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 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.


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
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Art House Gallery & Cultural Center
2905 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, Ca.
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Beat Museum
540 Broadway
North Beach
San Francisco
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Bird & Beckett Books
and Cultural Legacy Project

653 Chenery St.
bet. Diamond and Castro
San Francisco
(415)586-3733
~*~
Booksmith
1644 Haight St.
San Francisco
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Book Club of California
312 Sutter Street
San Francisco
(415) 781-7532
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California Historical Society
678 Mission Street
San Francisco
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Center for New Music
55 Taylor St.
San Francisco
(map and hours)
(415) 275-2466
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City Arts & Lectures
upcoming events
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City Lights Bookstore
261 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco
(415) 362-8193
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Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street
San Francisco
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De Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco
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The Legion of Honor
100 34th Avenue
San Francisco map
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Folio Books
3957 24th Street
San Francisco
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Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison Street
Berkeley
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Galería de la Raza
2857 24th Street
San Francisco
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Green Apple Books
506 Clement St.
San Francisco
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Green Apple Books on the Park
1231 9th Ave
San Francisco
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The Green Arcade
1680 Market St,
San Francisco
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La Promenade Cafe
3643 Balboa St.@38th Ave
San Francisco
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Luna's Press & Bookstore
3790 Mission St
San Francisco
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Mechanic's Institute Library
57 Post St.
San Francisco
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Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
MCCLA
2868 Mission Street
San Francisco (map)
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Modern Times Bookstore Collective
2919 24th St at Florida
San Francisco
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Nourse Theater
275 Hayes Street
San Francisco
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Readers Bookstore,
Fort Mason Building C
Fort Mason Center
San Francisco
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Red Poppy Arthouse
2698 Folsom St
San Francisco
(415) 826.2402
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Sacred Grounds Cafe
2095 Hayes @ Cole
San Francisco
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San Francisco Center for the Book
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San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin St
San Francisco
(415) 557-4400
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SF Live Arts at Cyprian’s
2097 Turk Street @ Lyon
San Francisco map
(415) 454.5238

SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan St.
(between 8th & 9th)
SOMA
San Francisco
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Unitarian Universalist Society
1187 Franklin St (@ Geary)
San Francisco.
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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street
San Francisco
(415) 978-2700
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2016 will be the 19th Anniversary of
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ONGOING

CITY ART GALLERY
828 Valencia St
San Francisco

20 local artists in new group show
CIty Art Gallery Group Show
on view now throughout February

 

 

February 6, 2016 – May 15, 2016
The Legion of Honor
100 34th Avenue
San Francisco map

PIERRE BONNARD: PAINTING ARCADIA Pierre Bonnard Exhibition

 

 

NIGHT CITY

Above the sounds
dark cities
lie in shadows
foghorns blast in the silence
prayers of lost children
by light of mountains
darkness to light
light to darkness
I stand looking
down at the city
steeples rise in magic shapes
arcs of bridges
cover the river
steam white crosses
illuminate the eye
black tar of loneliness
billboards neon red
buildings stand and fall
but man remains
like dying timbers
in a forest
man remains
on a warehouse stairway
to the moon
three empty wine bottles stand
Nuns
Vipers
Holy Mary Face
that is not yours
but you are all
madness of cities
King majesty
drunk with awe
quiet, tired, restless city
Black tar in the night
Black tar in the night

Jack Micheline -1957
rooftop on Crosby St
New York City

 

 

 

 

February 24, 2016
Live Worms Gallery
1345 Grant Avenue
San Francisco
415.307.1222

OCTAVIA'S ATTIC
February 24 to March 2 2016 Octavia's Attic
A visionary exhibit of new works in honor of the legendary Octavia E. Butler. Curated by Channing Joseph. On view all day.
Plus special performance of Parables of the Future. Feb. 27 & 28 at 7 pm.
more information

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2016

Wednesday February 10, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO WOMEN ARTISTS
647 Irving Street @8th Ave
San Francisco

OPENING RECEPTION: Wed. Feb. 10, 5:30 - 8pm

ARTIST SALON EXHIBITION
(a juried all-media artist exhibition)
( February 9 - March 5
ICONS
Pigeon Point-oil painting by Iris Sabre
Pigeon Point-oil painting by Iris Sabre
View Artwork
Meet the artists, enjoy the beautiful new arrivals of
art, jewelry, sculpture and ceramics. And the
ARTIST SALON showcases 6 member artists -
an incredible experience awaits you!
Music provided by Tom Lander

PAM BORRELLI - Bio ADRIANA CAMACHO--Bio
KERI GAILLOUX- Bio ELENA LOKSHINA-Bio
JULIE MARSH- Bio WENDELL SHINN - Bio

ARTSHOW OPENING



February Wednesday,10, 2016
6:30 pm sign up, readings until 9:50 pm
SACRED GROUNDS CAFE
2095 Hayes @ Cole
San Francisco

SACRED GROUND POETRY SERIES
Featuring ALL OPEN MIC
Hosted by DAN BRADY
Dan Brady - creative1@creativeideasforyou.com
WEEKLY POETRY READING/ OPEN MIC SERIES (since 1972)



Wednesday February 10, 2016
7:00 pm
BEAT MUSEUM
540 Broadway
North Beach
San Francisco

11TH ANNUAL NEAL CASSIDY BIRTHDAY BASH



Wednesday February 10, 2016
7:30-9:30 pm
Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics
518 Valencia, near 16th Street
San Francisco

NEW (OLD) PARAGIAM IN MEDICINE
New (Old) Paradigms in Medicine
New (Old) Paradigms in Medicine tak=lk
A discussion of our changing relationship with
medical care from medieval times to today, from
Laguna Honda to the Mission to the Tenderloin, with
four dynamic and passionate women: Dr. Rupa Marya,
Ivy McClelland, Marina Lazzara, and Dr. Victoria Sweet.
FREE PUBLIC TALK

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THURSDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2016

Thursday February 11, 2016
6:30 pm
READERS BOOKSTORE
Fort Mason Building C
Fort Mason Center
San Francisco
(415)771-1076

THURSDAYS at READERS POETY SERIES
presents
devorah major & ROBERT ANBIAN
Series is curated by Friends’ Resident Poet
JACK HIRSCHMAN and is sponsored by the
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library
Wheelchair accessible
(free & open to the Public)
WEEKLY POETRY READING SERIES



Thursday February 11, 2016
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
ALLEY CAT BOOKS
3036 24th Street
San Francisco
415-824-1761

VOS DIN TINTA:
Monthly bilingual poetry series and open mic.
Sponsored by San Francisco Poet Laureate
Alejandro Murguia, and curated by Marguerite Munoz.
Featured readers : MARIA NIETO, AURA MARU,and TOMAS RILEY Open Mic to follow. Free!
MONTHLY BILINGUAL POETRY SERIES



Thursday, February 11, 2016
7:00pm
CITY LIGHTS BOOKSTORE
261 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco

Celebrating the release of
PURE ACT: the Uncommon Life of Robert Lax
published by Fordham University Press
book cover
an evening of discussion and readings with
MICHAEL McGREGOR, JOHN BEER, and S.T. GEORGIOU
AUTHOR BOOK RELEASE



February 11 through 25, 2016
ROXIE THEATER
3117 16th Street,
San Francisco

SF INDIE FEST
SF INDIE FEST

VIEW FESTIVAL SCHEDULE and BUY TICKETS
18TH SAN FRANCISCO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2015

Friday, February 12, 2016
12:00 pm
MECHANIC'S INSTITUTE
57 Post Street 
4th Floor Meeting Room 
San Francisco

GRAFTON TYLER BROWN:
African-American Lithographer
Join Historian Robert J. Chandler for an informative
entertaining presentation on the African-American
lithographer Grafton Tyler Brown who became a
successful commercial artist during the gold rush
era and the years after the Civil War
Register now online or cal (415) 393-0102.



Opening Today
showings at two theaters in San Francisco
Friday February 12th through 18th, 2016
AMC METREON 16
35 4th Street - Suite 3000, SF
and
ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE NEW MISSION
2550 Mission Street, SF
Film Where to Invade Next
Comedy Documentary -R - 1 hr 59 min
18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed
only with an adult. No children under
the age of 6 will be allowed.
COMEDY DOCUMENTARY FILM
~*~

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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 13, 2016

Saturday, February 13, 2016
7:00 pm sharp
OCTOPUS LITERARY SALON
2101 Webster Street
Oakland

BABAR IN EXILE Exile #4
The Octopus Literary Salon is proud to present
Babar in Exile, a quarterly commemoration and revival
of the high energy San Francisco reading series of the
1990’s, Café Babar and Paradise Lounge. featuring
STEVE ARNSTON, KIMI SUGIOKA, and JAMES CAGNEY
Hosted by PAUL CORMAN and RICHARD LORANGER
Free Event!
NEW POETRY SERIES



Saturday, February 13, 2016
8:00pm
SF LIVE ARTS AS CYPRIAN'S
formerly the Noe Valley Music Series
2097 Turk Street
San Francisco
415.454.5238

A special CD release celebration:
MANRING, KASSIN & JOHN R. BURR
“the world's most sophisticated jam-band,”
features three top virtuosos on
their respective instruments.
$20 door / $17 advance tickets
♫•* ♫ MUSIC ♫•*♫

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SUNDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2015

Sunday February 14, 2016
4:00 pm
MODERN TIMES BOOKSTORE COLLECTIVE
2919 24th St at Florida
San Francisco

GEARS TURNING POETRY SERIESGEARS
Hosted by KIM SHUCK
Featuring AVOTCJA,
BILL VARTNAW,
and QR HAND
and special guests.
Free Event!
SECOND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH POETRY READING

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MONDAY FEBRUARY 15, 2016

Monday February 15, 2016
7:00 pm
BIRD AND BECKETT BOOKS
653 Chenery St.
bet. Diamond and Castro
San Francisco

Bird and Beckett and Instruments of Peace
presents
ONE + ONE
THE EQUALS - TWO POETRY SERIES
with
PAUL FERICANO and GEORGE GUIDA

followed by an open mic hosted by Jerry Ferraz
Free Admission!
FIRST AND THIRED MONDAY POETRY READING SERIES


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TUESDAY FEBRUARY 16, 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
6:00 pm
678 Mission Street
San Francisco

The California Historical Society Exhibition
Experiments in Environment:
The Halprin Workshops 1966–1971
(January 22 – May 1, 2016)
Hear from historians, authors, and key figures
in the Halprins’ story as they discuss
The Continued Legacy of Lawrence and
Anna Halprin in California and Beyond

$5 (CHS members), $10 (non CHS members),
Reserve a ticket.



Tuesday February 16, 2016
7:00 pm to 9:00
THE ALLIANCE FRANCAISE oF SAN FRANCISCO
1345 Bush St.
San Francisco

THE LADY and the DUKE
Directors, Eric Rohmer (2002) (129 min.)
THE LADY and the DUKE
Based on a true story, a British aristocrat refuses
to leave France during the turmoil of the Revolution
and plays a dangerous game of deception
to save others from the guillotine.
In French with English subtitles
($5, donation suggested).
Learn more about Eric Rohmer 
and The Lady and the Duke
Watch the trailer here
MONTHLY FRENCH FILM SERIES

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WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2016

February Wednesday,17, 2016
6:30 pm sign up, readings until 9:50 pm
SACRED GROUNDS CAFE
2095 Hayes @ Cole
San Francisco

SACRED GROUND POETRY SERIES
Featuring DEE ALLEN & OPEN MIC
Hosted by DAN BRADY
Dan Brady - creative1@creativeideasforyou.com
WEEKLY POETRY READING/ OPEN MIC SERIES (since 1972)



Wednesday, February 17, 2016
7 pm
GREEN APPLE BOOKS
506 Clement Street
San Francisco,

CHRISTOPHER BERNARD
reading from and signing copies
of his exciting new novel,
VOYAGE TO A PHANTOM CITY
Voyage to a Phantom Ciity
AUTHOR BOOK RELEASE

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THURSDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2016

Thursday, February 18
4:30 pm - 6 pm
THE POETRY CENTER
Humanities 512
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco

book coverANNIE FINCH: A SOLO READING
and CONVESATION
:
Solo Reading and Conversation
Poet, writer, and performer Annie Finch has published more than twenty books, most recently SPELLS:
New and Selected Poems
(Wesleyan University Press)




Thursday, February 18, 2016
6 pm- 8 pm
A.MUSE ART GALLERY
614 Alabama St
San Francisco

5 POETS READING
Join us for this Great lineup with
CHARLIE PENDERGAST, DAVID RIEKER, JACKSON MEAZLE,
MATTHEW ZAPRUDER, AND TAMSIN SMITH
GALLERY POETRY READING



Thursday February 18, 2016
6:30 pm
READERS BOOKSTORE
Fort Mason Building C
Fort Mason Center
San Francisco
(415)771-1076

THURSDAYS at READERS POETY SERIES
presents
ANGELOS SAKKIS & Q.R. HAND
The series is curated by Friends’ Resident Poet
JACK HIRSCHMAN and are sponsored by the
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library
Wheelchair accessible (free & open to the Public)
WEEKLY POETRY READING SERIES



February 18 - February 25, 2016
VOGUE THEATRE
3290 Sacramento Street
San Francisco

MOSTLY BRITISH FILM FESTIVAL
The best in cinema from the UK, Ireland,
Australia and India ~ Seniors $10 General $12.50
Festival Pass (29 films opening
and closing night parties)
ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL

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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19, 2016

Friday February 19, 2016
12:30pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street
(btwn. 3rd and 4th Streets)
San Francisco

DAVID TALBOT and SECRECY and the CIA
Salon.com founder David Talbot has explored
the relationship between power and secrecy
throughout his career. He discusses his book
The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles,the CIA,
and the Rise of America’s Secret Government

in conjunction with Chasing Justice.
Tickets:General: $12. Student and Senior: $10.
AUTHOR APPEARANCE



Friday February 19, 2016
7pm
BEAT MUSEUM
540 Broadway
North Beach
San Francisco

CHARLES CURTIS BLACKWELL & FRIENDS
Celebrate Black History Month poetry and jazz,
Charles Curtis Blackwell and Friends
featuring the following poets and musicians:
CHARLES CURTIS BLACKWELL – Jazz Poet
WANDA SABIR – Poet and Professor
GAIL MITCHELL– Poet
Q.R. HAND, JR
JAROBA – Sax, Bass Clarinet
J.J. RUSH – Poet and Performer
♫•* ♫ MUSIC ♫•*POETRY ♫



Friday February 19, 2016
7:30 pm
GREEN APPLE BOOKS/ON THE PARK
1231 9th Ave.
San Francisco (map)

ALVARO ENRIQUE
The Center for the Art of Translation presents
 Alvaro Enrigue, who will discuss
SUDDEN DEATH
the first of his novels translated
into English (by Natasha Wimmer).
AUTHOR BOOK RELAEASE

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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20, 2015

Saturday February 20, 2016
3:00 - 6:00 pm
MYTHOS - FIREHOUSE NORTH GALLERY
1790 Shattuck Ave. @ Delaware
Berkeley

A CAVALCADE OF POETS
Please share your love in action with support for Poetry FlashA FUNDRAISER for POETRY FLASH
with JOYCE JENKIN, RICHARD SELBERG, Hosts
MK CHAVEZ,ADELE & JACK FOLEY , BILL MAYER,
DAVID MELTZER, JULIE ROGERS, LYNNE KNIGHT,
NADINE LOCKHART,and others...
There will be two intermissions, lots of poetry,
and refreshments provided.
$10 suggested donation at the door.
FUNDRAISER FOR POETRY FLASH

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SUNDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2015

MONDAY FEBRUARY 22, 2015

Monday, February 22, 2016
5:00 - 7:00 pm
BOOK CLUB of CALIFORNIA
312 Sutter Street
San Francisco

THE RISE OF THE LITERARY ANNUAL, POWERFUL
FEMININITY, and BEAUTIFUL BOOKS:
An Illustrated Talk and Pop Up Exhibition
presented by KATHERINE D. HARRIS,
Dept. of English & Comp Lit, San Jose State. Univ.
book cover
Ohio University Press (May 1, 2015)
Katherine D. Harris specializes in Romantic-Era
and 19th-century British literature, women’s authorship,
the literary annual, textuality, editorial theory,
and Digital Humanities.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION, LITERARY ARTS, HISTORY

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TUESDAY FEBRUARY 23, 2015

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
7:00 pm
CITY LIGHT BOOKSTORE
261 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco

HOMERO ARIDJ READING
from THE CHILD POET
published by Archipelago Books with a
special appearance by CHLOE ARIDJIS. read more


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WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 24, 2015


Wednesday February 24, 2016
ERIC QUEZADA CENTER for CULTURE AND POLITICS
518 Valencia, near 16th Street
San Francisco

SHAPING SAN FRANCISCO
Free Public Talks
ART & POLITICS:
MAURO FIRTISSIMO with DEAN MERMELL
Sunset Pianos Mermel
While squatting a South Park Gulch apartment in the 1990s and experimenting with urban guerrilla art, at some point Argentinian-born artist Mauro Ffortissimo began collecting pianos. Mauro and Dean Mermell
now bring pianos to the streets and gardens of San Francisco. Including an excerpt of Twelve Pianos.

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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
(Aug. 7, 1956 -. 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 Manno
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
Kim Shuckstar
On Columbus
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 and 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)
George Tsongas
(1927 - January 2010)
Patricia Carr Lamerdin
(Aug. 15, 1926 - Nov. 9, 2009

Mar. 24, 1935- June 3, 2009
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

Feb .6, 2000 ~ Janice Mirikitani,
wife of Rev. Cecil Williams of Glide Memorial, was named the poet laureate for San Francisco for 2000.

Feb. 12, 2003 ~ Led by poet Sam Hamill, today becomes a day of Poets Against the War conducted as a reading at the White House gates in addition to over 160 public readings.

February 14, 1967
Jim Morrison and The Doors performed at Whisky A-Go-Go, 568 Sacramento St. San Francisco

Feb 23, 1966
posterAllen Ginsberg & companions performed at the Poets Theater
San Francisco



February 24, 1967
poster
The Diggers
The Invisible Circus
Glide Memorial Church
Artist: Dave Hodges
The "72 Hr. Environmental Community Happening".

February 25th, 1979 ~ On a cold and rainy\Sunday, about three hundred drummers and dancers, dressed in multifarious colors and shapes, paraded around Precita Park in the Mission
District. It was the Birth of Carnaval on the Streets of San Francisco

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS

Langston HughesFebruary 1, 1902 ~ born,
James Langston Hughes. poet, novelist, playwright, short story writer, and columnist. An early innovator of literary art form jazz poetry.
I Dreamed a World by James Langston

THE DREAM KEEPER
Bring me all of your dreams,
You dreamers.
Bring me all of your
Heart melodies.
That I may wrap them
In a blue cloud-cloth
Away from the too rough fingers
Of the world..

by Langston Hughes

Feb. 2, 1882 ~ born, James Joyce, Irish novelist,and poet.

Feb. 4, 1900 born on this day Jacques Prevert, French surrealist poet, artist, lyricist, author, and screen writer. Prevert worshiped freedom and glorified the spirit of rebellion and revolt.
The creative method known as the Exquisite Corpse was invented by the Surrealists Marcel Duhamel, Jacques Prévert and Yves Tanguy in 1925. It's origin is in the parlour game“consequences” in which players take turns to write on a sheet of paper.

Feb. 5,1914 ~ born, William Burroughs, American novelist, poet, essayist and spoken word performer 

February 6, 1945 ~ BOB MARLEY, reggae’s foremost practitioner and emissary embodied its spirit and spread its gospel carrying music to another level as a social force with universal appeal. bio Hall of Rock and Roll (1994)

Open your eyes, look within.
Are you satisfied with the life
you're living?...Bob Marley


My music will go on forever. Maybe it's a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever. ~ Bob Marley

Feb. 7,1812 ~ born in Portsmouth, England, popular British novelist, social activist, and humanitarian Charles Dickens.

February 9, 1944 ~ born, American novelist & activist
Alice Walker

Poetry is the lifeblood of rebellion, revolution, and the raising of consciousness.

Feb.10, 1890 ~ born ,Boris Pasternak, Nobel Prize-winning Russian and Soviet poet, novelist, \translator of Goethe and Shakespeare. Doctor Zhivago

As for the men in power, they are
so anxious to establish the myth
of infallibility that they do their utmost to ignore truth.

Feb. 14, 1819 -- born in London, England: Joshua Norton I, Dei Gratia Emperor of the United States & Protector of México
~ Most Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader the US has ever had.

February 17, 1937~ Happy Birthday David Meltzer born in Rochester, New York. Meltzer is a poet, jazz guitarist, Cabalist scholar, and the author of more than 50 books of poetry and prose. Visit Meltzerville.com

Feb.18, 1930 ~ born, Poet Joel Oppenheimer in Yonkers, NY. (The Dancer; The Great American Desert.

Feb. 18, 1894 -- Andres Segovia, greatest classical guitarists was born in the Andalusian city of Linares, Spain & is brought up in Granada. Seqovia on youTube
On June 2, 1987 Andres Segovia died,age 94 at home in Madrid.

Feb. 20,1903 ~ born, diarist, feminist, erotic writer. Anaïs Nin (1903-1977).

Feb. 21,1907~ born. W. H. Auden in England, later an American citizen.
(1907-1973)   Epitaph on a Tyrant

Edna St. Vincent MillayFeb 22, 1892 ~ born, Edna St. Vincent Millay, in Rockland, Maryland. American lyrical poet, playwright and feminist. She received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1923), and was known for her activism and her many love affairs. (1892-1950) Apostrophe To Man

Hugo BallFeb. 27,1886 ~born, Hugo Ball in Germany The Dada poet, philosopher, novelist, cabaret performer, journalist, mystic was a pacifist. In February 1916 he founded the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich and he along with the other artists who gathered there were the beginnings of Dada. Dada Manifesto by Hugo Ball. Hugo Ball on DaDa! (youtube)


GONE BEYOND

February 27, 1998
Jack Micheline (born as Harvey Martin Silver in NY), poet artist died at 68 of a heart attack on a BART train between SF and Orinda. His first book of poetry was "River of Red Wine," and his last was "Sixty Seven Poems for Downtrodden Saints."
(Nov. 6, 1929 – Feb. 27, 1998)

Jack Micheline
(Nov. 6, 1929 – Feb. 27, 1998)

POEM

To capture the feeling
To feel its pulse
To see the stream has been muddied
I am reshaping the start
I cannot be bothered with your
Earthly pleasures
All these rantings and ravings
Have nothing to do with poetry
Have nothing to do with magic
Only the ears of butterflies
And birds
And the delicate moths
Matter.
Let the Angels in
Let them into this Market
Now
Feel, see and breathe

Micheline's last poem, written Feb. 25, 1998, in San Francisco
~ local obituary

Victor MartinezVictor Martinez ~ (Feb. 21, 1954 - Feb. 18, 2011) Poet writer, Victor Martinez was a beloved father, husband, uncle, good friend to many and an important member of the San Francisco literary community.
POET IN THE HOUSE Victor Martinez (1954-2011) by Jorge Argueta
Poem for my dear friend

Feb. 22, 2008 ~ “Vampyre Mike”
Michael Alan “Vampyre Mike” Kassel (Dec., 1953 ~ Mar. 22, 2008)
Poet Kassel died after a long illness in the South of Market motel room where he had lived for 20 years. He was 54.

Joie CookJoie Cook (Nov. 4, 1951- Feb.24,2013)
Joie Cook, poet, artist and musician. Forever Beloved.

We are all that we have
(w/Martin Puryear exhibit in mind)

We are all that we have
Dark shadows billowing past the
Stark architecture of bent wood
The otherness of others
Doesn't’t bother us here
In our safe cocoon of One
Where we avert the glances
Of old Asian security guards
Warning us not to touch
This is where we examine the separation
Of nature from natural
Comparing the timber’s abstractions
Surrounded by fallen branches
Nothing may we touch here
But each other.

Joie Cook

Rusty Track friend of Joie's ,sharing more of her poetry,. nicole, sfheart.com

 

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I Dream a World

I dream a world where man
No other man will scorn,
Where love will bless the earth
And peace its paths adorn.
I dream a world where all
Will know sweet freedom's way,
Where greed no longer saps the soul
Nor avarice blights our day.
A world I dream where black or white,
Whatever race you be,
Will share the bounties of the earth
And every man is free,
Where wretchedness will hang its head
And joy, like a pearl,
Attends the needs of all mankind--
Of such I dream, my world!

   ~   Langston hughes (1902-1967)

 

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Apostrophe To Man

(On reflecting that the world
is ready to go to war again)

Detestable race, continue to expunge yourself, die out.
Breed faster, crowd, encroach, sing hymns, build
bombing airplanes;
Make speeches, unveil statues, issue bonds, parade;
Convert again into explosives the bewildered ammonia
and the distracted cellulose;
Convert again into putrescent matter drawing flies
The hopeful bodies of the young; exhort,
Pray, pull long faces, be earnest,
be all but overcome, be photographed;
Confer, perfect your formulae, commercialize
Bacateria harmful to human tissue,
Put death on the market;
Breed, crowd, encroach,
expand, expunge yourself, die out,
Homo called sapiens.

Edna St. Vincent Millay

 

 

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Epitaph on a Tyrant
by W. H. Auden

Perfection, of a kind, was what he was after,  
And the poetry he invented was easy to understand;
He knew human folly like the back of his hand,
And was greatly interested in armies and fleets;
When he laughed, respectable senators burst with laughter,
And when he cried the little children died in the streets.
~*~

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starONGOING EVENTS        starONGOING MONTHLY READING SERIES        ~     WEB LINKS    



ART

ONGOING

February 6, 2016 – May 15, 2016
The Legion of Honor
100 34th Avenue
San Francisco map

Pierre Bonnard : Painting Arcadia Pierre Bonnard Exhibition

Pierre Bonnard Exhibition


(February 9- March 5)
San Francisco Women Aritist
647 Irving Street @8th Ave
San Francisco

Artist Salon Exhibition
ICONS
Pigeon Point-oil painting by Iris Sabre
Pigeon Point-oil painting by Iris Sabre
View Artwork
~*~

January 25-April 25, 2016
BOOK CLUB of CALIFORNIA
312 Sutter Street
San Francisco

CALLIGRAPHY and POETRY
THOMAS INGMIRE in Collaboration
with DAVID ANNWN
Calligraphy and Poetry Exhibition
View images of the exhibition HERE.

GALLERIES

Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St.
San Francisco
~*~
De Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco

The Legion of Honor

100 34th Avenue
San Francisco map
~*~
Live Worms Gallery
1345 Grant Avenue
San Francisco
415.307.1222
~*~
111 Minna Gallery
111 Minna Street
San Francisco
~*~
Galeria de la Raza
2857 24th Street
San Francisco (map)
~*~
Women Artists Gallery
647 Irving Street
San Francisco
~*~
CIty Art Gallery
828 Valencia St.
San Francisco


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FILM
moviewatchers
Please give your SUPPORT to our independent Theaters

  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 & Fridays
Weekly screenings of offbeat cinema.
8pm Screenings - $10. - Nights!
Tickets: $10.00 - Limited seating RSVP @oddballfilm.com or 415-558-8117
OddBall Theatre front door 275
* please note: Oddball films is upstairs in an attic warehouse of film cans - there are Stairs - NO Elevator and it may not be comfortable for allergy sufferers or people with claustrophobia
♥~*~♥

SF INDIE FEST
February 11 through 25, 2016
ROXIE THEATER
3117 16th Street,
San Francisco

18th SF INDIE FEST

VIEW FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
AND BUY TICKETS


 

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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

ART CHANGES LIVES
you can, too.
Creativity Explored ~
(where art changes lives) ~
3245 Sixteenth St ~
San Francisco (map)

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

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starONGOING EVENTS   starONGOING READING SERIES  ~ WEB LINKS    

SeeThe Poet's One Page Guide to San Francisco's Open Mic Poetry Scene
by Dan Brady for a more complete list


***RADIO ONLINE***©
Wednesday: 3:00 pm
JACK FOLEY's"Cover to Cover"
KPFA 94.1 FM
streaming audio
~*~
First Friday 3-3:30 pm,
on KPFA (94.1 fm)
Nina Serrano hosts
Cover to Cover,
Open Book: Poet to Poet
where writers, poets, and lyricists
read their works and discuss their creative process.
~*~
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 pm- 6pm
Diamond Dave Whitaker's
COMMON THREAD COLLECTIVE
www.MutinyRadio.fm
OPEN MIC with co-host Global Val Ibarra broadcasting live from Mutiny Radio at 2781 21st St. (@Florida St.) in
San Francisco.
Index of /Diamond Dave
~*~
starVAL IBARRA is a member of KPFA's
Women's Magazine and once a month
produces and hosts their excellent weekly show on 94.1 & kpfa.org, Monday 1-2pm - Podcast's for ALL shows, including Women's Magazine with Global Val - in association with KPFA 94.1 - and Common Thread Collective are available at www.MutinyRadio.FM
~*~
radiOM ~ archived audio recordings
from KPFA-FM radio in Berkeley
(1949-1995)***
~*~
Sundays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
POET AS RADIO~ weekly program on
KUSF In Exile, @ www.savekusf.org
Links to all our archived shows, at poetasradio.blogspot.com You can also find our podcast's by going to ITUNES and searching for ‘Poet as Radio.
~*~
S.F. Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV,
produced/hosted by J
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
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 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,poet-in-residence
Sponsored by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library
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 ~ S.F.
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
***  First Saturday ~ 7 - 9:30 pm ~ La Promenade Poetry Series
with featured readers followed by open mic. Host ~ Bill Mercer
La Promenade Café -3643 Balboa St-.San Francisco

Every 2nd Saturday ~7:00 pm-9:00 pm - Frank Bette Center for the Arts
1601 Paru at Lincoln -Alameda,Ca map ~ Poetry and Prose Reading Series
Showcasing local talent, poets and writers and other creative's. Sessions open with two featured artists followed by open mic ~ Hosted by Jeanne Lupton
No Cover ( Donations are appreciated)  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 & 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 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
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. During the summer months Walker is on hiatus.

Stephen Kopel with Nicole Savage as his Feature on Special Edition
Thank you , Stephen Kopel and John Rhodes for making my maiden
voyage on youtube so easy and such fun, too. ~ nicole, sfheart.com (2014)


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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
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 Norse 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 
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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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