ALLEN COHEN Poetry
April 23,1941 ~April 30, 2004
The Decline & Fall of San Francisco
by Allen Cohen
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
A LITTLE HISTORY
February 1, 1902 ~ born,
James Langston Hughes. poet, novelist, playwright, short story writer, and columnist. An early innovator of literary art form jazz poetry.
I Dream a World by Langston Hughes
THE DREAM KEEPER
Bring me all of your dreams,
Bring me all of your
That I may wrap them
In a blue cloud-cloth
Away from the too rough fingers
Of the world..
Feb. 4, 1900 born on this day Jacques Prevert, French surrealist poet, artist, lyricist, author, and screen writer. Prevert worshiped freedom and glorified the spirit of rebellion and revolt.
The creative method known as the Exquisite Corpse was invented by the Surrealists Marcel Duhamel, Jacques Prévert and Yves Tanguy in 1925. It's origin is in the parlour game “consequences” in which players take turns to write on a sheet of paper.
Feb. 5,1914 ~ born, William Burroughs, American novelist, poet, essayist and spoken word performer
February 6, 1945 ~ BOB MARLEY, reggae’s foremost practitioner and emissary embodied its spirit and spread its gospel carrying music to another level as a social force with universal appeal. bio Hall of Rock and Roll (1994)
Open your eyes, look within.
Are you satisfied with the life
My music will go on forever. Maybe it's a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever. ~ Bob Marley
February 17, 1937~ Happy Birthday
David Meltzer born in Rochester, New York. Meltzer is a poet, jazz guitarist, Cabalist scholar, and the author of more than 50 books of poetry and prose.
Victor Martinez ~ (Feb. 21, 1954 - Feb. 18, 2011) Poet writer, Victor Martinez was a beloved father, husband, uncle, good friend to many and an important member of the San Francisco literary community.
POET IN THE HOUSE Victor Martinez (1954-2011) by Jorge Arguet
He wrote a great deal and published a book of poems, as well as a novel (Parrot in the Oven) with Harper/Collins which won a Nat'l Book Award in 1996, making him the first Chicano to win an NBA. (It's a novel about growing up in Fresno). He was a good friend who enjoyed life. Poem for my dear friend Victor Martinez by Jorge Argueta
Feb. 22, 2008 ~ “Vampyre Mike” died after a long illness in the South of Market motel room where he had lived for 20 years. He was 54.
Michael Alan “Vampyre Mike” Kassel(Dec., 1953 ~ Mar. 22, 2008)
Feb. 24, 2013 ~ JOIE COOK (Nov. 4, 1951 ~ Feb. 24, 2013)
Joie Cook, firebrand poet, artist, and musician went on
ahead of us on this day just two years ago. To see and hear Joie Cook perform her work was an
unforgettable experience. To know her was a gift, and to all whose hearts and minds she touched, Joie Cook isForever Beloved!
Stephen Kopel with Nicole Savage
as his Feature on Special Edition
Thank you , Stephen Kopel and John Rhodes for making my maiden voyage on youtube so easy and such fun, too. ~ nicole, sfheart.com
February 27, 1998 ~ Jack Micheline (born as Harvey Martin Silver in NY),
the poet artist died at
68 of a heart attack on a BART train between SF and Orinda. His first book
of poetry was
"River of Red Wine," and his last was
Seven Poems for Downtrodden Saints."
Local Obituary (Nov. 6, 1929 – Feb. 27, 1998)
To capture the feeling
To feel its pulse
To see the stream has been muddied
I am reshaping the start
I cannot be bothered with your
All these rantings and ravings
Have nothing to do with poetry
Have nothing to do with magic
Only the ears of butterflies
And the delicate moths
Let the Angels in
Let them into this Market
Feel, see and breathe
Micheline's last poem, Feb. 25, 1998, San Francisco
"The steps move the heart
The heart fuels the eye
The mirror of the brain
Listen to the rhythm of your breathe
This is how rare poems are written
Not with words but with strange notes
That move the pen on the page
This is the eye of the storm
God's gift to nature
1059 Market St. (between 6th & 7th st.)
The Museum of Broken Relationships
(Feb 11, 2015 to Feb 28, 2015)
We invite you to anonymously donate to San Francisco's exhibit
of theThe Museum of Broken Relationships which is on a
worldtour, displaying anonymously donated objects
collected in cities all over the world.
This event is FREE (donations accepted)
Friday, February 27, 2015
Psychedelic Tales with Rhoney Stanley,
author of Owsley & Me: My LSD Family
With musical accompaniment by David Gans.
Also featuring a discussion between Stanley and author Jay Williams, regarding whether (or to what extent) the Grateful Dead
were in the lineage of the Beat Generation.
Friday February 27, 2015
Oddball Film + Video
275 Capp St
Strange Sinema 85: Dada and Post-Modern Surrealism
(The Land of the Melting Watches)
Strange Sinema 85: Dada and Post-Modern Surrealism (The Land of the Melting Watches) features an eye-popping exploration of Dada and Surrealism including Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray's stunning
Anemic Cinema, Un Chien Andalou, L'Etoile De Mer and more!
$10.00 ~ Limited Seating
RSVP to RSVP@oddballfilm.com or (415) 558-8117
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28
Saturday ebruary 28, and Sunday, March 1, 2015
noon till 6:00 pm
BigCrow Studio Exhibition Space
1426 41st Avenue
(bet. Judah and Lawton)
(every weekend through Mar 14, 2015)
Jonah Roll and other artists including
Phil Deal, Ellsworth Dale Erickson,
Lorraine Ruth Nelson, and Sherry Miller exhibiting their
art work in various mediums.! Come see us any weekend
(Fridays & Saturdays, noon to 6pm.)
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Doors 6:00 pm, Show 7:00 pm
124 Columbus Ave.
Doc's Lab in conjunction with City Lights present
In honor of John Steinbeck's Birthday Celebration
Lovebattles: Carol " John Steinbeck in the 1930s.
Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw is joined by actor
Taelen Thomas and musician Steve Mortensen
admission $12.00 - $15.00 at door
Friday February 28, 2015
ALLEY CAT BOOKS
3036 24th St.
Artist Reception- Tonight ~ 7pm – 10pm
"He's Not Heavy He's My Brother"
New photos, stencils, paintings, and installations
from Collins, Hanson and Akimbo on display in the gallery.
Saturday, February. 28th.
7:30 - 9:30
Florey's Book Company
2120 Palmeto Ave.
Poetry at Florey's
will feature Nancy Wakeman and Stephen Kopel
with their respective poetic interests in lyrical,
evocative writing and humorous, zesty language writing,
Audiences will be treated to a full evening of serious delight!
Refreshment offered and Open Mic.
POETRY READING AND OPEN MIC IN PACIFICA