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2014 is the 17th Anniversary of and the 8th year of the
San Francisco Art and Poetry Calendar

April 10–27, 2014
Yerba Buena Center for the Art
Screening Room
701 Mission Street
750 Folsom St
San Francisco

starHuman Right Festival~San Francisco
Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights.
General Admission $10.

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

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

*Atlas Cafe
3049 20th St.
San Francisco
(415) 648-1047

* Beat Museum
540 Broadway
North Beach
San Francisco

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

*The Book Club of California
312 Sutter Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco

1644 Haight St.
San Francisco

*Canessa Gallery
708 Montgomery Street
San Francisco

Center for New Music
55 Taylor Street
San Francisco
(415) 275-2466

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

*Folio Books
3957 24th Street,
San Francisco

Grant's Tomb Gallery
50A Brannon Place
near corner Union St /Grant Ave.
San Francisco

The Green Arcade
1680 Market Street @Gough
San Francisco

Green Apple Books
506 Clement St,
San Francisco

641 Green Street
San Francisco

Italian Cultural Institute
814 Montgomery St.
San Francisco

Keane's 3300 Club
3300 Mission Street
San Francisco

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

The Legion of Honor
Lincoln Park
100 34th Ave S. F.
San Francisco

Live Worms Gallery
1345 Grant Avenue
San Francisco

Mechanics Institute Library
57 Post St.
San Francisco

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

*Modern Times Bookstore Collective
2919 24th St
(bet Florida & Alabama)
San Francisco

*The Nourse Theater
275 Hayes Street
(between Van Ness & Franklin)
San Francisco

Ruth's Table
580 Capp Street, @ 21st Street
San Francisco

San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco

*San Francisco Center for the Book
375 Rhode Island St.
San Francisco

*SF Camerawork Gallery
1011 Market St., 2nd floor
San Francisco

*SFJAZZ Center
205 Franklin,
San Francisco

*SF Live Arts at Cyprian's
2097 Turk Street
San Francisco

*San Francisco Main Library
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco

Park Branch Library
1833 Page St. (downstairs)
bet. Cole and Shrader
San Francisco

Sparring With Beatnik Ghosts


Galería de la Raza/Studio 24
2857 24th St (at Bryant)
San Francisco

"Paper and Blade:
Storytelling under the Knife"

"Paper and Blade Art E
Sat., April 12, 2014 - Sun., May 25, 2014
View the new works by four
diverse paper cut artists

Saturday, April 5, 2014
540 Howard Street
San Francisco

Les Cages ~ A Fractured Gaze
by Sandra Chevier

Les Cages ~ A Fractured Gaze
New works on paper and canvas
on view April 5th to May 10th, 20, 2014
Gallery Hours ~Tues. – Sat. 10-6

A Woman’s Eye Gallery

678 Portola Drive
San Francisco

Inspired by Nature
Fine Art by Deborah Hall

(April 5 through 27, 2014)
Deborah  HallL painting
Gallery Hours: Saturday and Sunday,
Noon - 5 pm

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
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


April 18, 1925   ~ January 12, 1986)   

RESPONSE  for Eileen

Sleep, little one, sleep for me,
Sleep the deep sleep of love.
You are loved, awake or dreaming,
You are loved.

Dancing winds will sing for you,
Ancient gods will pray for you,
A poor lost poet will love you,
As stars appear
in the dark skies

Bob Kaufman

Celestial Hobo

For every remembered dream
There are twenty nighttime lifetimes.
Under multiplied arcs of sleep
Zombie existences become Existence.
In night's warped rectangles
Stormy bathtubs of wavy sex
Come hotly drawn.
Everyday, confused in desperate poses,
Loses its hue, to Dada prodigies to black
There never was a night that ended
Or began.

Bob Kaufman

Afterwards, They Shall Dance
by Bob Kaufman

San Francisco Peace March
Allen Cohen w/ Nicole Savage,Butterfly Man
San Francisco Peace March
(photo) Feb.16, 2003
"..every moment is a peace march."
~ Allen Cohen

M00N ECLIPSE MAY 24, 1975

Blood Moon

The moon is dead -
        it was killed tonight
                 by the sting of Scorpio.

People laughed and even made love
        told stories and bad jokes
                and sang on the hill.

While watching
        the dull red outline
                 Of the moon glow.

Stars appeared
        that were long lost
                 In the moon's silvery light.

David, the astronomer and orgiast,
        named every star in the sky
                    standing on tiptoe and pointing.

Tribal people, not long ago,
        feared the world’s end
                   when moon or sun disappeared,

But our eclipses are entertainments
        though the ocean
                   Is roaring in anger.

Darkness for over an hour-
        perhaps the moon
                   really is dead

Never to be reborn
        flaming and full
                 in Sagittarius.

Tides will never rise again.
        Women won’t ovulate regularly.
                     except by electric bulb.

I will need flashlights
        to walk through
                   the darkened woods.

We will need nuclear power plants
        every hundred miles
                     to light the nights.

Who ever put
        that big rock
                   in the sky anyway?

Coyotes will never gather and howl again.
Lunatics will be quiet and docile.
Lovers will park under street lamps
And throw dimes into meters for each kiss.
God! P.G.E. stocks are sky high
And my lover had cramps in her ovaries.
If the moon dies night won't be worth living.
Don't die moon ! Come back and light my dream.

A little bit of light appearing _
        singers and violins
                  sarcastic jokes and simulated howls.

I want you moon
        full, flaming, silvery, reflective,
              queen of night- I want to see your phases.

A red ball in a vertical crescent-
        meteors flashing around you
                   saluting your return.

I love you, moon !
        light my night paths and
                keep chasing the sun around the world.

© Copyright by Allen Cohen 1975


Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St
San Francisco

Yoga The Art of Transformation
Yoga The Art of Transformation
on view through May 25, 2014
Breathe deeply, and get ready for the world’s first major art exhibition about yoga.

April 4 - May 17, 2014
Painting by Rex Ray
Gallery 16 ~ 501 Third Street ~ San Francisco

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


April 1, 1841 ~ Brook Farm, history's most famous utopian community, is founded near West Roxbury, Massachusetts. The community was a refuge for dozens of transcendentalists, including Ralph Waldo Emerson & Nathaniel Hawthorne
Brook Farm
(wikipedia) - Communes

April 2, 1960 ~ During this month, while drunk, Beatster Jack Kerouac falls & injures his elbow in New York's Penn Station. Still later, in May, while drunk in the Bowery, he falls again & injures his head; Kerouac experiences first bout of delirium tremens.

On April 19, 2003 ~ Baker Beach
Make Love Not War
Over a hundred people gathered to spell out Make Love Not War in protest against the Iraq War. Sponsored by SF Heart ~ financed with Drama Dollars/Cosmic Cash.

 Silent Spring by Rachel Carson April 13, 1962 ~ Rachel Carson's book indicting the pesticide industry, Silent Spring, is published. Two years later on April 13, 1964, American ecology writer Rachel Carson falls silent in
Silver Spring, Maryland.

"The beauty of the living world I was trying
to save has always been uppermost in my mind — that, & anger at the senseless, brutish things that were being done. "...Rachel Carson

April 13, 1967
Show: Joyful Alternative posterShow: Joyful Alternative
Kenneth Patchen
Lew Welch
Lenore Kandel
@California Hall
Poster Artist:
John H. Myers

April 15, 1967
Vietnam War protest as 100,000 people marched from Second and Market to
Kezar Stadium at Golden Gate Park. Vietnam veteran David Duncan gave
the keynote speech.

April 15, 1967
Spring Mobilization posterSpring Mobilization
City of San Francisco

April 20, 2002
Some 20,000 people marched in San Francisco in opposition to US policy in the Middle East.

April 26, 1967
handbill Show Video Sutra II
Andy Warhol

Michael McClure
Grateful Dead
@ KQED(San Francisco


April 1, 1949 ~ Gill Scott-Heron
Gill Scott-Heron Mr. Scott-Heron’s was born in Chicago and reared in Tennessee and New York.
“Revolution” established Mr. Scott-Heron as a rising star of the black cultural left. Its cool, biting ridicule of a nation anaesthetized by mass media resonated with the socially disaffected campus activists, media theorists, coffeehouse poets — for four decades.
The Revolution will not be Televised video

April 2, 1891 –Max Ernst, German Max Ernstpainter,.sculptor, graphic artist, and poet. his 85th birthday) He was one one of the major figures of Dada and Surrealism. Ernst studied philosophy and psychology at Bonn University, but he became fascinated by the art of psychotics (he visited the insane as part of his studies) and neglected academic work for painting.
Max Ernst slideshow of paintings

April 2, 1945 ~ born Anne Waldman in Anne WaldmanMillville, New Jersey.
Anne Waldman & Ginsberg worked together to create a poetry school, the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, at Trungpa's Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado. She is the author of more than 40 books of poetry and poetics.

Herb CaenApril 3, 1916 ~ San Francisco's favorite newspaper columnist
Herb Cain was born in Sacramento, California. On April 9, 1996, Herb Caen won a special Pulitzer Prize for his continuing contribution as a voice and conscience of the city. When he died February 1, 1997 in San Francisco,his funeral was one of the best-attended events in recent city history.    Enjoy a stroll down Memory Lane with the Herb Cain Archives.

April 4, 1928 ~ born in St. Louis, Missouri, Maya Angelou, /poet, journalist, an actor of screen and stage, a director, a civil rights activist, a Pulitzer Prize nominee and a professor..Maya Angelou (wikipedia)

April 5, 1906 born, Lord BuckleyHipster, flipster musician Lord Buckley in Stockton, California.
It's all so very alive and jumpin' and in the pauses one can hear the atoms exploding out there in the Milky Way where the grass comes up every once in ten billion years and there are no moth balls or frigidaires, no box office receipts, no railroads,  no crucifixions rosy or otherwise ... It is all very far out, your Lordship. ... Henry Miller

April 6, 1931 ~ Richard Alpert (Ram Dass) born in Massachusetts.

William WordsworthApril 7,1770 -April 23, 1850 ~ born, William Wordsworth, major English Romantic poet who helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature. 
poems online and
Wordsworth (wikipedia)
Surprised by Joy

The stars of midnight shall be dear
To her; and she shall lean her ear
In many a secret place
Where rivulets dance their wayward round,
And beauty born of murmuring sound
Shall pass into her face.
Three years she grew in Sun and Shower
~William Wordsworth~

Billie HolidayApril 7, 1915~ Eleanora Fagan, born to become Billie Holiday (wikipedia);
God Bless the Child (video)


April. 8. 563 BC ~ born in Kapalivastu, India, Gautama Siddhartha, (Buddha) spiritual teacher who founded Buddhism.

The thought manifests as the word;
The word manifests as the deed;
The deed develops into habit;
And habit hardens into character;
So watch the thought and its ways with care,
And let it spring from love
Born out of concern for all beings…
As the shadow follows the body,
As we think, so we become.
~ Buddha

April 9, 1821~ born, Charles-Pierre Baudelaire in Paris, France
Charles Baudelaire's Fleurs du Mal
Traveling Bohemians

April 14, 1999
Sam Provenzano, abstract expressionist painter, died at age 75.
He coined the term SoMa for the South of Market area and sketched scenes of the North Beach and SoMa neighborhood's.

April 15, 1452 ~ Leonardo da Vinci. was born on this day.. Leonardo Leonardo da Vincide Vinci was an Italian polymath, being a scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and writer. He has often been described  as the archetype of the renaissance man.
Timeline for Leonardo da Vinci

Anatole FranceApril 16, 1844, born, Anatole France, poet, journalist, and novelist in Paris. Anatole France was considered in his day the ideal French man of letters.
On May 31. 1922, France's entire works were put on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum (Prohibited Books Index) of the Roman Catholic Church. He regarded this as a "distinction" This Index was abolished in 1966. Anatole France books can be read online at Project Gutenberg.

"The law, in its majestic equality, forbids
the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread."
~ Anatole France

Tristan TzaraApril 16, 1896, born Tristan Tzara, poet and essayist who lived for most of his life in France was born in Moinesti, Bacău, Romania. Known mainly as a founder of Dada, he wrote the first Dada texts.
Tristan Tzara Works in Dada era publications from the Dada Archive   "The Holy Words of Tristan Tzara"by Jerome Rothenberg
Tristen Biography, DADAism & Poetry

April 17, 1790~ Benjamin Franklin,printer, scientist, writer, inventor, revolutionist, died on this day age 84. among his myriad accomplishments
he also played the violin, the harp, and the guitar and invented a improved version of the glass harmonica.
Franklin signed both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
It was Benjamin Franklin who created the first Public Library and the first volunteer firefighting companies in America as well as starting the first University and the Public Library.  Benjamin Franklin's Thirteen Virtues

April 18, 1925

Bob Kaufman ~born, poet Bob Kaufman in New Orleans, La.
In 1959, along with poets John Kelly, A. D. Winans, and William Margolis, he was a
founder of Beatitude magazine An excellent biography of Bob Kaufman by A.D. Winans who is also one of the founders of the original Beatitude Magazine.
(photo: Kaufman 1985 @ Jean Carlisle)
The Funeral of Bob Kaufman by Allen Cohen

Joan MiróApril 20, 1893 -- born, the great Catalan artist, sculptor, prolific printmaker, and bon-vivant, Joan Micro in the family apartment, Barcelona, Spain.

April 20, 121 ~ born, Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD, Roman Emperor, Stoic, author of Meditations of Writings to Himself in twelve books. First printing appeared in English in 1634.

April 23, 1941 ~ April 30, 2004
Allen Cohenpoet Allen Cohen was born in Brooklyn, New York, and moved to San Francisco in the early '60's. With his gifts of a visionary mind, a compassionate heart and the sincere belief that Peace, Love and Justice could be achieved through organized non violent effort rather than violent confrontation and armed only with his pen and his words, Allen Cohen was an inspiration to his generation. Allen Cohen died April 30, 2004, at the age of 64.
Please visit for more information about his work and wonderful photos, media and more generously shared by Ann Cohen.

April 23, 1564 ~ born, William Shakespeare

"Doubt that the stars are fire, doubt that the sun doth move, doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt I love." ...Hamlet, William Shakespeare

Do you have favorites? Here's a few of mine. nicole, sfheart

April 24, 1908 ~ born, George Oppen in
New Rochelle, New York. Oppen was
named one of "Four Major American Poets" at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1973. (1908-1984)

Happy Birthday —Duke Ellington (Edward Kennedy): American songwriter and bandleader; April 29, 1899.

April 29, 1947~ born, Poet Yusef Komunyakaa (African-American of Trinidadian heritage)


April 5, 1208 ~ Quetzalcoatl, Feathered-Serpent deity of ancient Mesoamerica, one of the main gods of many Mexican and northern Central American civilizations, Toltec king, priest, astronomer & culture-hero, dies; he reduced Mayan calendar & appendices to a system of signs & ideographs which fitted all languages equally.
 Quetzalcoatl Timeline  quetzalcoatl

April. 5, 1997
beat poet, Allen Ginsberg died on this day in his East Village loft in New York City, succumbing to liver cancer via complications of hepatitis.
With the exception of a special guest reading at the NYU Poetry Slam on February 20, 1997, Ginsberg gave what is thought to be his last reading at The Booksmith in San Francisco December 16, 1996. He was 70 years old and had continued to write through his final illness, with his last poem, "Things I'll Not Do (Nostalgias)", written on March 30. Allen Ginsberg - Life, Controversial political activism, Career, Popular culture

April 5, 2003 ~ Kirby Doyle (70), San Francisco Beat poet and writer, died in Laguna Honda in San Francisco.
Remembrances of Kirby Doyle  by McClure, Peter Coyote, Tisa Walden, Philomene Longand John Thomas, and Claude Hayward
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)
obituary, & announcement of memorial reading(S F Chronicle

April 11, Poet, surrealist, libertarian, Jacques Prévert (1900-1977) died on this day. . He worshiped freedom & glorified the spirit of rebellion & revolt. Participated with the surrealists, but refused to join the Communist Party with Andre Breton, whom he made fun of in "Mort d'un monsieur."

April 11, 2007 ~ Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., satirist and tragedian whose stock-in-trade is the behavior of idiots everywhere — crossed over the edge on this day at age  84 in New York, N.Y. in Indianapolis.
Official Website of Kurt Vonnegut  
wholly unauthorized Kurt Vonnegut

April 12, 1989
Abbie HoffmanAbbie Hoffman, Yippie peace activist of the 60's, dies at 52. Commits suicide. A Chicago Seven radical who founded the Yippie movement. In 1967, Hoffman tossed dollar bills onto the floor of the American Stock Exchange to disrupt business. It worked. Near-riot in the mad $cramble for free buckaroonies. Since that incident, the stock exchange gallery has been enclosed the with bulletproof glass.

April 13, 1986 ~ French author and philosopher/feminist Simone de Beauvoir Simone de Beauvoir died on this day of pneumonia in Paris, aged 78. Born and educated in Paris, Simone de Beauvoir knew by the age of 15 that she would be a famous writer and she was one of first women permitted to complete study program at the École Normale Supérieure. She had a lifelong friendship with Sartre . Simone de Beauvoir was buried next to Sartre at the Cimetière du Montparnasse in Paris.
Simone de Beauvoir  (wikipedia)

IRA COHEN departed this eathly llife. Many artists have been greatly influenced by  Ira Cohen, world traveler, multi media artist, poet, photographer, filmmaker, and President of The Akashic Record.His literary archive now resides at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
 Feb. 3, 1935 – April 25, 2011 
see the  Ira Cohen collection at
Ira Cohen - interview (video) 02-08-99)

April 30, 1966
Folk singer/novelist Richard Fariña is
killed in a motorcycle accident after a promotional party in Carmel, two days after the publication of his book Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me

Literary City

Bay Area Literary Map
From noted local passages to
bookstores to Bay Area authors,
this map has it all.


Coming Soon

Lines on the Horizon: Native American Art
from the collection of the Thomas W. Weisel Family.
Lines on the Horizon: Native American Art
May 3, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Spanning more than 1,000 years of artistic creativity, the exhibition will focus on the indigenous arts of the American Southwest.


Through April 20th, 2014
10 AM-6 PM
Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion
San Francisco

4th Annual Spring Book Sale
All proceeds benefit the San Francisco Public Library’s
education programs that promote literacy
for children, teens and adults.

Friday, April 18, 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

Friday, April 18, 2014
6:00 pm
de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco

Friday Nights at the de Young:
Presents Feathers & Fedoras:
Georgia O'Keeffe Petunias
7:00 pm ~ Guest Lecture:
"More Than Meets the Eye: Language in the Visual Arts," by Leslie Ross

Friday April 18, 2014
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
Gallery, 2nd floor
2868 Mission Street
San Francisco (map)

Poetry Reading / Closing Reception
for "Sólo Mujeres Show": HOME / inside out"
an interdisciplinary exhibit
Rennea Coutteny and Nina Serrano
Opening the night are poets Nina Serrano,
Adriana Camarena, , and Susana Aragon will be
reminding us of the beauty of words. The Open mic will be
optional for folks who would like to share their poetry as well.
Open Mic ~ $5 General Admission

HOME / inside out" 27th annual"Sólo Mujeres Show
(March 12, 2014 - April 18, 2014)
HOME / inside out" Art Exhibition
 27 women artists -
Viewing hours: Tues. to Sat. 10 am to 5 pm

Poetry Reading / Closing Reception

Friday April 18, 2014
7:00 pm
Beat Museum
540 Broadway
North Beach
San Francisco

An evening featuring the life and poetry of Bob Kaufman,
with Poet & Biographer Neeli Cherkovski,
reading from “Elegy to Bob Kaufman.”



April 19-20, 2014
The 2014 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival
All are welcome to join in the festivities
as we celebrate Japanese and Japanese
American culture in San Francisco’s Japantown!

Saturday April 19, 2014
Code and Canvas
151 Potrero Ave. @ 15th Street.
San Francisco

San Francisco Bay Area Artist Marlene Aron,
invites her friends and fans and all art lovers to come
and visit her and her work in her brand new studio.
Great location! Other galleries close by
and easy parking on a Saturday.
Marlene Aron@ArtSlant
Code And Canvas Unites SF Startups And Artists

Saturday April 19, 2014
7:00 pm
Modern Times Bookstore Collective
2919 24th Street
San Francisco

Bluegrass, Jazz & Folk for Modern Times
Beauty Operators
String Band Masters of the Obvious
Julie Dillon of Mama Elephant
Please support our Local musicians Love in Action Benefit for Modern Times BooksLocal musicians unite to save Modern Times.
Groundbreaking, down-to-earth, inspired.
Enjoy the fun sounds & support a worthy cause!
$20-$50 suggested; no one turned away for lack of funds

Saturday April 19, 2014
Green Apple Books
506 Clement St,
San Francisco

Beyond Folly Book Reading/Signing
San Francisco born Emil DeAndreis reads
from his debut book Beyond Folly,
Beyond Folly by Emil DeAndreis
Beyond Folly is a farcical collection of stories about a substitute teacher
in San Francisco public schools. Emil is a twenty-eight year old
San Francisco native. He is currently a substitute teacher,
high school baseball coach, and MFA student
at San Francisco State University.

Saturday April 19, 2014
8:00 -8:45 pm
Folk & Fine Art Gallery
1861-A Solano Ave.
[in the small alleyway just above Pegasus Books)
Berkeley, Ca
(510) 900-259

Alta Solano LIT OUT LOUD Series
The Activist Poetry Tradition
An exciting new reading series celebrating
good writing, intellect & artistic community.
featuring  Fred Ostrander & John Hart,
and the Bay Area's Activist Tradition.
Hosted by Jannie Dresseer
$5.-$10. sliding scale
70% to the featured reader and 3% to support our venue





Monday April 21, 2014
7:00 pm
Bird & Beckett Books
653 Chenery St.
bet. Diamond and Castro
San Francisco
(415) 586-3733

followed by an open mic
hosted by Jerry Ferraz
First and third Monday of the month.



~ Earth Day ~

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Joe DiMaggio Playground Clubhouse
661 Lombard Street
San Francisco

*The North Beach Poetry Series
Steven Gray   eter Sherburn Zimmer
hosted by Robert Carlton
See you there!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
7:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
261 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco

Sixteen Rivers Press Poetry Reading
with Beverly Burch, How a Mirage Works,
and Murray Silverstein, Master of Leaves
Published by Harvard University Press



Wednesday April 23, 2014
7 pm sign up, readings until 950 pm
Sacred Grounds Café
2095 Hayes @ Cole
San Francisco

(1935 ~ March 18, 2014)
An open mic reading in loving memory
and Celebration of his life and work
Members of his family will be present.
You are invited to share poems and memories of Don.

Tuesday, April 23, 2014
7:00 pm
The Green Arcade
1680 Market Street @Gough
San Francisco
(415) 431-6800

Susie Hara launches her new noir Finder of Lost Objects
Published by Ithuriel’s Spear

Wed, April 23, 2014
8:00 pm
The Lost Church
65 Capp St.16th / Mission)
San Francisco

Word Performances is a reading series of poetry, prose,
comedy, fiction and memoir where words are the lead and,
dance is featured, and music makes a cameo.
Produced and Curated by Cybele Zufolo Siegel & Todd Siegel
Featuring Tina D'Elia, John Panzer, Ginger Murray, Tomas Moniz,
JonSiegel, Brynn Saito, Todd Siegel, Cybele Zufolo Siegel

and special musical guest The Mark Growden Trio!
Performers bios
Tickets are $15 ~Buy in advance to guarantee entry.

Wednesday, April 23, 1014
6:30 pm doors, 7 pm show
The Emerald Tablet
80 Fresno St.
San Francisco map

AN ITALIAN-SAN FRANCISCO: poetry celebration
A special evening of poetry from the
Italian and San Francisco poets in Italian!
Featured poets will include Mahnaz Badihian, Neeli Cherkovski,
Giada Diano, Agenta Falk,  Jack Hirschman, Alejandro Murguia,
and George Scrivani. 
FREE. Delicious complimentary food. Drinks by donation.



57th San Francisco International Film Festival
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - Thursday, May 08, 2014
San Francisco International Film Festival
The San Francisco International Film Festival returns for two lively weeks
The Festival showcases cinematic innovation and presents
marquee premieres. The program features 200 films
and events of international and local distinction!

Thursday, April 24, 2014
5:30 pm ~ 8:00 pm
City Hall in the North Light Court
Poems Under the Dome
An open mic celebration of National Poetry Month.
San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía
Will Read the First Poem!
The event is FREE and open to the PUBLIC

Thursday, April 24, 2014
6:00 pm ~ 9:00 pm
The Emerald Tablet
80 Fresno St
San Francisco (map)

Artist Reception ~ April 24 ~ 6:00 pm -9:30pm

Nicholas Coley: New California Impressionism
Baker Beach
The vibrant oil paintings of Nicholas Coley are painted on location
in the San Francisco Bay area ‘en plein aire’,  playing brilliant color
against the iconic shapes of cypress trees, hills and coastline.

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

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

Thursday April 24, 2014
7:00 pm
Bird & Beckett Books
653 Chenery St.
bet. Diamond and Castro
San Francisco
(415) 586-3733

Ryan Gallagher & Sunnylyn Thibodeax
new books from Bootstrap Productions

Thursday, April 24, 2014
7:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
261 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco

An evening with Tony Serra
Tony Serra: The Green, Yellow and Purple Years
celebrating the release of
Tony Serra: The Green, Yellow and Purple Years
in the Life of a Radical Lawyer

from Grizzly Peak Press



FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014
8:00 pm
Old First Concerts
1751 Sacramento Street
San Francisco,

One Art Ensemble 
presents In Her Words
Ann Moss, soprano; Alexa Beattie, viola; Hillary Nordwell, piano
One Art Ensemble 
With In Her Words, One Art Ensemble highlights
the poetry and music of 20th century women,
offering an evening of varied and unique repertoire that
displays a merging of art song and chamber music genres.
TICKETS $17.00 General $14.00 Seniors (65 and older)
$5.00 Full Time Students (Children 12 and under are free)

Friday, April 25, 2014
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Book Club of California
312 Sutter Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco

Something Wild!
Randolph Caldecott to Maurice Sendak and Beyond.
An Illustrated Talk by Leonard Marcus.
A question-and-answer period and book signing to follow.

Friday April 25, 2014
6:00 pm at THE I HOTEL
868 Kearny @ Jackson Streets
San Francisco


with San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia, Ginny Lin, Jack Hirschman, Nancy Hom, , PoPoets of Poor Magazine, Pete Yamamoto,
Lou SyquiaL, AVOTCJA and many others.
$5. Donation -no one turned away for lack of funds
Wheel Chair accessible

Friday, April 25, 2014
Doors 6:45 pm - Show 7:30 pm
The Emerald Tablet
80 Fresno St
San Francisco (map

The 13th installment of UNDER THE INFLUENCE
co-created with and hosted by Quiet Lightning‘s Evan Karp
$5 suggested donation. Nobody turned away for lack of funds.
Delicious complimentary food. Drinks by donation.



Saturday, April 26, 2014
7:30 pm
3rd Floor McRoskey Mattress Factory,
1687 Market St.
San Francisco

The Poetry Center at SF State celebrates
the 40th anniversary of Kelsey Street Press
with a reading by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge and Susan Gervitz.
Berkeley-based Kelsey Street Press was founded in 1974
to address the marginalization of women writers
by small press and mainstream publishers.



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

2:00 ~ 4:00 pm
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…
4:30 pm & 6:30 pm (2 sets)
Which way west?
NilssonFest 2014 - A Celebration of the Music of Harry Nilsson
Joshua Raoul Brody & Christopher Gray gather a troupe of improvisational talents to revel in the songs of the
great pop songwriter Harry Nilsson
$10 per adult suggested donation; children free.
No one turned away for lack of funds!

Sunday, April 27, 2014
4:00 - 6:00pm
Jazz Heritage Center Theater
1330 Fillmore Street (off the lobby of Yoshi's)
San Francisco

Featuring dance pioneer Ruth Beckford
Join jazz historian and JAZZ 91.1 radio personality Sonny Buxton
as he talks with dancer/choreographer Ruth Beckford, Oakland's
grand dame of dance who started dancing at 3 and was touring with
the legendary Katherine Dunham by the time she was 18.
$15 at the door - Limited Seating, Reserve Now!

Sunday April 27 , 2014
Artists' Television Access
doors open 5:00 reading 5:30
992 Valencia Street
San Francisco

Small Press Traffic presents
Poets Lisa Robertson and Jeff Derksen
reading from new and selected work,
Lisa Robertson and Jeff Derksen
hosted by former SPT Director and writer Dodie Bellamy,
$7-$10 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds,



Monday Apri1 28, 2014
7:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
261 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco

City Lights in conjunction with Zyzzyva present
an evening of poetry, hosted by Oscar Villalon,
managing editor at Zyzzyva.
Celebrating the release of Tess Taylor's new poetry collection
The Forage House from Red Hen Press.



Tuesday, April 29, 2014,
7:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
261 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco

Left Curve Night at City Lights
celebrating Issue No. 38 with
presentations by numerous contributors



Wednesday, April 30
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bay Area Video Coalition
2727 Mariposa Street, 2nd Floor,
San Francisco

Kurt Klipshultz, and Tom Stolmar
will be the featured poets with Clara Hsu and John Rhodes.
Stephen Kopel has invited the feature Margot Rudell to read for youtube. Stephen Kopel will also host a open mic for others would like to particapate..

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
7:00 pm
The Emerald Tablet
80 Fresno St
San Francisco (map

The Emerald Tablet, in conjunction with City Lights,
presents a special evening with
Yanonami Shaman Davi Kopenawa!
He will be discussing his new book
The Falling Sky: Words of a Yanomami Shaman
The Falling Sky: Words of a Yanomami Shaman
(Harvard University/Belknap Press).
The Falling Sky is a remarkable first-person account of the life story and cosmo-ecological thought of Davi Kopenawa, shaman and
spokesman for the Yanomami of the Brazilian Amazon.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
7:00 pm
Mechanics Institute Library
57 Post St.
San Francisco

Leonard Cohen Love Fest
I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen by Sylvie Simmons
Leonard Cohen Love Fest featuring the Conspiracy of Beards,
San Francisco’s all-male choral ensemble singing the songs
of Leonard Cohen, plus Sylvie Simmons, author of
I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen.
Members $10 ~ Friends of Conspiracy of Beards $10 ~ Public $20.

Wednesday April 30, 2014
Area 5 on the 5th floor
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission St
Bet. 10th and 11th
San Francisco

Open mic series with host Elliot Weiss
All Artists are welcome. It’s Free Open to the Public
Sign up starts at 6:15, Open begins at 6:30 ends 7:45
5-7 minute time limit ~ Bring Pic Id to Enter Building
Rsvp and or for more info please email
Phone (415 )575 6101 or 6100


Traveling Bohemians

The prophetic tribe of the ardent eyes
Yesterday they took the road, holding their babies
On their backs, delivering to fierce appetites
The always ready treasure of pendulous breasts.

The men stick their feet out, waving their guns
Alongside the caravan where they tremble together,
Scanning the sky their eyes are weighted down
In mourning for absent chimeras.

At the bottom of his sandy retreat, a cricket
Watched passing, redoubles his song,
Cybele, who loves, adds more flower,

Makes fountains out of rock and blossoms from desert
Opening up before these travelers in a yawn—
A familiar empire, the inscrutable future.

Translated by William A. Sigler



At my side the Demon writhes forever,
Swimming around me like impalpable air;
As I breathe, he burns my lungs like fever
And fills me with an eternal guilty desire.

Knowing my love of Art, he snares my senses,
Appearing in woman's most seductive forms,
And, under the sneak's plausible pretenses,
Lips grow accustomed to his lewd love-charms.

He leads me thus, far from the sight of God,
Panting and broken with fatigue into
The wilderness of Ennui, deserted and broad,

And into my bewildered eyes he throws
Visions of festering wounds and filthy clothes,
And all Destruction's bloody retinue.


Afterwards, They Shall Dance

In the city of St. Francis they have taken down the statue of
......... St. Francis,
And the hummingbirds all fly forward to protest, humming
......... feather poems.
Bodenheim denounced everyone and wrote, Bodenheim had
.... .... no sweet marijuana dreams,
Patriotic muscateleer, did not die seriously, no poet love to
......... end with, gone.
Dylan took the stone cat's nap at St. Vincent's, vaticaned
......... beer, no defense;
That poem shouted from his nun-filled room, an insult to the
......... brain, nerves,
Save now from Swansea, white horses, beer birds, snore
......... poems, Wales-bird.
Billie Holiday got lost on the subway and stayed there
......... forever.
Raised little peace-of-mind gardens in out of the way
......... stations,
And will go on living in wrappers of jazz silence forever,
......... loved.
My face feels like a living emotional relief map, forever wet.
My hair is curling in anticipation of my own wild gardening.
Poor Edgar Allan Poe died translated, in unpressed pants,
......... ended in light,
Surrounded by ecstatic gold bugs, his hegira blessed
......... by Baudelaire's orgy.
Whether I am a poet or not, I use fifty dollars' worth
......... of air every day, cool.
In order to exist I hide behind stacks of red and blue poems
And open little sensuous parasols, singing the nail-in-
......... the-foot song, drinking cool beatitude

Bob Kaufman

Surprised by Joy

Surprised by joy—impatient as the Wind
I turned to share the transport—Oh! with whom
But Thee, long buried in the silent Tomb,
That spot which no vicissitude can find?
Love, faithful love, recalled thee to my mind—
But how could I forget thee?—Through what power,
Even for the least division of an hour,
Have I been so beguiled as to be blind
To my most grievous loss!—That thought's return
Was the worst pang that sorrow ever bore,
Save one, one only, when I stood forlorn,
Knowing my heart's best treasure was no more;
That neither present time, nor years unborn
Could to my sight that heavenly face restore.

by William Wordsworth, Poems (1815)




SAVE MODERN TIMESModern Times books
Modern Times opened in a space on 17th Street at Sanchez in 1971, one of the many “movement” bookstores that sprang
up in major US cities.

Marcus Bookstore

1712 Fillmore Street San Francisco,
join the fight to save the nation's oldest Black bookstore. (54 years ago in San Francisco's historic jazz district.)

"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)

Books by San Francisco Poets

Joie in chapsJOIE COOK
Nov. 4, 1951~Feb.. 24, 2013
Joie in chaps
(Copyright 2013)

Available at

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

Jorge Tetl ArguetaInterview with
Jorge Tetl Argueta

Mission based poet wins international award.

The Long Blue Book
The Long Blue Book
by Joan Gelfand

Ars Poetica by Ivan Argelles
Ars Poetica.
book of poems
by Ivan Argelles

EYES by Jack Foley
selected poems
by Jack Foley
 Babouche Impromptu and Other Moroccan Sketches by Clara Hsu
Babouche Impromptu and Other Moroccan Sketches by Clara Hsu


Sutro Library

1630 Holloway Ave.
J. Paul Leonard Library - 5th floor
San Francisco (map)

In honor of National Poetry Month, the Sutro Library is exhibiting
from the original collection of Adolph Sutro.

On display are Shakespeare’s First Folio, an original King James Bible,
a sixteenth century book of Petrarch’s sonnets, and other beautifully bound works of art.
Monday through Friday,
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The San Francisco Center for the Book
375 Rhode Island Street
San Francisco

mail/art/book : an exhibit
mail/art/book : an exhibit
Through April 27th
co-curated by Jennie Hinchcliff and John Held, Jr.
MAIL / ART / BOOK explores the intersection of artists’ books and correspondence art and how the two genres influence each other. Zinesters and artist bookmakers have continually utilized
the postal system for sending, receiving, and pushing boundaries –all in the name of art.
Monday - Sunday :: 10:00am-5:30pm






540 Howard Street
San Francisco

Les Cages ~ A Fractured Gaze
by Sandra Chevier

Les Cages ~ A Fractured Gaze
new works on paper and canvas
on view April 5th to May 10th, 20, 2014
Gallery Hours ~Tues. – Sat. 10-6

A Woman’s Eye Gallery
678 Portola Drive
San Francisco
Inspired by Nature
Fine Art by Deborah Hall

(April 5 through 27, 2014)
Gallery Hours: Saturday and Sunday,
Noon - 5 pm 415 265-8237

Italian Cultural Institute
(814 Montgomery Street
San Francisco
Guglielmo Achille Cavellini 1914-2014
Centennial Exhibition

Guglielmo Achille Cavellini 1914-2014
Tues., April 8, 2014 - Sund., June 08, 2014
On view: Mon-Fri 10-4:30.


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

50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco

Modern Nature:
Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George

February 15, 2014 – May 11, 2014

Lake George ~ O'Keefe
Georgia O’Keeffe, Lake George [formerly Reflection Seascape], 1922.

Artist and Craftsman Supply
an employee owner company


Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission Street
San Francisco (map)
HOME / inside out" Art Exhibition  
HOME / inside out"
27th annual"Sólo Mujeres Show

(March 12, 2014 - April 18, 2014)
27 women artists explore the symbolic
space of home, through installation, painting, photography, sculpture, poetry,video and
mixed media in this interdisciplinary show.
Gallery Hours: Tues. to Sat. 10 am to 5 pm


Lincoln Park ~ 100 34th Avenue ~ San Francisco ~ (415)750-3600

Intimate Impressions at the Legion of HonorINTIMATE IMPRESSIONISM
from the National Gallery of Art
March 29, 2014 – August 3, 2014

Intimate Impressionism Art ShowThe exhibition illuminates the process of painting directly in nature and showcases approximately 70 Impressionist and Post-Impressionist landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, interiors, and portraits. Tickets
Scrounger’s Center for Reusable Art Parts
San Francisco, (415)-647-1746



The Emerald Tablet
80 Fresno Street
San Francisco map

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

641 Green Street,
1/4 quarter block from Columbus
San Francisco map

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

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

City Art Cooperative Gallery
828 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94140
(415) 970-9900

A Woman’s Eye Gallery
678 Portola Drive
San Francisco

Art Explosion Studios is an Arts Organization that provides affordable art studios in San Francisco and produces art shows for its member artists.
Rental inquiry





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

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

1345 Bush Street
San Francisco

APRIL Movie Nights
Avril Theme ~ French Hustlers
The Alliance Française of San Francisco
offers a weekly Tuesday night class
French film and conversation..
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!)


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.The public is invited to join in their weekly screenings of offbeat cinema.
8pm Screenings - $10. - Thursday & Friday Nights! (sometimes more often)
Tickets: $10.00 - Limited seating RSVP or 415-558-8117
(please note there are stairs - no elevator)
OddBall Theatre front door 275


Through April 17, 2014
Embarcadero Center Cinema
1 Embarcadero Center
Promenade Level
San Francisco  (map)

Jodorowsky's Dune
Film ~ Jodorowsky's Dune
In 1975 Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky,
whose cult films El Topo and The Holy Mountain
launched and ultimately defined the midnight movie phenomenon, began work on his most unique
ambition: the ambition to change the world through art.
Official Web Site     Times and tickets

Through April 17, 2014
Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco

The Great Beauty
An Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film, The Great Beauty is a dazzling, lyrical and at times surreal dramatic comedy, like a modern day La Dolce Vita.
times and tickets


April /18-April/24
Embarcadero Center Cinema
1 Embarcadero Center
Promenade Level
San Francisco  (map)

The Railway Man
Film- The Railroad Man Eric (Colin Firth, The King's Speech, A Single Man), a WWII vet and train fanatic, meets attractive divorcee Patti (Nicole Kidman, Stoker, Cold Mountain) on a train, and love blossoms. Only more

Only Lovers Left Alive
film-Only Lovers Left Alive Only Lovers Left Alive is the best film in years by writer/director Jim Jarmusch (Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Mystery Train, Down By Law). Stylish, hip and droll, it's the nocturnal t more

Film- Watermark Award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky, who together made 2007's acclaimed documentary Manufactured Landscapes, return with a spectacular film about man more
The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden
Film-The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost,a fascinating documentary portrait of a 1930s murder mystery as strange and alluring as the famous archipelago itself. more
♥~*~♥ ~ (aka the Deaf Cinema List)
a collection of films in ASL & other Sign Languages.
Thanks to John Lubostky who researched and compiled the DeafMovies special list!




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 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.




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 Douglas and co-host
Val Ibarra broadcasting live out of the MutinyRadio & Cafe 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
(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, @

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
Host Don Brennan - Bill Mercer

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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William Burroughs
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Howard Hart by Armour Garland
Jack Hirschman Remembers:
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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-
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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:
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Cosmic Baseball Association
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Naropa U. Internet Archive
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Why the Beats Still Matter
Beat Generation Video Archive
Artists San Francisco
Agneta Falk
Agneta Falk creating Blue
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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
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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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