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Fog

The fog comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.

~ Carl Sandburg


starEVENT CALENDARS
Bay Area calendars for Poetry, Art and Literature Events
Poetry Flash
Litseen

Peace & Justice Calendars
Global Exchange  
Bay Area IndymediaSF
for upcoming civic actions

star ONGOING EVENTS   *ART   *FILM
star MONTHLY READING SERIES
Open Mic   starRADIO and more.

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.

starPOETRY FESTIVALS
Petaluma Poetry Walk Geri Digiorno

San Francisco Mime Troupe San Francisco
  415-285-1717
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

RESOURCES
 Bay Area Literacy
 California Poets in the Schools

star BAY AREA JOURNALS
& SUBMISSION SUGGESTIONS
  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'

 North Coast Literary Review
  Online submission for print journal

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

The SAN FRANCISCO ART AND POETRY CALENDAR IS UPDATED DAILY
♥~*~♥~*~♥


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.

* Beat Museum
540 Broadway
North Beach
San Francisco

*Bird & Beckett Books
653 Chenery St.
bet. Diamond and Castro
San Francisco (map)
(415)586-3733

*Booksmith
1644 Haight St.
San Francisco

California Historical Society
678 Mission Street
San Francisco

Center for New Music
55 Taylor St.
San Francisco
(map and hours)
(415) 275-2466

CITY ARTS & LECTURES
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

Galería de la Raza
2857 24th Street
San Francisco,

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

*Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
MCCLA
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

Sacred Grounds Cafe
2095 Hayes @ Cole
San Francisco

*San Francisco Main Library
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco

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

(photo documentary) 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 Press 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
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ONGOING

CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
360 Kansas Street
bet 16th and 17th Streets
San Francisco

Markus Schinwald Exhibition
(September 9 → December 13, 2014)
 painting by Markus Schinwald
an exhibition of new work by
Markus Schinwald.
Free and open to the public.
CCA Wattis Institute visit information
Tuesday - Friday noon - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday noon - 5:00 p.m.
The galleries are fully
wheelchair accessible.
ART EXHIBITION
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Ben Sahn Art

 

My heart rouses
thinking to bring you news
of something that concerns you
and concerns many men.
Look at
what passes for the new.
You will not find it there but in
despised poems.
It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack of what is found there. 

From William Carlos Williams poem
"Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"

 

 


MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

Sat.. Sept.27 ~ 3 ~ 6pm
& Sun. Sept. 28 ~ 1:00 - 6:00 pm
at the Beat Museum
7th Annual Beat Museum Poetry Festival
World of Change
Jack Kerouac Is Alive and Well!
Jack Kerouac Is Alive and Well" illustration by David Magalene
 Jack Kerouac Is Alive and Well" illustration by David Magalene inspired by Andrew Mayer's poem published in therecent "World of Change" anthology based his illustration on
a painting by Matthias Grunewald.

To view the poster larger and read more
about this HOT!! event, visit David's hoodoodog.blogspot.com/t

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MCs: David Madgalene & Terry Adams
*Gor Yaswen
*The Word-MusicContinuum
*Margo van Veen *Bill Vartnaw *
*Peter Sherburn-Zimmer *Jonah Raskin
* Jeanne Powell *Gwynn O’Gara
*Jim Miller *Andrew Mayer
*Clive Matson *Jym Marks
*Kirk Lumpkin *Leah Lubin
*Sarah Kobrinsky *Maurine Killough
*Maisha Johnson *Gary Horsman
*Q. R. Hand *Dorsetta Hale
*Philip Hackett *Erika Goss
*Ayden Graham *Ed Coletti
*Riki Chin *Kalamu Chache
*Sean Casey *Tim Carl *Bob Booker
*Hugh Behm-Steinberg *David Beckman *Avotcja & special guests to be announced.

 

 

 

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

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.
ART EXHIBITION
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APPROACHING DESIRE

The harp
of the world
begins its slow
part.
A pigeon
floats above
a trash can.
Sunlight
as gold as
a spontaneous
act of kindness
refuses to leave
not so high
above a confidence of trees,
North Beach,
Washington Square Park.

A galloping
red & brown dog
the big cathedral
across
stubborn
grass.

Mist arrives
as a flawless day
begins to break
away from
the world.
Song of an ocean meadow
by a pine tree where
another spirit
walks to the left, muttering
hands together.

Should we be so relaxed
in this democracy?

Black shoes.
Airplane.
An almost baby girl aspires
to ride
a tricycle
dodging
a fat man
who carries
a cane
and a smirk.

The night is crashing
into the
end of
a late afternoon.

Heart & synapse
don’t stop working.

The electricity of thought
leads to wonder.

Not even angels know
if they are
themselves

all the time.

©  Tony Vaughan
June 15, 1947 ~ September 27, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO POETS

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

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

IN MEMORIAM
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

MEMORIAM
* 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


A LITTLE HISTORY


Sept 5, 1957
On the Road, is published. Jack wrote in fits of inspiration that lasted for days, fueled by amphetamine binges & lack of sleep. The entire process took 20 days & ended with a single spaced, 120-foot long scroll.

September 5, 1968
poster Chuck Berry and
Steve Miller Band

@Fillmore West
Poster Artist: Lee Conklin










September 9,1966 --
San Francisco Oracle begins publication.
San Francisco Oracle (wikipedia)

San Francisco Oracle

September 25, 1965 ~ ”Eve of Destruction”, sang by Barry McGuire top of the charts
Hear Barry sing it HERE (youtube)

September 29, 2001
Some 7,000 people marched for peace in Washington DC while an estimated
7-10 thousand marched in San Francisco. They marched to mourn terrorist victims, and to urge the nation to heal poverty and injustice that fuels global violence instead of focusing on military revenge.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Blaise EndearsSept. 1, 1887 ~born, Frederic Louis Sause in La Choux Fond's, Neufchatel, Switzerland and better known as Blaise Endears was naturalized French in 1916. He was a novelist and poet, soldier, mechanic, traveler, and film-maker. His writing was of considerable influence in the modernist movement.
Blaise Endears  ( an interview in theparisreview.org)
ladies and gentleman -blaise endears is not dead by patti smith

"I am haunted by no phantoms.
It is rather that the ashes I stir up contain the crystallization that hold the image (reduced or synthetic) of the living and impure beings that they constituted before the intervention of the fire. If life has a meaning, this image
(from the beyond?) has perhaps some significance. That is what I should
like to know. And it is why I write."

Blaise Cendrars
http://blaisecendrars.blogspot.com/

September 2, 1928
Horace Silverborn, Horace Silver, musician, composer. the heart of the hard bop era, was greatly influenced various boogie woogie piano by
players, and the bebop pianists Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk.

"Jazz is not background music.
You must concentrate in order to
get the most out of it.
You must absorb it."
Horace Silver

September 5, 1912
John Cageborn on this day, John Cage , an American composer, philosopher and poet who was also active as a visual artist, and lover of mushrooms. He was a pioneer of chance music, electronic music and non-standard use of musical instruments, and one of the leading figures of the post-war avant-garde.
About Indeterminacy

"Get yourself out of whatever cage you find yourself in."...John Cage

September 7, 1860
Grandma Moses, an american artist was born this day. She began professional painting at the age of 78 and was nearly 100 when she found fame. She began painting after abandoning a career in embroidery because of arthritis. she died on December 13,1961.
The Legacy of Grandma Moses

September 10, 1912 ~ born in Sacramento, Calif. poet , artist, William Everson (later known as Brother Brother AntoninusAntonius, the Beat Friar), conscientious objector during World War II, poet of the San Francisco Renaissance and also literary critic and small press printer. Brother Antonius was a poet of conscience and consciousness of self, his verse mapping his extraordinary inner journey as social activist, Dominican brother, and preeminent religious and philosophical poet. William Everson
Two Poems ~ seed * soul*

Ben ShahnSept. 12, 1898 ~born, Ben Shahn, a Lithuanian-born American painter, teacher, graphic artist, and photographer, devoted to the figurative tradition. He was best known for his works of social realism, and his left-wing political views and was one of the more significant social critics among painters of the 20th century.
Art as Activism: The Compelling Paintings of Ben Shahn youtube

Sept. 17, 1883~ born, poet, novelist, essayist, and playwright, William Carlos Williams. William Carlos WilliamsA Poet, novelist, essayist, and playwright. William Carlos Williams is often said to have been one of the principal poets of the Imagist movement. He began writing poetry while a student in Horace Mann High School, having he made the decision to become both a writer and a doctor. (image above is a self portrait)
William Carlos Williams 1883–1963

September 17, 193~ born, Ken Keseyauthor Ken Kesey, a Counter-cultural link between the Beats (1950s) and the hippies-(1960s) While Kesey was a graduate student in creative writing at Stanford University, he volunteered to take part in a government drug research program at Menlo Park Veterans Hospital that tested a variety of psychoactive drugs such as LSD, which was legal at the time. His
debut novel was One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

There are going to be times when we can't wait for somebody. Now, you're either on the bus or off the bus. If you're on the bus, and you get left behind, then you'll find it again. If you're off the bus in the first place — then it won't make a damn. ~ Tom Wolfe in The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1968)

September 18, 1905
born, Actress Greta Garbo was born on this day
Greta Garbo
Legendary Greta Garbo

September 19, 1911 --
born, William Golding in Cornwall, England. British novelist, poet, playwright, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 1983 for his novel Lord of the Flies which had been turned down by 21 publishers before it was finally published in 1954.

September 21, 1866
born, H.G. Wells, author & futurist, in Bromley, Kent, England. English novelist, journalist, sociologist, socialist & historian. Wells wrote over a hundred of books, about fifty of them novels. best known for his science-fiction novels, "War of the Worlds", Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The Island of Doctor Moreau.

"A time will come when a politician who has willfully made war and promoted international dissension will be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide. It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men's lives should not stake their own."
H. G. Wells

September 21, 1934
Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, poet, novelist, and artist. Leonard Cohen ~ * ~
Poetry and Art from the scrapbooks ...directly from Leonard Cohen

September 21, 1945
American poet and educator, Kay Ryan was born on this day. She is the sixteenth Poet Laureate of the United States.

September 23, 1926
Jazz legend John Coltrane was born on this day

September 26, 1898
George Gershwin was born on this day. on Wikipedia

September 30, 1943
Steve Arnsten, san Francisco Poet piano maestro born on this day.

GONE BEYOND

Sept. 3, 1962 ~ e.e Cummings, is an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. His body of work encompasses approximately 2,900 poems, two autobiographical novels, four plays and several essays, as well as numerous drawings and paintings. He is remembered as an eminent voice of 20th century poetry. ,
died. of a stroke age 67. 
(October 14, 1894 – September 3, 1962)
ee cummings  paintings
from spiralling ecstatically
more ee cummings poems on sfheart.com

September 14, 1984
Richard Brautigan,Poet Richard Brautigan, a suicide (age 49)
Remembering Broutigan by Allen Cohen



Kitka is a celebrated women’s vocal arts ensemble inspired by traditional songs and vocal techniques from Eastern Europe. The octet has earned international recognition for its earthy to ethereal timbres evoking an astonishing range of subtle to extreme inner states, instincts, and emotions.

September 18, 1970
Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix
died of an accidental barbiturate overdose in London.


Hendrix
(wilipedia)
 Jimi's official site

September 23, 1973
Chilean writer, poet. diplomat, and politician Pablo Neruda died on this day.

Take bread away from me,
if you wish,  take air away,
but  do not take from me
your laughter. ~ Neruda

Sept. 27, 2008
Tony Vaughan, San Francisco poet artist, and musician left through the Golden Doors he had dreamed of not long before he died.
Celebrating a life well lived by Tony Long

A THIEF of FLAMES poems & paintings
by Tony VaughanA Thief of Flames by Tony Vaughan
Book designed by his good friend,
artist Diane Fenster

Stephen Kopel with Nicole Savage
as his Feature on Special Edititon


Thank you , Stephen Kopel and John Rhodes for making my maiden voyage on youtube so easy and such fun, too. ~ nicole, sfheart.com

SPARRING WITH BEATNIK GHOSTS

SAN FRANCISCO HISTORY FOR SEPTEMBER

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2014

Wednesday September 10, 2014
3:00 pm
JACK FOLEY's
"Cover to Cover"
KPFA 94.1 FM
Also available via streaming audio:
go to www.kpfa.org Archive, look for date.

LOVE AND MARRIAGE, dedicated to all Gay people everywhere,
is a presentation of the relationship between Love and Marriage.
Jack and Adelle Foley readand comment on various poems
dealing with the subject of nuptials.



Wednesday September 17, 2014
6:30 pm sign up, readings until 9:50 pm
Sacred Grounds Cafe
2095 Hayes @ Cole
San Francisco

Sacred Grounds Poetry Series
featuring Patrice Haan
hosted by Dan Brady
Dan Brady - creative1@creativeideasforyou.com
Free event!
WEEKLY POETRY READING/ OPEN MIC SERIES



Wednesday September 17, 2014
7:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
261 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco
(415) 362-8193

Laila Lalami reads from The Moor’s Account,
a fictional memoir of the first black explorer of America,
AUTHOR / NEW NOVEL



Wednesday‐Thursday, Sept 17‐18@ Noon and 8pm
Friday‐Saturday, Sept 19‐20@ 8pm and 9pm
UC Hastings School of the Law
333 Golden Gate Ave , bet. Larkin and Hyde.
outdoor wall on back side of Larkin Street Parking Garage
San Francisco (map)
Creative endeavors such as this Free Flyaway Production which raises our conciousness and encourages our compassion for others is Love in  Action
MULTIPLE MARY AND INVISIBLE JANE
(September 12-20, 2014)
Flyaway Productions
Flying without a net, Kreiter takes on homeless women
by Andrea Pflaumer,SF Examiner
AERIAL DANCE

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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 2014


Thursday September 18, 2014
6:30 pm
Readers Bookstore,
Fort Mason Building C
Fort Mason Center
San Francisco
(415)771-1076

Thursdays at Readers Poetry Series
presents
Kristina Brown and Tony Dingman
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)
POETRY READING SERIES



Thursday September 18, 2014
Bird & Beckett Books
7:00 pm ~ 9:00 pm
653 Chenery Street,
San Francisco,
(415/586-3733

NANCY MOREJÓN NANCY MOREJÓN in a farewell reading
and 70th birthday celebration!

Nancy Morejón is a highly regarded Cuban
poet, essayist and literary critic, past
president of the Writers’ Section of the
Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba. Her
latest book is Homing Instincts / Querencias
– a bilingual book of poems exquisitely translated by Pamela Carmell from Cubana Books (2014).



Thursday September 18, 2014
7:00 pm
City Lights Books
261 Columbus Avenue,
San Francisco
(415)362-8193

City Lights, Archipelago Books, and
Cultural Services of the Consul General of France
present
An Evening with Scholastique Mukasonga,
Rwanda-born memoirist and novelist
reading from her new novel Our Lady of the Nile,
originally published in French and translated by Melanie Mauthner,
followed by a conversation with Scott Esposito,
Center for the Arts of Translation,
Event will be followed by a wine and cheese reception in the poetry room)
AUTHOR / BOOK RELEASE



Thursday September 18 → Thursday October 16, 2014
7:00 pm
Museo Italo Americano, Bldg. C.
Fort Mason
San Francisco

Lina Wertmuller Film Series
During the 1970s, Italian film director and screenwriter
Lina Wertmuller achieved international fame with a series
of comedies focusing on the battle of the sexes and on current
political and social issues. Introduced by Dr. Vincent Fausone Jr.
9/18: Love and Anarchy (1973); 9/25: All Screwed Up (1974);
10/2: Swept Away (1974); 10/9: Seven Beauties (1975);
and 10/16: Ciao, Professore (1992).
FILM ITALIAN



Thursday September 18, 2014
7:30 pm
Moe's Books
2476 Telegraph Avenue,
Berkeley
(510)849-2087

Poetry Flash
presents a poetry reading
by Jannie Dresser and Lester Graves Lennon,
hosted by Joyce Jenkins and Richard Silberg of Poetry Flash.
POETRY READING IN BERKELEY



September 18, 2014
Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street\
San Francisco

Warren Hellman
HARDLY STRICTLY WARREN HELLMAN
will center on film footage from HSB’s archive
of live performances—making hundreds of hours
available to the general public for the first time.
FILM DOCUMENTARY
~*~



Thursday September 18, 2014
Gordon Potts Gallery
49 Geary ~ Suite 410
San Francisco

BETH MOON ~ DIAMOND NIGHTS
September 18 - November 1, 2014
 Beth Moon Photograpy
PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK EXHIBITION
Reception will be on Thursday October 3, ~ 5:30pm ~ 7:30pm



September 18, 2014,
8:00 pm
The New Nothing Cinema
16 Sherman Alley
(betw. Folsom & Harrison, 6th & 7th)
San Francisco


The CiTiZEN KINO Project

An arts and activism show out of Europe, which focuses
on digital culture in this extremely precarious and dubious
era of predatory corporate capitalism + technotopian extremism.
This screening is part of the Incite/Insight film series,
It is a small, free, participatory event, as in bring something to share
! (donations to help filmmaker's travel budget will be requested)
FREE PUBLIC TALKS

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2014



Friday, September 19, 2014
5:30 to 9:30 pm
City View at Metreon
135 Fourth Street
San Francisco

ART for AIDS
Art for Aids event poster
Art for AIDS is San Francisco’s premier juried art event
benefiting one of the nation’s leading AIDS service organizations,
the UCSF Alliance Health Project (AHP), formerly the AIDS Health Project.
Since 1984, AHP has been providing HIV/AIDS services to over 8,000 clients.
Please join us and support the Alliance Health Project with your winning bid!
- 800 sophisticated art patrons and buyers
184 modern and contemporary art pieces for sale
during an evening of silent and live auctions
- San Francisco’s finest purveyors of food and drink
ART BENEFIT FOR AIDS ORGANIZATIONS



Friday September 19, 2014
de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco

Friday Nights at the de Young: A Tribute to the Cockettes
Celebrate Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay
with a tribute to the Cockettes, the theater troupe Friedkin
documented in a series of photographs on view in the exhibition.
FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE DE YOUNG SERIES



Friday September 19, 2014
Doors 7:30 pm Event 8:00 pm
The Emerald Tablet
80 Fresno St.
San Francisco map

BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT:at the intersection of jazz and Brazilian pop
The brilliant Brazilian vocalist Sarah Cabral in concert
Accompanying Sarah will be two virtuoso musicians:
mandolinist Eva Scow and guitarist Mike Taylor,
along with percussion master Alex Elvis Calatayud.
$15 donation suggested, sliding.
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Delicious complimentary light refreshments.
For bios, video links, and more information: click here.
To reserve a seat: use this link.



Friday September 19, 2014
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
corner of Masonic and Fell,
Golden Gate Park Panhandle
San Francisco
Peace Vigil
~ Haight Ashbury Peace Vigil ~
We will have our usual signs, music, candles, and snacks.
Join us for the whole two hours or for just five minutes.
Everybody welcome! please dress for the weather
Pictures from past vigils can be seen here
Every 3rd Friday
MONTHLY PEACE VIGIL



Friday, September 19, 2014
Bird & Beckett Books
653 Chenery Street,
San Francisco,
(415/586-3733

A Live Jazz & Book Event 
5:30 to 8:00;
ART PEPPER TRIBUTE
Guitarist Scott Foster puts his quartet through the paces
to bring Art Pepper’s music back to life. The dozen records
that bear his name as leader are testament to his incredible art,
and his autobiography, Straight Life  a collaboration with his
wife Laurie Pepper — is one of the key documents of a life in jazz.
~*~ At 8:30 pm~
Laurie Pepper will read from her newly published memoir
called Art: Why I Stuck with a Junkie Jazzman
that is brilliantly written and insightful.
Read more on Laurie in the latest issues
of Harper’s Magazine and Jazz Times.

♫•* ♫MUSIC / POETRY•* ♫



ONE WEEKEND ONLY
Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 4pm and 8pm
Sunday at 4pm and 7pm
Dance Mission Theater
3316 24th Street
2 doors down from Le Boheme
San Francisco (map)

Sweet Can Productions & The Levins present
My Friend Hafiz
My Friend Hafiz performance
“Weaving the wisdom of beloved Persian poet Hafiz into their
‘rich tapestry of unique harmonies,’” The Levins World Folk Ensemble
collaborates with Sweet Can Productions to bring you
“a concert, a circus, an inspiration.”
general tickets are $20-$65and are available HERE
or by calling 1-800-838-3006
PERFORMANCE



Friday, September 19, 2014
8:00 pm
Art House Gallery & Cultural Center
2905 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley CA
510-472-3170

A Requiem for Charles Edward Haden
Remembering Charley Haden
Robi McGregor ~ Guitar
Robi Bean ~ Drums
Alex Baum ~ Vocal
Daniel Fahey ~ Mandolin
$10.00 -$20.00 Donation
♫•*♫JAZZ ♫•* ♫

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2014

Saturday September 20, 2014
Noon
Florence Gould Theater
Legion of Honor
Lincoln Park
San Francisco

Dancing Poetry Festival Gala
Artists Embassy International
A program of dance fused with poetry and visual art.
Dance companies from Stockton and the Bay Area.
Produced by "Natica Angilly's Poetic Dance Theater Company
. (also performing) Special guest, Dr. Kenneth Kuanling Fan of China/Taiwan
and his "Poetic Oil" paintings. $15.00
DANCE POETRY FESTIVAL



Saturday September 20, 2014
8:00 pm
The San Francisco Community Music Center
544 Capp St.
Mission District School bet. 20th and 21st
and Mission and So. Van Ness
San Francisco

The Alva Sound Art Studio Presents:
The Story Orchestra in an original  production of
“The Story Brother Sun Sister Moon”,
featuring the songs of Donovan.
The Story Orchestra
A theatrical adaptation of the life of St. Francis, an individual who experiences a profound realization and changes his life in order to attain what is good, what is positive. The title of this piece is a homage to the song "Brother Sun Sister Moon" which inspired this original production. This is the third touring of this work.
8pm $15. general $10. student or seniors
~*~
This will be an intimate performance in intimate venues, so seating is limited.Tickets available at the door, but please RSVP either at 707-795-3545, or, asartstudio@gmail.com, to assure a seat reservation.



Saturday September 20, 2014
8:00 pm
MISSION CULTURAL CULTURAL CENTER for LATINO ARTS
MCCLA
2868 Mission Street
San Francisco (map)

Carolina Lugo's & Carolé Acuna's Ballet Flamenco
Tonight the well worn hardwood floors will resonate with the pulsating
sounds of footwork, song, castanets, syncopated hand clapping and guitar.
Come experience the high energy and passion for this art that defines
a newdimension in Flamenco and Spanish dance traditions.
Adults $20 Venue: 821-1155 Website
DANCE FLAMANGO



Saturday September 20, 2014
Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street
(near the intersection of Castro and Market Street)
San Francisco

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival
SFSFF produces events that showcase important titles from the silent era,
often in restored or preserved prints, with live musical accompaniment by
some of the world’s finest practitioners of the art of putting music to film.
Each presentation exemplifies the extraordinary quality that Academy
Award-winning film historian Kevin Brownlow calls “live cinema.”
ANNUAL SILENT FILM FESTIVAL



Saturday September 20, 2014
7:30 pm
Folk & FineArt Gallery
1861-A Solano Avenue,
Berkeley

Alta Solano: LIT OUT LOUD reading series
presents Dale Jensen, Yew Nork,
A half-hour open mic precedes the featured readings'
donation (janniedres@att.net,
www.sugartownpublishing.com)
MONTHLY READING SERIES

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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2014

Sunday September 21, 2014
11:00 am-7:00
Petaluma, Ca.

star THE PETALUMA POETRY WALK star
VENUES AND SHEDULE
ANNUAL POETRY WALK IN PETALUMA



Sunday September 21, 2014
Bird & Beckett Books
653 Chenery St.
bet. Diamond and Castro
San Francisco (map)
(415)586-3733

2:30 - to 4:00
Poets Lisa Gluskin-Stonestreet and Robert Thomas
Lisa's new collection of poems if "The Greenhouse" (Bull City, 2014)
Robert's newest is "Bridge" (BOA Editions, 2014
POETRY READING / NEW BOOKS

4:30 pm till 6:30 pm
Bruce Ackley & Associates
in celebration of the music of Steve Lacy
♫•*♫MUSIC ♫•* ♫



Sunday September 21, 2014
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
CAFE LEILA
1724 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley

THE MUSIC OF THE WORD
(LA PALABRA MUSICAL)
still in English, Spanish, Spanglish y Lo Que Sea
And always the Word Party to remember!
No Cover ~ hosted by Avotcja
(Donations accepted & don’t forget to bring
your Congas, Guiros, Maracas, Panderetas etc.
BARUCH PORRAS-HERNANDEZ (Poeta)
&
STRAIGHT OUT SCRIBES (Sacramento Poets)
¡Vengan todos & tell everyone to tell everyone!
1ST & 3RD SUNDAY OF THE MONTH

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MONDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014,
7:00 P.M.
City Lights Books
261 Columbus Avenue,
San Francisco
(415)362-8193

Nayomi Munaweera
Nayomi Munaweera
reading from Island of a Thousand Mirrors
from St. Martin's Press
AUTHOR / NEW BOOK



Monday September 22. 2014
Doors open 7:00 pm ~ Show 7:30 pm
HOTEL REX
562 Sutter St. (near Powell)
San Francisco
(415) 3864146

Bay Area Generations presents their
1st Anniversay show
hosted by co-founders
Sandra Wassalie & Charles Kruger
paired poets performing ~tba
$5. Donation



Monday, September 22, 2014
7:30 pm
Booksmith
1644 Haight St.
San Francisco

PATRICK HOFFMAN / The White Van in conversation with MATT GONZALES
The White Van by Patrick Hoffman
A New Voices, New Stories Evening
Patrick will talk with his former boss, former city supervisor and now
chief attorney in the San Francisco Public Defender's Office, Matt Gonzalez,
who has written extensively about politics, art, and other cultural matters.
AUTHOR / NEW BOOK

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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
7:00-8:00 pm
Bird & Beckett Books
653 Chenery St.
bet. Diamond and Castro
San Francisco (map)
(415)586-3733

Poet Maria Mazziotti Gillan -
will be reading new and old work this evening.
She is Professor of Poetry at Binghamton University-SUNY and
directs the Creative Writing Program there, as well as being executive
director of the Poetry Center at the Passaic County Community
College, which she founded in 1980.
Her books include the 2008 American Book Award winner,
"All That Lies Between Us."
AUTHOR POETRY READING

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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
3:00 pm
JACK FOLEY's
"Cover to Cover"
KPFA 94.1 FM
Also available via streaming audio:
go to www.kpfa.org Archive, look for date.

TRIBUTE TO DENISE LEVERTOV (1923-1997) /
WATERSHED ENVIRONMENTAL POETRY FESTIVAL
Today’s show, featuring rare recordings, is devoted
to the late Denise Levertov (1923-1997), to whom this
year’s Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival is dedicated.
POETRY RADIO SERIES


Wednesday, September 24, 2014
6:30 pm sign up, readings until 9:50 pm
Sacred Grounds Cafe
2095 Hayes @ Cole
San Francisco

Sacred Grounds Poetry Series
featuring
 Mark O’Harps - 100K Poets for Change
hosted by Dan Brady
Dan Brady - creative1@creativeideasforyou.com
Free event!
WEEKLY POETRY READING/ OPEN MIC SERIES



Wednesday, September 24, 2014
VIP reception: 6:30 - 7:15 PM. Program: 7:30 PM.
Sundance Kabuki 8 Cinema
1881 Post Street
San Francisco

The Booksmith presents David Mitchell
David Mitchell is the prize-winning author of Cloud Atlas,
Black Swan Green, and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoethas.
His newest novel is THE BONE CLOCKS
VIP reception $65. Regular admission $40.00.
Book included in price. Tickets
AUTHOR / NEW NOVEL



Wednesday September 24, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Merced Public Library
155 Winston Drive
San Francisco

Walt Whitman
Writer & Actor Tim Holt Portrays Walt Whitman

America's Poet of the Open Road In this one-man performance,
presenting his life and work in poetry and prose. Holt, as Whitman, celebrates
the energy, the sprawling expanse, and diversity of America in the mid-19th century.
Whitman's saga includes his early years growing up on Long Island, his
newspaper career, and his encounters with Abraham Lincoln and
Ralph Waldo Emerson--the life experiences that went into the
making of Leaves of Grass.Whitman was the unabashed bard
of our fledgling democracy. He took the creed that
"all men are created equal" and made it sing:
I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me,
as good belongs to you.
ONE-MAN PERFORMANCE

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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 25 2014

Thursday September 25, 2014
6:30 pm
Readers Bookstore
Fort Mason Building C
Fort Mason Center
San Francisco
(415)771-1076

Thursdays at Readers Poetry Series
presents
Nina Serrano and James Tracy
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)
WEEKLY POETRY READING SERIES



Thursday September 25, 2014
7:00 pm
Roxie Theater
3117 16th street
San Francisco
(415)-863-1087

Nippon Nights
"TAMALA 2010 & Wake Up!! TAMALA"
film- TAMALA 2010    Tamala Wake-Up!
NIPPON NIGHTS is a monthly series of Japanese cinema
bridging different genres, styles and generations.

FILMS JAPANESE

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 26 2014

September 26th-28th, 2014
Two Locations:
2425 17th St, SF, CA
744 Alabama St, SF, CA

Opening Reception: Friday Sept 26th 7pm-11pm

ART EXPLOSION STUDIOS
Open Studios: Sat/Sun 12-5pm
Art Explosion Open Studios
Open Studios: Sat/Sun 12-5pm
Art Explosion Studios, the Mission's largest Artist's collective is holding
its annual Fall Open Studios . Come see over 100 artists as they open their
studios to exhibit their work. Painters, sculptures, photographers, fashion
designers and jewelers will be showing so there will be something
for every type of art connoisseur. FREE!
ANNUAL ART EXPLOSION OPEN STUDIOS

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2014

Saturday September 27, 2014
Noon to 4:30 p.m. • Free
2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way,
Civic Center Park
Next to the Berkeley Farmers’ Market, MLK Jr. Way at Center Street,
one block west of downtown Berkeley BART
Berkeley

19th AnnualWatershed Environmental Poetry Festival
Strawberry Creek Walk at 10 am
Watershed logp
Celebrate Writers, Nature & Community
with 100 Thousand Poets for Change, Poetry Flash, and
Ecology Center/Berkeley Farmers' Market
~*~
Stand Up for the Earth with
Pulitzer Prize-winner Kay Ryan (US Poet Laureate , Anne Waldman,
California Poet Laureate emeritus Al Young, Dean Rader,
paleoclimatologist B. Lynn Ingram (The West without Water),
Randall Potts, griot Phavia Kujichagulia with guitarist and percussion,
Dick Bakken, Lucille Lang Day, Tiffany Higgins, Eliot Schain, Sharon Coleman,
John Shoptaw, California Poets in the Schools and Poetry Inside Out K-12 Student Poets, The Barry Finnerty Trio, and much more! Accessible. ASL interpreters
ANNUAL WATERSHED ENVIROMENTAL POETRY FESTIVAL IN BERKELEY



Saturday. September 27, 2014
3:00 -6:00 pm
& Sunday September 28, 2014
1:00 -6:00 pm
Beat Museum
540 Broadway
North Beach
San Francisco

7th Annual Beat Museum Poetry Festival
WORLD OF CHANGE
Jack Kerouac Is Alive and Well!

MCs: David Madagalene & Terry Adams
Gor Yaswen * The Word-Music Continuum
* Margo van Veen * Bill Vartnaw *
Peter Sherburn-Zimmer * Jonah Raskin
* Jeanne Powell * Gwynn O’Gara * Jim Miller * Andrew Mayer
* Clive Matson * Jym Marks * Kirk Lumpkin
* Leah Lubin * Sarah Kobrinsky * Maurine Killough
* Maisha Johnson * Gary Horsman * Q. R. Hand
* Dorsetta Hale * Philip Hackett * Erika Goss
* Ayden Graham * Ed Coletti * Riki Chin *
Kalamu Chache * Sean Casey * Tim Carl
* Bob Booker * Hugh Behm-Steinberg
* David Beckman * Avotcja
* Plus Special Guests To Be Announced!

ANNUAL POETRY FESTIVAL



Saturday, September 27, 2014
6:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church
1187 Franklin at Geary
San Francisco

100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE
A Call for Change from the Revolutionary Poets Brigade,
Poet Laureate Emeritus Jack Hirschman,
Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia,
Hiroshima Survivor Takashi Tanemori
Tony Serra, activist lawyer for human rights,
and poets
Dee Allen, Adrian Arias, Virginia Barrett,
John Curl, Karen Melander-Magoon, Dorothy Payne,
Nina Serrano, Dan Brady, Agneta Falk, Barbara Paschke,
Yolanda Cazalco, Rosemary Manno,

and many others, asking for hope, truth and love to
change a world of violence and brutality to one free of war and hatred.
Peter Maiden, Views of a Wounded World
Nomadic Ground Coffee with Julio Soriano and Thomas Landry
Sponsors: UU Forum; Revolutionary Poets Brigade;
UU’s for Peace and Justice; 99% Coalition
100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE



September 27, 2014
Doors 7:00 pm. Show 7:30 pm sharp!
The Emerald Tablet
80 Fresno St.
San Francisco map

BAY AREA POETRY MARATHON: 100 Thousand Poets for Change
The Emerald Tablet has been happy to host Donna de la Perrière‘s
wonderful series, which each month of the summer has featured a
stellar list of poetry superheroes.
The final show, in conjunction with 100 Thousand Poets for Change
and curated by de la Perrière, includes Dodie Bellamy,
Maxine Chernoff
, Johnny Hernandez, RJ Ingram,
Nomy Lamm
, Lorelei Lee, Ben Mirov, Colin Partch,
Monica Storss
, and Sunnylyn Thibodeaux!
$5 suggested donation.
Nobody turned away for lack of funds.
Delicious complimentary food.
BAY AREA POETRY MARATHON SUMMER SERIES



September 27, 2014
8:00 pm Ends: 10:30 pm
Bird & Beckett Books
653 Chenery St.
bet. Diamond and Castro
San Francisco (map)
(415)586-3733

JAZZ CLUB
The Jazz Club
Michael Parsons Quintet with Terrence Tony - live recording!
Michael is leaving for Paris, vowing to return in 2016!
This may be your lLast chance to catch one of San Francisco's
greatest young bebop pianists at Bird & Beckett before we lose him
to love and the European jazz scene. LIVE RECORDING TONIGHT.
No cover required, but a $10 donation per adult is very
much appreciated.  Students and youngsters
welcometo attend this screening at no charge.
~*~
***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 ♫•* ♫

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014


Sunday September 28, 2014
Bird & Beckett Books
653 Chenery St.
bet. Diamond and Castro
San Francisco (map)
(415)586-3733

2:30 - to 4:00
Walker Talks!
Walker Brents III holds his audience pretty much spellbound
with his wide-ranging investigations into topics literary, mythological
and otherwise — in the past, his subjects have ranged from
William Blake to Bob Dylan, Shakespeare to the Shanameh,
the Kalevala to the story of Layla and Majnun…
WALKER BRENTS lll MONTHY TALK

4:30 pm till 6:30 pm
Johnny Escobedo - El Guajiro!
Cuban guajiros, boleros & son!
♫•* ♫ MUSIC ♫•* ♫

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29 SEPTEMBER 2014 — monday

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
7:00 P.M
City Lights Books
261 Columbus Avenue,
San Francisco
(415)362-8193

Wave Books Party!
Hosted by Matthew Zapruder with Garrett Caples,
Anthony McCann, Hoa Nguyen, Cedar Sigo, & Rachel Zucker
AUTHOR/ BOOK RELEASE

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from spiralling ecstatically this
proud nowhere of earth’s most prodigious night
blossoms a newborn babe:around him,eyes
--gifted with every keener appetite
than mere unmiracle can quite appease—
humbly in their imagined bodies kneel
(over time space doom dream while floats the whole

perhapsless mystery of paradise)

mind without soul may blast some universe
to might have been,and stop ten thousand stars
but not one heartbeat of this child;not shall
even prevail a million questionings
against the silence of his mother’s smile

--whose only secret all creation sings

e.e. cummings

 

  Humanity i love you

Humanity i love you
because you would rather black the boots of
success than enquire whose soul dangles from his
watch-chain which would be embarrassing for both
parties and because you
unflinchingly applaud all
songs containing the words country home and
mother when sung at the old howard
Humanity i love you because
when you're hard up you pawn your
intelligence to buy a drink and when
you're flush pride keeps
you from the pawn shops and
because you are continually committing
nuisances but more
especially in your own house
Humanity i love you because you
are perpetually putting the secret of
life in your pants and forgetting
it's there and sitting down
on it
and because you are
forever making poems in the lap
of death Humanity
i hate you

by e. e. Cummings


 

 

everson

 

seed

Some seed in me, 
Some troublous birth,
Like an awkward awakening,
stirs into life.

Terrible and instinctive
It touches my guts.
I fear and resist it,
Crouch down on my norms, a man's
Patent assurances.

I don't know its nature.
I have no term for it.
I cannot see its shape.
But, there, inscrutable,
Just underground,
Is the long-avoided tatency.

Like the mushrooms in the oak wood,
Where the high-sloped mountain
Benches the sea,
When the faint rains of November
Damp down the duff,
Wakening their spores---
Like them,
Gross, thick and compelling,
What I fear and desire
Pokes up its head.

© William Everson

 

 

soul!

O vast potentiality unprobed!

Be touched! Be opened!

Be moved! Be crushed!

God, witholding being

Just out of grasp,

Do something!

Kiss or kill

But move me!...

I place my hand out.

Lead me!

I stop, thus.

Lead me!

Lead me!

© Brother Antonius

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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

 

Feather Floating on the Water
Feather Floating on the Water anthology~poems for our children
an anthology of contemporary
San Francisco Poets
edited by Virginia Barrett
available from
Small Press Distribution

Love in Action is the community supporting childrens' poetry workshops, and the arts in schools and community centers
A portion of the proceeds from all sales
support poetry workshops in schools
and community centers.

 

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

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

Tony Serra: The Green, Yellow and Purple Years
 

Germs, Viruses and Catechisms: historicowarpoligiouspoemsGerms, Viruses and Catechisms by Ed Coletti
by Ed Coletti
Civil Defense Publications

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

Sidewalk NDN
Kim Shuck
Sidewalk NDN by Kim Shuck
Re-Matriation
Chapbook Series
of Indigenous Poetry

 
The Long Blue Book
by Joan Gelfand


The Long Blue Book
Meanwhile
in San Francisco

book cover
Wendy MacNaughton
illustrated documentarie.
"In the Pink",
Poet A.D. Winans'

In The Pink by A.D. Winans
Snippets by
Bill Berkson

Snippets by Bill Berkson
(Omerta, 2013)


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“The whole human earth was bleeding.
Time, buildings, routes, rain,
erase the constellation of the crime,
the fact is, this small planet
has been covered a thousand times by blood,
war or vengeance, ambush or battle,
people fell, they were devoured,
and later oblivion wiped clean
each square meter: sometimes
a vague, dishonest monument,
other times a clause in bronze,
and still later, conversations, births,
townships, and then oblivion.
What arts we have for extermination
and what science to obliterate memory!
What was bloody is covered with flowers.
Once more, young men, ready yourselves
for another chance to kill, to die again,
and to scatter flowers over the blood.”

Pablo Neruda, from The Sea and the Bells
(2002) Copper Canyon Press

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starONGOING EVENTS        starONGOING MONTHLY READING etc     ~     FREE DAYS~SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUMS     ~     WEB LINKS    


ART

ONGOING

CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
360 Kansas Street -bet 16th and 17th Sts.
San Francisco

Markus Schinwald Exhibition
(September 9 → December 13, 2014)
 painting by Markus Schinwald
an exhibition of new work by
Markus Schinwald.
Free and open to the public.
CCA Wattis Institute visit information
Tuesday - Friday noon - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday noon - 5:00 p.m.
The galleries are fully wheelchair accessible.
ART EXHIBITION
~*~

 

ONGOING

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
~*~

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

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.
ART EXHIBITION
~*~*~*~

 

GALLERIES

The Emerald Tablet
80 Fresno Street
San Francisco map
415-500-2323

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

Live Worms Gallery
1345 Grant Avenue
San Francisco
415.307.1222

111 Minna Gallery
111 Minna Street
San Francisco

MIRUS GALLERY
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

Cordon-Potts Gallery
49 Geary Street
Suite 410
San Francisco
(415) 781-0110
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FILM


CURRENT CALENDARS
BALBOA THEATRE ~ VOGUE THEATRE   CASTRO THEATRE ~   ROXIE Theatre ~  FOUR STAR    PRESIDIO  
Embarcadero Center Cinema
    MARINA- CLAY THEATRE ~ OPERA PLAZA CINEMA -  ODDBALL FILMS  
SAN FRANCISCO FILM SOCIETY    CINEMALIT experimental films  ~  SAN FRANCISCO MEDIA ARCHIVE
moviewatchers
Please give your SUPPORT to our independent movie houses. ~nicole, sfheart

  ODDBALL FILMS
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 @oddballfilm.com 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!)
♥~*~♥

ROXIE THEATRE
3117 16th Street
San Francisco
See the Roxie Theater Calendar
♥~*~♥

Showing thrrough September 11, 2014
Opera Plaza Cinema
601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
(415)771-0183

LE CHEF
Film - LE CHEF
All's fair in love and war, especially when the battles are dangerously delicious
and terribly tantalizing!
Official Web Site


Embarcadero Center Cinema
Through September 18, 2014

LOVE IS STRANGE
Film - Love is Strange
Love Is Strange
depicts the delicate nature of any two people trying to build a long life together, and the possibility for love to grow deeper and richer with time.
Official Web Site
~*~

Fri. Tues.5 through - Thur. 11,2014
(1:00 matinee), 4:00 pm , 7:00 pm
Balboa Theater
3630 Balboa St.
(between 37th-38th Ave)
(415) 221-8184
♥~*~♥

Through September 18, 2014
Embarcadero Center Cinema
1 Embarcadero Center
Promenade Level
San Francisco

BOYHOOD
Film - Boyhood
writer/director Richard Linklater
(director and co-writer of Before Midnight)
.Official Web Site
FILM-AMERICAN
♥~*~♥
also showing at the
Embarcadero Center Cinema
Through September 18, 2014

A MOST WANTED MAN(R)
directed by Anton Corbijn (The American)
Film-A Most Wanted Man
Willem Dafoe, Rachel McAdams, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Based on the bestselling novel by John le Carré - OFFICAL SITE/ TRAILER
[Handicap Accessible]
♥~*~♥



PFA Theater Location

2575 Bancroft Way
Between College and Telegraph
Berkeley
Box Office Hours / MAP / Parking

EYES WIDE
moviewatchers
(September 4 - October 31)
Kubrick Fiim Series
This complete Kubrick retrospective begins with his first feature,
1953’s Fear and Desire, an existentialist exercise in the futility
of war, and ends with Eyes Wide Shut, an absurdist exercise
in thedepths of the erotic, released after his death in 1999.
These thirteen films, made over span of forty-six
years, reveal the ever-curious, pessimistic , and
meticulous mind of one our great directors.
Box Office Hours Directions / Parking
KUBRICK EYES OPEN SERIES
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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
826 VALENCIA
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 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.

 



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 ONGONG MONTHLY

~ READING etc.   RADIO ONLINE ~ SUPPORT  SAN FRANCISCO  POETS  AND  NEIGHBORHOOD  POETRY READINGS.~


***RADIO ONLINE***©
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
KPOO-FM 89.5FM
La Veda Musical/The Musical Truth
playing the best of African, Caribbean, Jazz, Bomba, Plena & Latin dance.

~*~

Friday 3pm- 6pm
Diamond Dave Whitaker's
COMMON THREAD COLLECTIVE
OPEN MIC with co-host Global Val Ibarra broadcasting live from Mutiny Radio at 2781 21st St. (@Florida St.)
in San Francisco.
www.MutinyRadio.fm
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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 & kpfa.org, Monday 1-2pm -
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radiOM ~ archived audio recordings
from KPFA-FM radio in Berkeley
(1949-1995)***
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Sundays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
POET AS RADIO~ weekly program on
KUSF In Exile, @ www.savekusf.org.
hosted by San Francisco writers,
Nicholas Leaskou, Jay Thomas and Delia Tramontina.
Links to all our archived shows, can be found at poetasradio.blogspot.com You can
also find our podcasts by going to ITUNES and searching for
‘Poet as Radio.
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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

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

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 - creative1@creativeideasforyou.com -
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
Every Friday ~3pm- 6pm ~ Diamond Dave Whitaker's -
COMMON THREAD COLLECTIVE OPEN MIC
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 ~
THE MUSIC OF THE WORD / (LA PALABRA MUSICAL) SERIES
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.

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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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      Poets: Here Now and There Then, Beats and Otherwise, Artist Friends, Odds and Ends
 Poets
 Virginia Barrett
 Jennifer Barone
 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
  Ferlinghetti
 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
 YOUKNOWOMSAYIN
 devorah major
 David Meltzer
 A Tribute to David Meltzer
 THE ART / THE VEIL:Meltzer
 HD MOE
 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
 Krishnamurti
 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
THE GREAT BEAT GROUP PHOTO
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
Video
Agneta Falk creating Blue
JAMES CHA
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
*UBUWEB*
*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.
ODDS & ENDS
BayTaper.com
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 sfheart.com
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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