Space and Root Division,
Survival Adaptations
(JULY 12 – AUGUST 9, 2014)
Survival Adaptations Art Exhibition
a multi venue exhibition exploring responses
to the current economic climate
of the Bay Area.



Lincoln Park ~100 34th Avenue ~
San Francisco ~ (415)750-3600
Intimate Impressions at the Legion of Honor

from the National Gallery of Art
March 29, 2014 – August 3, 2014

de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco

Celebrating Modernism
from the National Gallery of Art
The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection

La scienzFrank Strella-a-della-fiacca-1984
Frank Strella
La Scienza della fiacca (1984)
4x, 1984. Oil, urethane enamel, fluorescent alkyd paint, acrylic, and printing ink on canvas, etched magnesium, aluminum, and fiberglass.

Roy Lichtenstein, Painting with Statue of Liberty, 1983.
Roy Lichtenstein,
Painting with Statue of Liberty, 1983.
Oil and Magna on canvas


Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay
(June 14, 2014 – January 11, 2015)
Anthony Friedkin,Hustlers, Selma Avenue, Hollywood
Anthony Friedkin, Hustlers, Selma Avenue, Hollywood, 1971, from the series The Gay Essay. Gelatin silver print.



African American Art & Culture Complex
762 Fulton Street
San Francisco

Stolen Legacy: The Nappy Roots of Africa's Contribution to Civilization
(Fri, July 11, 12pm – Thu, Nov. 6, 2014-5pm)
Stolen Legacy: The Nappy Roots of Africa's Contribution to Civilization
Inspired by the book by
George G.M. James, Ph D.,
Stolen Legacy: Greek Philosophy is Stolen Egyptian Philosophy, explores the complex, initiation based learning model or “Mystery Systems" developed by classical African societies many melinia before the innovation
of Greek cultural thieves.


Hostfelt Gallery
260 Utah Street
San Francisco
(415) 495-5454

Holding It Together:
Collage, Montage, Assemblage

(Sat. July 12 to Sat. August 16, 2014)
~ Artists ~
John Ashbery, Rina Banerjee, Joe Brainard, Sarah Cain, Nick Cave, Bruce Conner,
Jean Conner, Jay DeFeo, Mathew Lukas,
Tim Hawkinson, Jess, Matt Lipps, Emil Lukas,Ruth O'Reilly, Patricia Piccinini,
Liliana Porter, Alan Rath, Ed Ruscha,
Andrew Schoultz, and William T. Wiley






Marcel Duchamp 1967 Cast Alive'
Marcel Duchamp 1967 Cast Alive'

I think each one of us has a non-shirkable obligation to figure out the world on our own as best we can. The way we behave as a result of that investigation is our real and practiced Religion.
"The key to the future is service.
Part of what made Kennedy great was
the idea of the Peace Corps.
Part of Clinton's votes came from people
who liked the idea of repaying student loans with service. As the world becomes more crowded, each way of making money becomes precious and money is charged for things that used
to be given for free or for love.
Service becomes a revolutionary act."

~ Stephen Gaskin~


Susan Birkeland poet artist
1961 ~ 2006
City of Love
Tony Vaughanpoet artist
1947 ~ 2008
After An Evening of Poetry and Wine
& Approaching Desire
George Tsongas poet artist
(1927 - January 2010)
The City is a Dream
John Dowling poet artist
(d. Dec.16, 2012)
The Revolution in North Beach
Joie Cookpoet artist
Nov. 4, 1951 ~ Feb.... 24, 2013)
There Are Nights in San Francisco
Don Brennan poet artist
(1935 ~ March 18, 2013)
Spirit Walk &
Old World Cafes

Don Altadena poet artist
Foghorns bloom,
we break upon meaning
Jerry Ferrazpoet artist
Richard Hack poet artist
Three poems
Leonard Irving poet artist
Bleak Morning on Jones Street
Paul Leclerc poet artist
Porter prospectus
Rosemary Mannopoet artist
What the Beatniks Saw in North Beach
& Ode To Michelangelo Park at Twilight
Bill Mercerpoet artist
Vesuvio's North Beach
Jane Rades poet artist
My Adopted City
Ronald Sauer poet artist
The San Francisco Renaissance
Mark Schwartz
poet artist
All the Critical Mass bicycles
confiscated should be: &
There was a little alley
in San Francisco
Mike Aguzinpoet artist
420 and a Vision & Cheer
Kim Shuck poet artist
On Columbus
Mia Kirsi Stageberg poet artist
Angels of San Francisco- 2,4&5
Vince Storti poet artist
Walking Woman 1 &
Mime Troupe Witness 1
Peter Sherburn-Zimmer
Broadway Queen & what may a poem be?

peace signALLEN COHEN Poetry
April 23,1941 ~April 30, 2004
The Decline & Fall of San Francisco
by Allen Cohen

Dan Harrington Dec 12 2012
 Offering For A Friend by Jerry Ferraz
 Enchantment by Peter Sherburn Zimmer

* John Ross (1938-2011)
* Victor Martinez (1954-2011)
* Carlos Ramirez (1938-2013)
by Jorge Argueta

Jehanah Wedgewood (1941- Nov, 2010)
Patricia Carr Lamerdin
(Aug. 15, 1926 - Nov. 9, 2009
Bill Witherup
Mar. 24, 1935- June 3, 2009
ELEGY for Max Schwartz  (1942 - 2012)
by Neeli Cherkovski
Harold Norse July 6, 1916 - June 8, 2009
by Neeli Cherkovski
Vampyre Mike -Dec. 3, 1953 - Mar. 22, 2008
Poet OZZY - Nov. 1940 - May 2007


July 4, 1968 -- Bill Graham stages first concert at Fillmore West (Van Ness & Market), San Francisco, California.

July 4, 1978 -- Joan Baez concert in Leningrad with Santana & The Beach Boys
is abruptly cancelled without explanation by Soviet officials. Baez heads to Moscow, meets dissidents, including Andrei Sakharov & Yelena Bonner, bringing messages & gifts from friends & relatives in the U.S.

July 5, 1687 -- Isaac Newton's Principia published by Royal Society in England.

July 5, 1880 ~ George Bernard Shaw, 23, leaves his job with the Edison Telephone Company.

"You must not suppose, because I am a
man of letters, that I never tried to earn
an honest living."~ G.B. Shaw

July 5, 1971 -- The 26th Amendment to the Constitution lowers the voting age from 21
to 18. Old enough to die in America's wars, and old enough to vote for the old men who profit them.

July 6, 1935 Dalai Lama spiritual leader of Tibet exiled

July 6, 1911 ~ Joe Hill's song "The Preacher & the Slave" first appears in the Little Red Song Book

Long-haired preachers
come out every night,
Try to tell you what's wrong
& what's right,
But when asked about
something to eat,
They will answer in voices so sweet:-


You will eat bye & bye,
In that glorious land above the sky.
Work & pray, (work & pray),
Live on hay, (live on hay),
You'll get Pie in the Sky,
When you die, (that's a lie!)

July 6, 1957 ~ John Lennon meets Paul McCartney at a church picnic in Woolton, a suburb of Liverpool. In the church basement between sets, 14 year old McCartney teaches 16 year old Lennon, Eddie Cochran's, "Twenty Flight Rock" & Gene Vincent's "Be-Bop-A-Lula."

July 6, 1963~ At some personal risk & his own expense, Dylan joins other folk singers to play at a voter registration rally in Greenwood, Mississippi. During this month his album "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" is released.

July 10, 1873 - French poet Paul Verlaine wounds Arthur Rimbaud with a pistol:

July 17, 1966
posterAllen Ginsberg read poetry and Sopwith Camel performed in concert at the Fillmore, to Benefit for Artist Reorganization Throughout San Francisco A.R.T.S.
Gary Goodrow of The Committee emceed.
Artist: Wes Wilson

July 23, 1967 ~ Neal Cassady in performance with "Straight Theatre Rap"
at the Straight Theatre.

July 24, 1966
handbill The American Theatre
Micheal McClure's The Beard

Fillmore Auditorium
Artist:Wes Wilson

Black BartJuly 26, 1875 ~ Black Bart, a poet with a fondness for Wells Fargo, robs his first stagecoach, the Sonora to Milton stage, in Calaveras County, California —the same stage line he targets in his last heist (his 29th) in 1883. Black Bart, California's infamous Stage Robber

"I've labored long & hard for bread,
For honor & for riches,
But on my corns too long you've tred, You fine-haired sons of bitches."


George SandJuly 1, 1804 ~French Romantic writer,
George Sand was born in Paris. Her name a Pseudonym of Amandine-Aurore-Lucile Dudevant. She was noted also for her numerous love affairs with such prominent artists as Prosper Merimée, Alfred de Musset, Frédéric Chopin, & others.

Hermann HesseJuly 2, 1877 ~ German poet, novelist and artist, Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) is born near the Black Forest. His best known works include Siddhartha, Steppenwolf, Narcissus and Goldmund, Demian, and The Glass Bead Game (also known as Magister Lud,all of which explore an individual's search for spirituality. Herman Hesse

"Even though the course of life may
seem predestined, it is, however, constantly marked by changes
which man's will dictate."...
Herman Hesse

Tivino Landscape by Hesse 
starHermann Heese    Hesse Art     

Wisława SzymborskaJuly 2, 1923 ~ Wisława Szymborska-Włodek was a Polish poet and recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature "for poetry that with ironic precision allows the historical and biological context to come to light in fragments of human reality." She was described as a "Mozart of Poetry".
Wislawa Szymborska died in her sleep at age, 88.
Our calendar this month shares one of my favorites "Children of Our Age"

Franz KafkaJuly 3, 1883 ~ Franz Kafka (1883-1924) born in Prague.
Czech-born German writer & anarchist sympathizer whose posthumously published novels, The Metamorphosis; In the Penal Colony; A Hunger Artist; The Trial, The Castle; Amerika express the alienation of 20th century man

July 4, 1804 ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne, an American novelist and short story writer whose themes often center on the inherent evil and sin of humanity. At his funeral, his Pallbearers included Longfellow and Emerson. (d. – May 19, 1864)

Jean CocteauJuly 5, 1889~born, -Jean Cocteau, French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager, playwright, artist and filmmaker & his works reflect the influence of surrealism, psychoanalysis, Catholicism & opium. (d. Oct. 11, 1963)
Cocteau (wikipedia)
Jean Cocteau: The life of a poet

Frida KahloJuly 6, 1907 ~ Surrealist artist Frida Kahlo was born in Coyoacán, a small town on the outskirts of Mexico City. Twice married to artist Diego Rivera. Kahlo's works are often characterized by their stark portrayals of pain. Of her 143 paintings, 55 are self-portraits which often incorporate symbolic portrayals of physical and psychological wounds.. (July 6, 1907-July 13, 1954)

July 7, 1887 ~ Russian-born French Painter he girl with white dovesand Stained Glass Artist, Marc Chagall was born in Russia and became a naturalized citizen of France in 1937.
click painting to see larger

Chagall himself said he was a dreamer who never woke up. His friend and rival Picasso who had something to say about everyone said of Chagall Chagall“I don’t know where he gets those images. He must have an angel in his head.”
Of Picasso, Chagell said, “What a genius, that Picasso, it’s a pity he does not paint”

Camille PissarroJuly 9,1830 ~ born, Camille Pissarro on the Caribbean island of St. Thomas in the Danish West Indies. (1830-1903).
Often called the father of Impressionism, Pissarro painted rural and urban French life, particularly landscapes in and around Pontoise, as well as scenes from Montmartre.   He was a reclusive and unsettled artist, an anarchist and constantly in debt. He was also a father figure to many younger artists, including Cezanne and Gaugin.

Henry David ThoreauJuly 12, 1817, born in Concord, Mass., Henry David Thoreau, author, poet, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher, and leading transcendentalist, He was best known for his book Walden, and his essay, Civil Disobedience.    NATURE

"In Wildness is the preservation of the world"...Thoreau

July 12, 1884~ Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920), was an Italian artist living in Paris
in Montparnasse during his artistic years.  He spent much of his early career as a sculptor.  Living in deep poverty, he stole the stone he used from building sites in Paris. 
Modigliani was drawn to the drugs and seedier side of life. Through his studies he developed the philosophy that creativity
was enhanced by disorder and rebellion.
He died – January 24, 1920 at age 35 in Paris of tubercular meningitis.
Modigliani complete works

 July 12, 1895- born, Buckminster Fuller.
An architect, engineer, inventor, philosopher, author, cartographer, geometrician, futurist, teacher, and poet was born in Milton, Mass. He is considered one of the most original thinkers of the second half of the 20th century and conceived of man as a passenger in a cosmic spaceship - a passenger whose only wealth consists in energy and information. in Milton, Mass.

"Let architects sing of aesthetics that bring Rich clients in hordes to their knees;"
Just give me a home, in a great circle dome
Where stresses and strains are at ease.
Bucky Fuller

Pablo NerudaJuly 12, 1904~Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto was born, in Chile. He wrote his first poet at age 11. His father greatly disapproved of his desire to be a poet. In 1949, He chose his pen name after Czech poet Jan Neruda.. Pablo Neruda won the Nobel Prize in Literature in1971. When Neruda returned to Chile after his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Allende invited him to read at the Estadio Nacional before 70,000 people.
(d.Sept. 23, 1973) We Are Many by Neruda

Woody GuthrieJuly 14, 1912~ born on this day in Okemah, Oklahoma, Woody Guthrie was an extremely prolific musician and artist who composed thousands of songs during his lifetime. His songs were about the real experiences of the American disfranchised and uprooted.
Woody Guthrie Website

July 14, 1918 ~ Swedish movie and theatre director, playwright, screenwriter Ingmar Bergman was born in Uppsala, Sweden.
During a long and productive career, he made more than 50 films, some of them longer versions for television, and directed more than 200 plays and operas.

Rembrandt Van RijnJuly 15, 1606 Dutch painter and print maker, Rembrandt Van Rijn born in Leiden, Netherlands. He was a master of light and shadow and his paintings, drawings, and etchings made him one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history. Rembrandt Website

Edgar DegasJuly 19, 1834 ~ Artist, Edgar Degas, born in Paris, France. Best known for his paintings, pastels and drawings, Degas also did engravings and sculpture. He described himself as being "the classical painter of modern life".

July 20 1947 ~ Happy Birthday Carlos Santana

Ernest HemingwayJuly 21, 1899 ~ Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois.In the nearly sixty two years of his life that followed he forged a literary reputation unsurpassed in the twentieth century. In doing so, he also created a mythological hero in himself that captivated (and at times confounded) not only serious literary critics but the average man as well. In a word, he was a star.
(see more at the Ernest Hemingway Resource Center )

July 23, 1920 ~ Amalia Rodriques Portuquese singer know as the Queen of Fado was born in Lisbon.

Alexandre DumasJuly 24, 1802 ~ Alexandre Dumas born in the a village northeast of Paris, France. He is best known for his historical adventure novels,The Count of Monte Cristo,The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After and The Vicomte de Bragelonne. He also contributed to La Mode, which became the voice of an aristocratic and wordily tout-Paris. His writings earned him a lot of money, but he was most often broke and in debt, due to his lavish spending on women and his enjoyment of living large.

"A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced
of it. " ~ Alexandre Dumas

Maxwel ParrishJuly 25 , 1870 ~ American painter and illustrator Maxfield Parrish (1870 - 1966) , born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Parrish developed his own original and individual style and
his work helped shape the Golden Age of illustration and the future of American
visual arts. His career lasted more than half a century and he was able to continue painting until he was about 90 years old. He died at age 96. Maxwell Parrish (wikipedia)

Maxfield Parrish painting

"The hard part is how to plan a picture
so as to give to others what has happened to you. To render in paint
an experience, to suggest the sense
of light and color, of air and space." -Maxfield Parrish

July 24, 1895 born, Robert Ranke Graves, in Wimbledo. English poet, translator and novelist.wikipedia

"Since the age of fifteen poetry has been my ruling passion and I have never intentionally undertaken any task or formed any relationship that seemed inconsistent with poetic principles; which has sometimes won me the reputation
of an eccentric." ...Robert Graves

George Bernard ShawJuly 26. 1856 ~ Irish author and playright, George Bernard Shaw was born in Dublin, the son of a civil servant. He valued socialism and women's rights. He is the only person to have been awarded both the Nobel Prize for Literature (1925) and an Oscar1938), for his contributions to literature and for his work on the film Pygmalion.

"Life isn't about finding yourself.
Life is about creating yourself."
~ George Bernard Shaw

Carl JungJuly 26, 1875 ~ Carl Jung was born in Kesswil, Switzerland..
Jung's theories of archetypes, collective unconscious, and individuation is a challenge to Sigmund Freud's isolated world view.
YouVideo by Professor Sonu Shamdasani (editor of The Red Book)
Library of Congress Exhibition
YouVideo by Professor Sonu Shamdasani (editor of The Red Book)
Library of Congress Exhibition

Stanley KunitzJuly 29, 1905 ~ Poet, editor, essayist, and translator Stanley Kunitz was born in Worcester, Mass. At fifteen,he left home. By 1926, Kunitz had graduated summa cum laude from Harvard with an English major and a philosophy minor, as well as a master's degree in English. He wanted to continue his studies for a doctorate degree, but was told by the university that the Anglo-Saxon students would not like to be taught by a Jew. He became a teacher.
His career spanned nearly 80 years. Kunitz received the Pulitzer for "Selected Poems: 1928-1958 and became the 10th US Poet Laureate at the age of 95, succeeding Robert Pinsky. Stanley Kunitz (wikipedia)
Washington Post Obituary

Passing Through by Stanley Kunitz

"Old myths, old gods, old heroes have never died. They are only sleeping at the bottom of our mind, waiting for our call. We have need for them. They represent the wisdom of our race."
Stanlel Kunitz

Marcel Duchamp (28 July 1887) was a French artist whose work is most often associated with the Dadaist and Surrealist movements. Duchamp produced relatively few artworks, while moving quickly through the avant-garde circles of his time.

Duchamp went on to abandon art and devoted the rest of his life to chess.



Feb. 16, 1935 ~ July 1, 2014

Stephen Gaskin has gone on ahead of us.. He will be greatly missed by all in The Farm
community that he founded and lovingly remembered by all whose lives he touched.
Stephen Gaskin's Monday Night Class was an important part of my education and much of my philosophy about life came from those far ahead days. One of the most remarkable men I ever met, he lived his life true and his life's work remains an ongoing testament to the clarity of his vision of how to live a creative life in harmony with our earth and each other. ~ nicole,
Stephen Gaskin    New York Times obituary




Wednesday, July 23, 2012
3:00 pm
"Cover to Cover"
KPFA 94.1 FM

Jack’s guest is revolutionary/evolutionary
architect Eugene Tsui (or Tssui). Tsuii is based in Emeryville,
California. He is known for a small number of highly experimental built projects emphasizing ecological principles, as well as for his radical proposals for massive projects such as a bridge over the Strait of
Gibraltar and a 2-mile-high apartment tower for 1 million residents.
Tower. Tsui specializes in nature-influenced architecture,
preferring shapes and forms inspired by living
creatures and natural constructions to
standard rectilinear designs.
Eugene Tsui website

Wednesday July 23, 2014
6:30 pm sign up, readings until 9:50 pm
Sacred Grounds Cafe
2095 Hayes @ Cole
San Francisco

Sacred Grounds Poetry Series
hosted by Dan Brady
Dan Brady -
Free event!


Thursday July 24, 2014
6:30 pm
Readers Bookstore,
Fort Mason Building C
Fort Mason Center
San Francisco

Thursdays at Readers Poetry Series presents
The Readers series is curated by
former San Francisco Poet Laureate
Jack Hirschman and sponsored by the
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library
Wheelchair accessible (free & open to the Public)

Thursday, July 24, 2014,
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Western Addition Library
Meeting Room
1550 Scott Street
San Francisco

Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San FranciscoCool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco
Author Reading with Gary Kamiya
New York Times review

Thursday, July 24.
Gather 6:45pm ~ program 7:00-8:30pm.
West Portal Public Library
190 Lenox Way
San Francisco

The Life & Art of Vincent Van Gogh, Part II:
His Final Brilliant Years. Paris to Auvers-sur-Oise

Slide show and lecture with Marlene Aron,
artist, educator and published poet.
Van Gogh painting
Over eighty slides will be shown.
Two years in Paris, influenced by the Impressionists. His journey
to the south of France and back up to Auvers-sur-Oise. Sunflowers,
Gardens, Orchards, Peasants, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec, lots
of Self-Portraits, and his three Starry Night paintings!
This will be a wonderful evening. Free and whole family invited!
Streetcars and buses provide easy public transportation.

Thursday, July 24. 2014
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Modern Times Books
2919 24th St.
San Francisco

State of the City Forum
San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia heads the panel featuring Tracy Parent from San Francisco Community Land Trust
(SFCLT) who brings information on permanent affordable housing,
the organizers from ACCE who are challenging a "local" chain on
its discriminatory practices, and a special guest artist, TBA.
Join the continuing discussion on the desecration of our
community and cultural resources, help forge solutions,
restore balance, and place humanity first.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Doors 7:00 pm, Reading 7:30 pm
An evening of ghost stories with William T Vollman
Last Stories and Other Stories
Last Stories and Other Stories published by Viking Press.
Location: undisclosed, by invitation.
How to attend:
The event is free to the public. To gain admittance attendees are required to pick up a black envelope containing an invitation and venue coordinates from the front counter at City Lights Bookstore. Black envelopes shall be available beginning Monday, July 14. No reservations shall be taken and envelopes must be claimed in person. Attendance is limited and on a first come, first serve basis. Mr. Vollmann will be signing copies of the featured title after his reading.

Thursday July 24, 2014
9:00 pm
3117 16th Street
San Francisco

Last night

-The Dance of Reality
After a 23 year hiatis, The Dance of Reality marks
the triumphant return of Alejandro Jodorowsky,
visionary Chilean filmmaker behind cult classics
El Topo and The Holy Mountain.
General $10. ~ Senior $7.50


FRIDAY JULY 25, 2014

Friday July 25, 2014
de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
San Francisco

Friday Nights at the de Young:
MEX I AM: live it to believe it

Friday Nights at the de Young
This multidisciplinary festival, the first of its kind in the Bay Area, showcases the best performing arts, culture, and ideas from Mexico from July 31 to August 5.
For more information,
Friday Nights at the de Young public programs are free of charge. Tickets are required to view permanent collection galleries and the special exhibitions.

Friday July 25, 2014
7:00 pm
540 Broadway
North Beach
San Francisco

Tony Lurie's Lost Coast Word Music event
Toby Lurie’s Lost Coast Word-Music Ensemble

Friday, July 25, 2014
7:30 pm
Emerald Tablet
80 Fresno St.
North Beach
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The sixteenth installment of our first homegrown performance series, Under the Influence, co-created with and hosted by
Quiet Lightning‘s Evan Karp.
Under the Influence • art by Winston Smith

Five artists perform work by one of their major influences, followed by original work created for the show that channels that influence.
Artists have 15 minutes and select the following month’s
performers, so each show is inspired by the one before.



Sarurday July 26, 2014
10 am to 1:00 pm
3790 Mission Street
San Francisco

Jorge Argueta Books
Cooking poems is a writers workshops for adults who like to
write children's books. Jorge Arqueta, a well- known children's
booksauthor will share ideas, techniques and tools that will
help you develop your own story into a children's story and
share some publishing tips, as well.
$60. Limited space please reserve!
email , or (415-902-4754)
To learn more about Jorge Argueta, visit his website:

July 26 → September 7, 2014
San Francisco Main Library
Civic Center
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco

This assemblage of silkscreen prints represents the best
in visual communication and artistry from California's
Latino/a printmaking community.
Featuring poster art from the 1970s to today.
The exhibit features Bay Area artists
Juan R. Fuentes, Jos Sances, Favianna Rodriguez,
Ester Hernandez, Yolanda Lopez
and others.
Sun noon-5 pm, Mon 10 am-6 pm,
Tues, Wed & Thur 9 am-8 pm,
Fri noon-6 pm and Sat 10 am-6 pm
Free Event!

Saturday July 26, 2014
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hardin Studios
2140 Bush Street
San Francisco

Paintings, Prints, & Sculptures
(July 5 - July 30 2014)
art show poster
Reception and Poetry Reading ~ Saturday 6:15 pm ~ 7:00 pm
A pocket of poets -four working poets
Nancy Wakeman, Jane Rades, Stephen Kopel, and Al Averbach
will join the art work with their voices

Saturday, July 26, 2014
Doors 6:30 pm. Show 7:00 pm.
Emerald Tablet
80 Fresno St.
North Beach
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The Emerald Tablet is thrilled to host Donna de la Perrière’s
wonderful series, which each month of the summer
features a stellar list of poetry superheroes.
This evenings show, guest curated by erica lewis, includes
Michelle Detorie, Carrie Hunter, Lauren Levin,
Alexandra Naughton, Ted Rees, Dan Thomas-Glass,
Jessica Wickens & Della Watson,and Valerie Witte.
$5 suggested donation. Nobody turned away for lack of funds.
Delicious complimentary food.

Saturday July 26, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Frank Bette Center for the Arts
1601 Paru @ Lincoln

A poetry reading featuring
Maw Shein Win, Yvonne Campbell,
Alexandra Kostoulas
, and Vince Montague
Followed by an Open Mic hosted by Jeanne Lupton (
This is a free event although we pass the hat for your donation. 

Saturday July 26, 2014
8:00 pm ~ 11:00 pm
Bird & Beckett Books
653 Chenery St.
bet. Diamond and Castro
Glen Park
San Francisco

Jazz Club at Bird & Beckett
2nd & 4th Saturday of each month
Official Launch
B & B Jazz Club

Grant LevinGrant Levin, jazz pianist ne plus ultra, produces our jazz club
2nd Saturday sessions.  Each outing you can expect a group comprising some of the Bay Area’s finest jazz musicians, percolated through the sensibilities of one of its very finest young jazz pianists.
Cover charge for the evening is $15– unless you’re a student, a struggling artist or an individual just squeaking by in this economically supercharged region, in which case, an $8-15 sliding scale is for you.

Besides being a jazz club, this is a jazz club — which is to say,
you can join for $75 per year, and your cover charge is just $7.  
Plus, as a jazz club member you’ll be able to expect
an extra perk now and then.
2nd and 4th Saturday of every month
♫•* ♫ JAZZ ♫•* ♫


SUNDAY JULY 27, 2014

Sunday July 27, 2014
10:30 - 9:00 PM
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission St., at 25th St,
San Francisco

7th Annual LaborFest BookFair

Sunday July 27, 2014
Community Music Center
544 Capp Street
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KFJC co-presents
The Bay Area's New Sound Festival
July 27 August 2, 2014

1:00 pm ~  Improvisation Workshop w/ Thollem McDonas
workshop fee $15 or $15 pre-register at brownpaper tickets

7:00 -10pm   Touch the Gear Exposition .
Touch the Gear
This event is free to the public!

Sunday July 27, 2014
Bird & Beckett Books
653 Chenery St.
bet. Diamond and Castro
San Francisco

star2:00 pm
Karen Lillis & Margarita Meklina plus one, poets
4:30 pm ~ 6:30 pm (2 sets)
Which way west?
Rudi Mwongozi Ensemble
$10 per adult suggested donation for the musicians.
children free. No one turned away for lack of funds!
♫•* JAZZ ♫♪ ღ

Sunday July 27, 2014
7:00 pm–9:30 pm
3105 Shattuck Ave @ Prince

LOS SANTOS (w/Muteado Mark G) Poets
AUGUSTA LEE COLLINS Blues Singer/Guitarist
DUOMUXA (w/Marci & Ricardo Valdivieso)-Chilean New Song
KUJICHAGULIA & FAMLY (expect the miraculous)
KWAMA THOMPSON-Singer/Storyteller from Ghana
BILL VARTNAW-Poet Emeritus Sonoma County
TUREEDA MIKELL-Storyteller/Medicine Woman
OSCAR PEÑARANDA-Poet/EducatorTHE TROUBLEMAKERS UNION-intergenerational Music Makers
AVOTCJA & MODÚPUE-(w/Jon Jang, Francis Wong, Eugene Warren,
Sandi Poindexter, Hector Lugo, Jordana & Avotcja)
$9 in advance $11-$20 Door
Wheel Chair Accessible or


MONDAY JULY 28, 2014

Monday July 28, 2014
Adobe Books Backroom Gallery
3031 24th Street.
San Francisco

Adobe Books Backroom Gallery in collaboration
with Aggregate Space and Root Division,
Survival Adaptations
(JULY 12 – AUGUST 9, 2014)
Survival Adaptations Art Exhibition
a multi venue exhibition exploring responses
to the current economic climate of the Bay Area. Being
that we are a group of creative problem solvers, our intention
with this exhibition is not to point fingers, or place blame, but rather to explore the creative ways in which artists are responding to the challenge. This is a project to not only reflect on our changing city, but to celebrate those who have chosen to stay and fight, and those who endeavor to redefine and relocate our cultural centers in order to keep
diversity and arts a vital part of the Bay Area. 

Monday July 28, 2014
7:30 pm
Nourse Theater
275 Hayes Street,
San Francisco

City Arts & Lectures
Alec Baldwin: Film Clips & Conversation
Alec Baldwin
The evening of film clips and conversation
is hosted by Steven Winn. $35.

Monday July 28, 2014
8:00 pm
Tides Theatre
533 Sutter St
San Francisco

A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens
Please show your love in action with a domation to Benefit the Actor's Fund(A Staged Reading to Benefit The Actors’ Fund)
The SAG-AFTRA San Francisco-Northern California Local
presents the premiere reading of
A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens as adapted
and directed by Michael Gene Sullivan, with musical
direction by Joshua Raoul Brody.
July 28th is Harry Bridges birthday and SAG-AFTRA,
with the Bridges family, invites you to join them after
the reading for cake, champagne and music to
celebrate Harry’s 113th birthday!
For more information, call Lauren Renaud,
SAG-AFTRA: 408-337-2705 (Donation




Wednesday July 30, 2014
6:30 pm sign up, readings until 9:50 pm
Sacred Grounds Cafe
2095 Hayes @ Cole
San Francisco

Sacred Grounds Poetry Series
featuringSally Love Saunders
Dan Brady -
Free event!

Wednesday July 30, 2014
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bay Area Video Coalition
2727 Mariposa, 2nd floor (BAVC),
San Francisco

San Francisco Poetry Open Mike Podcast TV Show
Ed Coletti and David Madgalen will be the featured poets.
Produced by John Rhodes.
Stephen Kopel will also have a featured guest and as always
will have an open mic posted on youtube and if you come you can be on it .
Youtube Open Mic hosted by Stephen Kopel:
The TV show now has a permanent air date
on channel 29 and U-verse 99. It is every Thursday at 7:30pm.

Wednesday , July 30, 2014
Q&A Sessions 7:30 pm
Performances 8:15 pm to 10:30 pm
Community Music Center
544 Capp Street
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13th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
Poetry and noise Freqs
A night of spoken word, poetry,electro-acoustic music,
ruth weiss - poet performing with Hal Davis - hollow log
Doug Lynner - Buchla Mystery Serge

Maw Shein Win: poetry - spoken word with
Amanda Chaudhary - Electronics

$15 general, and $12 students/seniors
Four-Night Festival Pass: $50; $45 in advance Brownpaper Tickets



Thursday July 31, 2014
6:30 pm
Readers Bookstore,
Fort Mason Building C
Fort Mason Center
San Francisco

Thursdays at Readers Poetry Series
The Readers series is curated by
former San Francisco Poet Laureate
Jack Hirschman and sponsored by the
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library
Wheelchair accessible (free & open to the Public)

Thursday July 31, 2014
7:00 pm
Green Apple BooksM
Granny Smith Room
506 Clement St.
San Francisco,

Author Prajwal Parajuly
reads from his latest collection of stories

The Gurkha's Daughter

book cover





Of the many men whom I am, whom we are,
I cannot settle on a single one.
They are lost to me under the cover of clothing
They have departed for another city.

When everything seems to be set
to show me off as a man of intelligence,
the fool I keep concealed on my person
takes over my talk and occupies my mouth.

On other occasions, I am dozing in the midst
of people of some distinction,
and when I summon my courageous self,
a coward completely unknown to me
swaddles my poor skeleton
in a thousand tiny reservations.

When a stately home bursts into flames,
instead of the fireman I summon,
an arsonist bursts on the scene,
and he is I. There is nothing I can do.
What must I do to distinguish myself?
How can I put myself together?

All the books I read
lionize dazzling hero figures,
brimming with self-assurance.
I die with envy of them;
and, in films where bullets fly on the wind,
I am left in envy of the cowboys,
left admiring even the horses.

But when I call upon my DASHING BEING,
out comes the same OLD LAZY SELF,
and so I never know just WHO I AM,
nor how many I am, nor WHO WE WILL BE BEING.
I would like to be able to touch a bell
and call up my real self, the truly me,
because if I really need my proper self,
I must not allow myself to disappear.

While I am writing, I am far away;
and when I come back, I have already left.
I should like to see if the same thing happens
to other people as it does to me,
to see if as many people are as I am,
and if they seem the same way to themselves.
When this problem has been thoroughly explored,
I am going to school myself so well in things
that, when I try to explain my problems,
I shall speak, not of self, but of geography.

Pablo Neruda


PASSING THROUGH by Stanley Kunitz

Nobody in the widow's household
ever celebrated anniversaries.
In the secrecy of my room
I would not admit I cared
that my friends were given parties.
Before I left town for school
my birthday went up in smoke
in a fire at City Hall that gutted
the Department of Vital Statistics.
If it weren't for a census report
of a five-year-old White Male
sharing my mother's address
at the Green Street tenement in Worcester
I'd have no documentary proof
that I exist. You are the first,
my dear, to bully me
into these festive occasions.

Sometimes, you say, I wear
an abstracted look that drives you
up the wall, as though it signified
distress or disaffection.
Don't take it so to heart.
Maybe I enjoy not-being as much
as being who I am. Maybe
it's time for me to practice
growing old. The way I look
at it, I'm passing through a phase:
gradually I'm changing to a word.
Whatever you choose to claim
of me is always yours:
nothing is truly mine
except my name. I only
borrowed this dust.




Current Exhibition
The Palace of the Legion of Honor
Lincoln Park ~ San Francisco

Matisse and the Artist Book
Matisse Books
(January 11, 2014 – October 12, 2014)
View seven of these rare books, including Poésies (1932) and Pasiphaé (1944), in conjunction with the special exhibition
Matisse from SFMOMA
at the Legion of Honor.

Books by San Francisco Poets

Picnic Poetry by Stephen KopelPOETRY PICNIC
Picnic Poetry is a delightful gift choice for family and friends!
Stephen Kopel's new book offers a feast of funny bones, a plethora of pleasures pungent and tart, a basketful of extra helpings or side dishes to satisfy tummies hungry for delicious humor.No matter your mood, these tasty poems will alter your attitude. Stephen Kopel

LUNA'S Press & Bookstore
Literature and more
Luna Press & Bookstore
3790 Mission St. @ Richland
San Francisco
 Bilingual Multi-Cultural Children's Books,  Central American
Open Thurs.- Sun. 10-7pm

The Long Blue Book
by Joan Gelfand

The Long Blue Book
in San Francisco

book cover
Wendy MacNaughton
illustrated documentarie.

The Green,Yellow and Purple Years in the Life of a Radical Lawyer

Tony Serra: The Green, Yellow and Purple Years

Arcana: A Festschrift for Jack Hirschman
Arcana: A Festschrift for Jack Hirschman

"In the Pink",
Poet A.D. Winans'

first collection of short stories
In The Pink by A.D. Winans

  Snippets by
Bill Berkson

Snippets by Bill Berkson
(Omerta, 2013)
  Christopher Felver
American Jukebox
American Jukebox cover
Forewords by David Amram and Lee Ranald(May 1, 2014)





Lincoln Park ~100 34th Avenue ~
San Francisco ~ (415)750-3600
Intimate Impressions at the Legion of Honor

from the National Gallery of Art
March 29, 2014 – August 3, 2014

Legion of Honor
Matisse from SFMOMA

November 9, 2013 - September 7, 2014 Henri Matisse, La Conversation
Henri Matisse, La Conversation 1938.
Celebrating Henri Matisse and four
decades of the artist’s career
view the exhibited works


de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco

Celebrating Modernism
from the National Gallery of Art
The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection

Roy Lichtenstein, Painting with Statue of Liberty, 1983.
Roy Lichtenstein,
Painting with Statue of Liberty, 1983.
Oil and Magna on canvas

La scienzFrank Strella-a-della-fiacca-1984
Frank Strella
La Scienza della fiacca (1984)


The Emerald Tablet
80 Fresno Street
San Francisco map

Focus Gallery
1534 Grant Avenue
San Francisco
(415) 706-0898

Live Worms Gallery
1345 Grant Avenue
San Francisco

Meridian Gallery
535 Powell Street (above Sutter),
San Francisco

111 Minna Gallery
111 Minna Street
San Francisco

540 Howard Street
San Francisco

Galeria de la Raza
2857 24th Street
San Francisco (map)

A Woman’s Eye Gallery
678 Portola Drive
San Francisco

A Woman’s Eye Gallery
678 Portola Drive
San Francisco
(415) 265-8237

Artist ~ Jenny Badger Sultan
(July 5 through July 27)
Vision of Spirit Art Show
Gallery Hours: Sat. and Sun .- Noon - 5:00 pm


Emerald Tablet
80 Fresno St.
North Beach
San Francisco map

July 5 through July 27
Della Heywood painting
Welcome to The Spirit Show, an exploration that mirrors the reflections of a group of artists as they answer the question:
“What is Spirituality?”
The artists and all information



Embarcadero Center Cinema
Please give your SUPPORT to our independent movie houses. ~nicole, sfheart

275 Capp Street,
San Francisco

Oddball Films actively works to present rarely screened genres of cinema as well as avant-garde and ethno-cultural documentaries which expand the boundaries of conventional cinema.
Thursday & Friday
Weekly screenings of offbeat cinema.
8pm Screenings - $10. - Nights!
Tickets: $10.00 - Limited seating RSVP or 415-558-8117
(please note there are stairs - no elevator)
OddBall Theatre front door 275

Every Tuesday 6:30 pm
The Alliance Française
of San Francisco

1345 Bush Street
San Francisco

The Alliance Française of San Francisco
offers a weekly Tuesday night French film..
To help non-French speakers discover French cinema, all films are screened with English subtitles, A $5.00 donation is suggested (includes complimentary glass of wine, or two!)

films showing ~  JULY 2014

Through July 24, 2014
Clay Theatre
2261 Fillmore St
San Francisco

film - Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent
In January 1958, Yves Saint Laurent (Pierre Niney)—aged merely 21—was unexpectedly called upon to oversee the legendary Paris fashion house established by recently deceased Christian Dior. ...


Love in Action eventLOVE IN ACTION

The Prisoners Literature Project
The Prisoners Literature Project
Volunteer With Us

these three special programs are excellent example of Love in Action
California Poets in the Schools

826 Valencia the Writing Center
is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages six to eighteen with their writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.
 Since opening in 2006, they have enlisted help from hundreds of qualified volunteer tutors eager to teach students in the area.   
 Volunteer now »

The Imagine Bus
The Imagine Bus

bringing arts education
where it's needed most

Children's Creativity Museum ~
221 Fourth Street ~ San Francisco

Creativity Explored ~
(where art changes lives) ~
3245 Sixteenth St ~
San Francisco (map)

Red Poppy Gallery Family Art Program

Red Poppy Art House programs offered my Red Poppy Art House for families and the children exemplify Love in Action!RED POPPY ART HOUSE ~ FAMILY ART PROGRAM,
Saturdays 1pm-4pm, you can find the corner of 23rd and Folsom bursting with  color and vibrance as children and families exercise their creative freedom in an open outdoor forum.
All Activities are FREE unless otherwise listed. All are welcome. Come by if you can!
This program aspires to bring the community’s children and families together to partake in artistic endeavors that include diverse artistic and educational perspectives
Todas las actividades del programa de Arte en Familia son GRATIS a menos que esté indicado en el calendario.Calendar activities are subject to change.
Las actividades están sujetas a cambio.
Revise la página web.

A Love in Action Free program for the childrenEvery Thursday ~ 12:00 pm
Paxton Gate's Curiosities for Kids
766 Valencia ~ San Francisco ~ 415-252-9990
Paxton Gate Story hour is a weekly, sweetly, sit-my-wee-one-down place where Pecos Bill rubs shoulders with Mike Mulligan, and the Little Prince contemplates the Great Ball of Fire!, A poetic explanation of the universe by local teacher Betty-Ann Kissilove Free Event!
Paxton Gate Curiosities for Kids




Wednesday: 3:00 pm
JACK FOLEY's"Cover to Cover"
KPFA 94.1 FM
streaming audio

Every Friday -Noon to 3pm
AVOTCJA On The Radio &
The World Wide Web
La Veda Musical/The Musical Truth
playing the best of African, Caribbean, Jazz, Bomba, Plena & Latin dance.


Friday 3pm- 6pm
Diamond Dave Whitaker's
OPEN MIC with co-host Global Val Ibarra broadcasting live from Mutiny Radio at 2781 21st St. (@Florida St.)
in San Francisco.

starVAL IBARRA is a member of KPFA's Women's Magazine and once a month
Val produces and hosts their excellent weekly show  on 94.1 &, Monday 1-2pm -

radiOM ~ archived audio recordings
from KPFA-FM radio in Berkeley

Sundays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
POET AS RADIO~ weekly program on
KUSF In Exile, @
hosted by San Francisco writers,
Nicholas Leaskou, Jay Thomas and Delia Tramontina.
Links to all our archived shows, can be found at You can
also find our podcasts by going to ITUNES and searching for
‘Poet as Radio.

S.F. Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV, produced/hosted
by John Rhodes and Clara Hsu
filmed live once a month. The series airs Thursdays @ 7:30 PM on 29 Comcast and 99 U-verse.
View past shows!
You are also invited to an
OPEN MIC after the taping sessions,
hosted by Stephen Kopel.
Watch those past shows here
~Youtube Open Mic

Second Tuesday of the month ~ 7:00 to 8:45 pm ~
On the Page, Off the Page Open Mic Poetry ~ (acoustic music,too)
Park Branch Library, (downstairs) 1833 Page, between Cole & Shrader, San Francisco Food for the body, the mind, and the spirit. Everybody (performers, audience, and friends) welcome!    ~  Hosted by Richard Ivanhoe
Word PartyThird Tuesday~ 8:00pm - 10:30pm ~ Viracocha
Hosted by Jennifer Barone and Ingrid Keir
The Word Party Poetry & Jazz Open Mic ~
998 Valencia Street (at 21 st.)~ San Francisco
(sign-up at 8:00pm sharp with the hosts, hurry as the list gets FULL and fast!) ~  LIVE jazz with Nova Jazz:Daniel Heffez(Sax),
Geordie Van Der Bosch (Percussion) and friends. 
Featuring: YOU and your POETRY!! Donation: $10
Sacred  Grounds CafeEvery Wednesday ~7 pm sign up -reading begins 7:30
~ Sacred Grounds Cafe, 2095 Hayes Street ~ San Francisco.
with an open mic and the feature follows. The Sacred Grounds Poetry reading series is long running poetry reading (since 1972)w/ feature poets and open mic. Hosted by Dan Brady - -
Every Thursday~7 pm ~  Bazaar Cafe - 5927 California Street -
between 21st / 22nd Avenue - (415) 831-5620 -San Francisco map
open mic, spoken wd, original acoustic music.  Go a bit early to be assured a seat.
Every Thursday ~6:30 pm~ Readers Café & Bookstore ~
Building C, South End, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
(415)771-1011 Poetry Reading at Readers Cafe curated by Jack Hirschman
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library poet-in-residence

1ST & 3RD MONDAY - 7:00 pm ~
653 Chenery ~ San Francisco map  
POETS! featured poet followed by open mic    Hosted by Jerry Ferraz.

Every Friday ~3pm- 6pm ~ Diamond Dave Whitaker's -
with co-host Val Ibarra broadcasting live out of the MutinyRadio & Cafe
~ 2781 21st St. @ Florida ~ San Francisco.
peace Every 3rd Friday ~6:00 to 8:00 pm ~ Haight Ashbury Peace Vigil
corner of Masonic and Fell, Golden Gate Park Panhandle. We will have our usual signs, music, candles, and snacks. Join us for the whole two hours or for just five minutes. Everybody welcome! If you join us, please dress for the weather.
Pictures from past vigils can be seen here
***NEW  First Saturday ~ 7 - 9:30 pm ~ La Promenade Poetry Series
with featured readers followed by open mic.
@ La Promenade Café - 3643 Balboa St-.San Francisco
Every 2nd Saturday ~7:00 pm-9:00 pm -Poetry and Prose Reading Series
with featured readers followed by open mic.
Frank Bette Center for the Arts ~ 1601 Paru at Lincoln - Alameda,Ca map ~
Hosted by Jeanne Lupton, Questions? Email: Jeanne
2nd & 4th Sunday~- 3:30-5:30pm ~
still in English,Spanish, Spanglish y Lo Que Sea ~
Featured poets followed by open mic, hosted by Avotcja,
~*~ No Cover ~*~ (Donations for flyers accepted & don’t forget to bring your
 Always the word festival to remember! @ CASA LATINA (Taqueria, Bakery & Café) ~
1805 San Pablo Avenue @ Delaware
(3 blocks North of University) Berkeley, Ca. (510 )558-7177
First Sunday each month - signup 5 pm- start 5:15- ~
Poetry Unbound,a new monthly reading series featuring three poets
each month at the Art House Gallery in Berkeley , 2905 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, Ca. (one block north of Ashby, and close to Ashby BART)
This series dedicates itself to presenting new work in a broad range of
styles and genres, and to bringing together writers from different circles and communities, Hosts Clive Matson, Karla Brundage, and Richard Loranger.
Last Sunday each month ~ 4:30 to 6:30 pm ~
Bird and Beckett ~ 653 Chenery ~ San Francisco map ~ (415) 586- 3733
Walker Brent, masterful storyteller, is a cornucopia of literary fact and fiction. As a geographer of the entire range of human cultural output, his monthly talk son topics diverse & fascinating are not to be missed.
New Moon Open mic ~7:00 pm sign-up, 7:30-9:30pm performances
- Sweet Sanctum ~ 640-A Stanyan St, bet. Page and Oak invites you to come out with intention  to a new open mic poetry and music series in San Francisco . Acoustic only venue. $5 donation at the door, Hosted by Virginia Barrett.


FREE DAYS ~ SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUMS                                                            ♥♥♥   (¯`♥´¯)  ♥♥♥ ಌ ⋱ಌ⋰⋱ಌ ღ✿ .✫*
. ☼°"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams" ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Legion of HonorFree admission to Legion of Honor: First Tuesdays (Richmond Dist.)
The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite
Beaux-Arts building in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.~
Lincoln Park, opens at 9:30 am,
public transportation
de Young MuseumFree admission to de Young museum: First Tuesdays (Golden Gate Park)
Founded in 1895 in Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum s a landmark art museum to showcase the museum’s priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, and art of the native Americas, Africa, and the Pacific.
Re-opened in 2005, the new de Young Museum is considered by many to be a state-of-the-art facility.
Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive opens at 9:30 am  Public Transportation
Conservatory of FlowersFree admission at the Conservatory of Flowers First Tuesdays (Golden Gate Park)
With almost two thousand plant species represented in its exhibits and floral displays, the Conservatory joins a distinctive circle of modern American horticultural museums that are on the cutting edge of botanical interpretation and conservation education.
Cartoon Art MuseumFree admission to Cartoon Art Museum First Tuesdays
The Cartoon Art Museum is the only museum in the United States dedicated to the preservation and exhibition
of cartoon art in all its forms. This unique institution houses approximately 6,000 original pieces in its permanent collection; a complete volume research/library facility is located on the museum’s premises. The museum also
has a classroom for cartoon art and a bookstore.  Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission St, opens at 11am, map
Yerba Buena Center for the ArtsFree admission Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Gallery: First Tuesdays
Gallery hours are usually Thursday – Saturday from 12 noon to 8pm, and Sundays from 12 noon to 6pm.
Visual Arts exhibitions at YBCA focus on contemporary art and popular culture and include the work of local, national and international artists. YBCA is not a collecting institution. Its programs include
year-round theater, dance, music and cross-disciplinary performances. YBCA also features appearances by national and international artists and ensembles.
Free on first Wednesday of the month. The “Exploratorium” science museum is now open in a spectacular new home at Pier 15 on San Francisco’s Embarcadero. There are 150 brand new exhibits plus hundreds of beloved classics, new outdoor exhibits,
a Bay Observatory, a bigger focus on tinkering and social psychology, and much more.

Museum of Craft & DesignMuseum of Craft and Design ~First Tuesday of every month, (sorry, groups of 10 or more not eligible for free day)
The new permanent home of the Museum of Craft and Design is located at 2569 Third Street (between 22nd and 23rd) in the historic American Industrial Center building, originally home to American Can Company (1915), in the heart of San Francisco’s Dogpatch district. ~ an environment for experiencing innovative contemporary work in craft and design.

SFSOMA museum CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION the building that is ~ sfmoma has lots going on!


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 Charles Curtis Blackwell   ART
 Bob Booker Ambush Review
 Don Brennan
 Carla Badillo Coronado
 Neeli Cherkovski
 Poem for Harold Norse
  by Neeli Cherkovski
 Ana Elsner
 Ana Elsner poem for George Tsongas
 Auto/Biographical Sketch of Jack Hirschman
 by Matt Gonzalez
 Clara Hsu Poetry Hotel
Diamond Dave, S. F. Rabble Rouser and Revolutionary Rebel By Hugh Dander
 Q R Hand
 Fifteen Poems Jack Hirschman
 devorah major
 David Meltzer
 A Tribute to David Meltzer
 Blake Moore
 Jeanne Powell poet, publisher,
 performer, and producer
 Diane di Prima
 Diane di Prima Lunch Poems - video
 Gary Snyder
 North Beach Alba by Gary Synder
 Tony Seymour's Biography
 Mark Schwartz
 Mel Thompson
 George Tsongas North Beach Poet
 Cara Vida
/Al Young California Poet Laureate emeritus
 Antonin Artaud
 Anais Nin
 Baudelaire -Les Fleurs du mal
 William Blake Archive
 Charles Bukowski - The Great Poet
 John Cage
 Ira Cohen
 Robert Creeley
 ee cummings  paintings
 Hermann Hesse  Paintings
 T. S. Eliot
 Robert Lax
 Robert Lax poetry
 Pablo Neruda   poems
 Charles Olson
 Documentary of Ezra Pound youtube
 Ezra Pound's "Cantos," section LXXXI
  read by the poet
BEATS    gone/ gone/ gone beyond
Allen Ginsberg
Allen Ginsberg performs William Blake
Richard Brautigan
William Burroughs
William Burroughs Reality Studio
Howard Hart by Armour Garland
Jack Hirschman Remembers:
Kenneth Rexroth and the Beats
Gregory Corso
Kirby Doyle links:
obituary, & announcement of memorial readingS F Chronicle, 05.14.03
Kirby Doyle page - Hammond Guthrie's Third Page
"The Birth of Digger Batman" by Kirby Doyle,as published in The Digger Papers
photo of Billy Batman & Kirby Doyle by Chuck Gould, (Diggers website)
Remembrances of Kirby Doyle
by McClure, Peter Coyote,Tisa Walden, Philomene Long and John Thomas, and Claude Hayward.
Jack Kerouac
Bob Kaufman (1925-1986)
Philip Lamantia
Jack Micheline
In memory of Jack Micheline Poet-
by Jack Hirschman
Tribute to Jack Micheline by A.D. Winans
Lew Welch

Harold North July 6, 1916 - June 8, 2009
Charles Olson
Kenneth Rexroth
Rexroth in the Anachist Encyclopedia
Jack Spicer
Philip Whalen  
a chapbook
Mark Other Place by Phillip Whalen
Jack Foley The alsop review
Academy of Beat Poets
American Museum of Beat Art
The Beat Generation:
Beat SuperNova
California Beat Era
Cultural Chronology of Early Beat Generation Literature
Cosmic Baseball Association
How Beat Happened
Lit Kicks
Decade of Bebop, Beatniks & Painting
Arthur Monroe1998
Naropa U. Internet Archive
Harry Redl : Portraits of Beat Generation
Unspeakable Visions:
Beat Generation/Bohemian Dialectic
Why the Beats Still Matter
Beat Generation Video Archive
Artists San Francisco
Agneta Falk
Agneta Falk creating Blue
and the North Beach Contrarian
George Long artist, musician
Phil Deal poet, artist, musician, inventor
Kim Schuck poet/artist
Larry Keenan photographer
Anahid artist
Torrey Nommesen  fractal artist
REDO artist
Visionary artist Ned Millett
Richard 'Lucky' Perri' Artist
Tina Tarnoff Artist
Christopher Trian Artist
Pecita Eyes Muralists
San Francisco Women Artists

The fight for the bohemian soul of North Beach's Caffe Trieste

Shig Murao: The Enigmatic Soul of City Lights and the San Francisco Beat Scene

BJ PAPA Interview by Catz Forsman.

Harry Smith Archives (1923-1991)
M.C. Escher Gallery
Paul Klee
Vincent van Gogh Gallery
Vincent van Gogh Letters
Literary stamps
Art Crimes Writing on the Wall
Art Daily
Women in the Arts National Museum
Women Painters Index: 1893 Expo
Women in Art video
Women are Art - Corot video
For the Love of Beauty!
Wenaus favorite poems
Ancient Greek Philosophers
Bartleby great books/classic poetry
Poetry Library UK *
The Poets Corner
Bibliomania Free Online Literature/ ?
The Library of Congress
Project Gutenberg
Poetry through the Ages
Poetry Foundation
*Aspen web version - multimedia magazine in a box
Light and Dust Anthology
Neurotic Poets
Institute for study of Bohemian Literature
surrealist.comm ~ A history of surrealism, surreal art, and the artists involved in the surrealist art movement. A definitive history of the surrealist movement.
One Man's Multimedia Journey Through the San Francisco
Live Jazz & Creative Music Scene
Fusion Anomaly
objects that were found, mixed
and compiled by Atomjack
International SurreaLists Art
*dada - situationist
The Physik Garden
Transcendental Biographies:
The effect of the Transcendental Planet in the lives of historical, cultural and artistic personalities
Political Writings of George Orwell
Essays, newspaper columns, letters and editorials.
George Orwell
complete works,photos
For the Love of Beauty!
On The Edge The Hidden Art of Fore-Edge Book Painting
Sacred Text the largest freely available archive of online books about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric on the Internet. The site is dedicated to religious tolerance and scholarship.
Kenneth Patchen links
Kenneth Patchen
—Poetry and Jazz days, 1957–1959
Painted and Silkscreened Poems by Kenneth Patchen
Kenneth Patchen Home Page
Excerpts from Kenneth Sleeper Patchen Awake
Patchen: Man of Anger & Light by Henry Miller and A Letter to God by Kenneth Patchen 
open culture
The best free cultural & educational media on the web

more poetry at
Poetry a few of my favorites
The Desiderata
Love Quotes
eclectic snippets of prose and poetry.
Excerpts From "The Prophet" by Kahlil Gibran
"On Love"
Song of Love by Kahlil Gibran




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