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*~ Robin Williams ~*
(July 21, 1951 ~ August 11, 2014)

"We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race, and the human race is filled with passion. Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world."

~ Robin Williams
(as John Keating Dead Poets Society)
 

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

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

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

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

starPOETRY FESTIVALS
Petaluma Poetry Walk Geri Digiorno

San Francisco Mime Troupe San Francisco
  415-285-1717
Please contribute to the San Francisco Mime Company so they can continue their Love In Action performancesHelp the San Francisco Mime Troupe
all donations are tax deductible

RESOURCES
 Bay Area Literacy
 California Poets in the Schools

star BAY AREA JOURNALS
& SUBMISSION SUGGESTIONS
  Haight Ashbury Literary Review
  E-Mail or 415-751-9226
  Indigo Hotchkiss

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

 Out Of Our Poetry Magazine'

 Left Curve Magazine

 North Coast Literary Review
  Online submission for print journal


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

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

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

* Beat Museum
540 Broadway
North Beach
San Francisco

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

*Booksmith
1644 Haight St.
San Francisco

California Historical Society
678 Mission Street
San Francisco

CITY ARTS & LECTURES
upcoming events

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

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

*The Emerald Tablet
80 Fresno St.
San Francisco map

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

Galería de la Raza
2857 24th Street
San Francisco,

The Green Arcade
1680 Market Street @Gough
San Francisco

Green Apple Books
506 Clement St,
San Francisco

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

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

Modern Times Bookstore
2919 24th St at Florida
San Francisco

Oddball Films
275 Capp Street
San Francisco

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

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

Red Poppy Arthouse
2698 Folsom St,
San Francisco  map
(415)826.2402

Roxie Theater
3117 16th St.
San Francisco

Sacred Grounds Cafe
2095 Hayes @ Cole
San Francisco

*San Francisco Main Library
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco

SF Live Arts at Cyprian's
2097 Turk Street
San Francisco (map)


Feather Floating on the Water

~poems for our children~
an anthology of contemporary
San Francisco Poets
edited by Virginia BarrettFeather Floating on the Water anthology
available for purchase from
Small Press Distribution.
 Love in Action is the community supporting childrens' poetry workshops, and the arts in schools and community centersA portion of the proceeds from all sales support poetry workshops in schools
and community center's.
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To Submit an Event
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2014 is the 17th Anniversary of
S.F. Heart.com and the 8th year of the
San Francisco Art and Poetry Calendar

The SAN FRANCISCO ART AND POETRY CALENDAR
IS UPDATED DAILY

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

(photo documentary) New Native Press 2014
Beatitude Magazine and the 1970's  book cover
Cover photo © Thomas Rain Crowe
THOMAS RAIN CROWE, founder and editor of New Native Press was the main distributor and nuts and bolts guy for Beatitude magazine and press in the 1970's beginning with issue #21, and was the editor of Beatitude #25
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"I hear the old hippies
Floating in and out of long hair
Like limousines in
The fog that is San Francisco."
~ Paul Landry

 

Held Over through August 21th
Opera Plaza Cinema
601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
(415)771-0183

star  ALIVE INSIDE star
Film - Alive Inside
Alive Inside is a joyous exploration of our relationship with music.
Official Web Site
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ONGOING

The Emerald Tablet
80 Fresno Street
San Francisco (map)

The Emerald Tablet's exhibit for August
FLOW:
Painting the Nature of Flowing Water

(through August)
Lil McGill painting
 Della Heywood painting
Denise Wey painting
featuring acrylic paintings exploring
the nature of flowing water featuring work by
Lil McGill, Denise Wey, and Della Heywood
Gallery hours: open during events,
Wed-Sat 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm,
or call for an appointment. (415) 500-2323
ART EXHIBITION
~*~

 

San Francisco Main Library
Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B (downstairs)
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco

SERIGRAFIA

(now through Sept. 7, 2014).
Serigrafia- Silk Screen exhibition
Serigrafia- Silk Screen exhibition
in the Jewett Gallery of the Main Library
~*~

 

African American Art & Culture Complex
762 Fulton Street
San Francisco

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


TO THE DISTANT ONE

AND have I lost thee evermore,
Hast thou, oh, fair one, from me flown?
Still in mine ear sounds, as of yore,
Thine every word, thine every tone.

As when at morn the wanderer's eye
Attempts to pierce the air in vain,
When, hidden in the azure sky,
The lark high o'er him chants his strain:

So do I cast my troubled gaze
Through bush, through forest, o'er the lea;
Thou art invoked by all my lays;
Oh, come then, loved one, back to me!

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

ONGOING

Caldwell Snyder Gallery
341 Sutter Street
San Francisco
(415) 392-2299

Karl Klingbiel & Marti Somers
(August 7- September 15, 2014)
Karl Klingbiel painting

 Marti Somers mixed media
Recent paintings by California artist
Marti Somers and
New York artist Karl Klingbiel.
Open Mon. through Sat., 10 - 6 -Sunday 11 - 5
FIRST THRSDAY ART SHOW
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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
(d. Dec.16, 2012)
The Revolution in North Beach
Joie Cookstar
(Nov. 4, 1951 ~ Feb. 24, 2013)
There Are Nights in San Francisco
Micheline
Don Brennan star
(1935 ~ March 18, 2013)
Spirit Walk &
Old World Cafes

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

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

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

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

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


A LITTLE HISTORY

 August 1,1870 ~ Consensus- Norton I is listed by the US Census taker with the occupation of “Emperor,” living at 624 Commercial Street, San Francisco

August 1, 1971 ~ Concerts for Bangladesh, was held at Madison Square Garden.
The Concert for Bangladesh was the first benefit concert of its kind it bringing together an extraordinary gathering of major artists for a common humanitarian cause –demonstrating that music could
be used to serve a higher cause. The two benefit concerts were organised by George Harrison at the request of Ravi Shankar. Back in those far ahead days, the entire event was arranged by telephone and word of mouth. Sales of
the live album and DVD release of the
film continue to benefit the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF.

Bangladesh Concert-Top 50 Moments
Madison Square Garden's
Top 50 Moments 8/1/71

August 11, 1998 ~ Lawrence Ferlinghetti was named the first poet laureate of SF in August 1998 and served for two years.

August 14, 1846 ~ Henry David Thoreau
jailed for tax resistance to the Mexican
War, Massachusetts.
Civil Disobedience (Thoreau)

ODIN (August 17, 25)
August 17- 25 are the days of ODIN's ordeal ( ancient Norse Supreme God ,
of war and death, poetry and wisdom
Yggdrasil,the World Tree, is the giant ash tree that links and shelters all the worlds. Odin's Ordeal refers to the nine days on which Odin hung on Yggdrasil,, at the end of which he fell screaming from the tree, having sacrified one of his eyes but having gained the knowledge he sought. The knowledge he gained from his ordeal enabled him to create the Runes.

August 22, 1969 ~ Three-day Wild West Festival at Kezar Stadium with Janis Joplin, Turk Murphy, Jefferson Airplane, the Dead, Country Joe, Santana, Sly and the Family Stone and the Youngbloods.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

August 1, 1819 ~ born, American novelist short story writer, essayist and poet, Herman Melville in New York. Best known for his novel Moby-Dick and the novella Billy Budd.  (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891)  

August 1, 1942 ~ Happy Birthday!
Jerry GarciaJerome John "Jerry" Garcia, born in San Francisco. He was a musician, songwriter, artist, and lead guitarist and vocalist of the psychedelic rock band the Grateful Dead.

James BaldwinAugust 2, 1924 ~ James Baldwin born,in Harlem Hospital, NY City. American radical black essayist, novelist, & playwright, noted for his sharp works on black-white relations, civil-rights struggle, & gay issues, which fuse autobiographical material with social concerns.
The FBI started a file on Baldwin after the novel Another Country in 1962. Their file on him grew to 1,750 pages. James Baldwin PBS James Baldwin History

August 2, 1949 ~ Chinese poet Bei Dao lives (pseudonym of Zhao Zhengkai). In the 1970s. BEI DAO became the voice of his generation with themes of the pressures of a conformist society, disillusionment, & the sense of rootlessness.

August 2, 1942 ~ born, Author Isabel Allende Lima, Peru    Isabell Allende website

August 3, 1937 ~ born, American poet
Diane Wakoski born in Whittier, California
She is primarily associated with the deep image poets, as well as the confessional and Beat poets of the 1960s http://dwakoski.com/

Percy Bysshe ShelleyAug 4,1792 born, English poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley, was one of the major English Romantic poets and is regarded by many critics as among the finest lyric poets in the English language.

The Call to Freedom
"Rise like Lions after slumber
In invanquishable number-
Shake your chins to earth like dew
Which in sleep has fallen on you-
Ye are many-they are few"

August 4, 1951, Happy Birthday, Roger Strobel, San Francisco artist and musician

August. 5,1850 ~ born, French novelist and poet, Guy de Maupassant

"Love means the body, the soul, the life the entire being. We feel love as we feel the warmth of our blood, we breathe love as we breathe air, we hold it in ourselves as we hold our thoughts.
Nothing more exists for us."

Diane di PrimaAugust 6, 1934
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Diane di Prima, revolutionary activist of the 1960s - Beat literary renaissance, heroic in life and poetics: a learned humorous bohemian, classically educated and twentieth-century radical, her writing, informed by Buddhist equanimity, is exemplary in imagist, political and mystical modes. A great woman poet in second half of American century, she broke barriers of race-class identity, delivered a major body of verse brilliant in its particularity. ~ Allen Ginsberg
RANT: FRON A COOL PLACe

August 7,1956~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY,
John Dowling, San Francisco artist and poet
. Your friends remember you with love and still speak of happy times they enjoyed with you, and the beauty of your art continues to inspire us.

A Prayer on my lips
Sounds as muttering
To passerby
As I walk down the street
I sound a fitful chant
To myself and my idea
Of compassion and the
Eternal moment

My steps and thoughts are fleeting
The traffic drifts unconsciously
As people walk past me
Hopefully not noticing
My repetition,
gesture and movement.

John Dowling,
Crash, sex,deception &rebellion,(2005)

August 9, 1940
Happy Birthday, local poets writer, Jack Foley, born in New Jersey, local poet, writer, historian , and critic.
http://jack-adellefoley.com/

August 12, 1859 -- Katherine Lee Bates lives. Best remembered as the author of the words to the anthem "America the Beautiful." Had a 25-year "Boston marriage" with Katharine Coman (social activist, distinguished economist), a fellow professor at Wellesley College.
Katherine Lee Bates(wikipedia)

August 14, Happy Birthday, Jane Rades, San Francisco poet, artist and world traveler.
My Adopted City  Jane Rades website

August 15, 1771 --Sir Walter Scott lives, Edinburgh. Scottish writer, a born storyteller & master of dialogue, one of the greatest historical novelists.

August 15, 1785 -- Famous opium addict Thomas De Quincey lives, Manchester. Wrote Confessions of an English Opium-Eater. His influence in depicting nightmarish movements of mind is later seen in the works of Edgar Allan Poe & Charles Baudelaire. wikipedia

August 16, 1920 ~Poet, novelist, and short story writer. Charles Bukowski was born on this day. His writings have an emphasis on the ordinary lives of poor Americans, the act of writing, alcohol, relationships with women, and the drudgery of work. In 1986 Time called Bukowski a "laureate of American lowlife"

August 16, 1929 born, Bill Evans in Plainfield, N.J. Bill Evans was a prolific creative artist and a genuinely compassionate and gentle man, often in the face of his recurring health problems, struggles with drug abuse, and his restless nature. His rich legacy remains undiminished.
He died Sept. 15, 1980 age 51)
Bill Evans, Jazz pianist
Bill Evans @ www.allaboutjazz

' When you play music you discover a part of yourself that you never knew existed' ~ Bill Evans

August 16~ Happy Birthday San Francisco poet Dan Brady, host of Sacred Grounds Poetry Series. The Poet's One Page Guide to San Francisco's Open Mic Poetry Scene
by Dan Brady

August 17, 1939
Ed SandersEd Sanders was born in Kansas City .Sanders is an American poet, singer, social activist, environmentalist, author, publisher and leader of the band The Fugs. Many say Ed Sanders was the bridge between Beat and Hippie generations.
An interview with Ed Sanders

"Poetry is the most intimate path, in my opinion, toward confronting Ultimate Truth for Humans; Music comes close behind Poetry in this regard.
" Ed Sanders

August 22, 1893 ~ born, Dorothy Parker, American writer, poet .

"Some men break your heart in two,
Some men fawn and flatter,
Some men never look at you;
And that clears up the matter."
~ Dorothy Parker

Thursday, August 22 ~ Happy Birthday!
Bay Area poet Jan Steckel.
Jan Steckel website

August 24, 1899 ~ born Jorge Luis Borges, Argentian author.

"The flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery, which is worth nothing."~
Jorge Luis Borges

Sir Henry Maximilian BeerbohmAugust 24, 1872 ~ Born,Sir Henry Maximilian Beerbohm, English Illustrator, and caricaturist.
Max's Art  Bibliography
Max Beerbohm wikipedia


Rosetti's Garden by Max Beerbohn
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Rosetti's Garden by Max Beerbohm

August 24, 1899
born Jorge Luis Borges, Argentian author
"The flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery, which is worth nothing."

Appollinaire August 26, 1990 ~ Guillaume Appollinaire French poet; precursor of surrealism.(1880-1918)
Appollinare (wikipedia)
Appollinaire


“When man resolved to imitate walking, he invented the wheel, which does not look like a leg. In doing this, he was practicing surrealism without knowing it.”~ Guillaume Apollinaire

The Horse
The Horse by Appollinaire
visual poetry by Apollinaire

August 28, 1828.
born ,Count Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist, who was wicked for years, reformed himself and became a good friend of Ghandi's.

"Everyone thinks of changing the world,  but nobody thinks of changing himsel." ~ Tolstoy

August 28, 1749 ~ born, Johann Wolfgang von GoetheJohann Wolfgang von Goethe , German author, poet, painter, scientist, philosopher, and statesman,
Goethe poetry and links


"Love is an ideal thing,  marriage a real thing;  a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished
~Johann von Goethe~

August 29, 1820 ~ Charlie ParkerHappy Birthday Charlie Parker, born in a suburb of Kansas City. At age eleven, he had just begun to play the saxophone. At age twenty he was leading a revolution in modern jazz music. At thirty-four, he was dead from years of drug and alcohol use. One of a handful of musicians who can be said to have permanently changed jazz,
Charlie Parker(wikipedia)
Bird Lives

SPARRING WITH BEATNIK GHOSTS

 
TUESDAY AUGUST 19, 2014

Tuesday August 19, 2014
12:30 pm,
Jessie Square
736 Mission Street
San Francisco

Poetic Tuesday!
Need some poetry and music to spice up your lunch?
Stop by the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
when Litquake features
Oscar Bermeo (To the Break of Dawn),
John Evans (Young Widower: A Memoir),
Katie Peterson (The Accounts),
Nikki Thompson,
and singer-songwriter Kate Gaffney.
free!


Tuesday, August 19, 2014
8:00-10:30pm
Viracocha
998 Valencia Street
San Francisco

The WordParty poetry & open mic & live jazz
hosted by Jennifer Barone & Ingrid Keir
and featuring live jazz with Nova Jazz,
Daniel Heffez
, Leslie Thorne, and Geordie Van Der Bosch
$10 donation; open mic sign-up at 8:00pm sharp
WORDPARTY
(every third Tuesday of the month)
♫•* ♫ JAZZ /POETRY ♫•* ♫

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WEDNESDAY AUGUST 20, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
2727 Mariposa, 2nd floor
(BAVC),
San Francisco

San Francisco Poetry Open Mike Podcast TV Show
featuring poets;
Karen Melander-Mcgoon and Martin Marshall
Produced by John Rhodes.
You are invited to participate in the open mike after the featured poets.
Watch past shows on: http://sanfranciscopoetry.blip.tv/
Youtube Open Mic hosted by Stephen Kopel
Watch Stephen Kopel hosted past open mic with HERE
VIEW The TV show on channel 29 and U-verse 99
every Thursday at 7:30 pm
SAN FRANCISCO POETRY OPEN MIC PODCAST TV SHOW SERIES



Wednesday August 20, 2014
6:30 pm sign up, readings until 9:50 pm
Sacred Grounds Cafe
2095 Hayes @ Cole
San Francisco

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



Wednesday August 20, 2014
6:30 pm
Goethe-Institut San Francisco
Auditorium
530 Bush Street (street level)
San Francisco
(415) 263-8760

POLL
Directed by: Chris Kraus
Film - POLL
(Germany 2010)129 min.
(German with English subtitles)
A story of ones first, tragically ending
love in times of World War I.
TRAILER
Suggested donation: $5
FILM

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THURSDAY AUGUST 21, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014
5:30 pm-8 pm
(auction ends at 7:30 pm)
SOMA STUDIOS
689 Bryant Street,
San Francisco

Stop by to view artists busy at work in their studios today at the
OPEN SOMA STUDIOS AND SILENT AUCTION BENEFIT
share you love in action with a purchase of art contributed to Benefit San Francisco Suicide Prevention for SF Suicide Prevention Help Lines.
San Francisco Suicide Prevention is the oldest community-based
telephone crisis center in the United States.
Soma Studio Art Auction Benefit for San Francisco Suicide Prevention
An exclusive art event – completely free to attend!
We will have wine and light refreshments served as well.
No RSVP required
ART SHOW AUCTION /BENEFIT FOR SFSUICIDE PREVENTION



Thursday August 21, 2014
Goethe-Institut San Francisco
ART-Lounge
530 Bush Street (street level)
San Francisco

Opening reception: Thursday,August 21, 2014 at 6:30 pm
Artists Peter Eickmeyer and Gaby von Borstel in person
~*~
Exhibition
"No Escape"

(Friday August 22 - September 12 2014)
© Peter Eickmeyer©
Erich Maria Remarques‘ classic “All Quiet on the Western Front“
turned Graphic Novel by Peter Eickmeyer
Free admission
ART/RECEPTION



Thursday August 21, 2014
6:30 pm
Readers Bookstore
Fort Mason Building C
Fort Mason Center
San Francisco
(415)771-1076

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



Thursday, August  21, 2014
7:00 pm
The Green Arcade
1680 Market Street @Gough
San Francisco
(415) 431-6800

BOHEMIANS
Boemians book cover
with contributors
Sharon Rudahl, Joel Schecter, Jay Kinney, and Trina Robbins
Written and drawn by an all-star cast of comic artists,
Bohemians is a broad and entertaining account of the
rebel impulse in American cultural history.
followed by a book signing.
NEW BOOK RELEASE AND SIGNING

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FRIDAY AUGUST 22, 2014

Friday August 22, 2014
7:00 pm
ANSWER Coalition
2969 Mission St.
at 26th St.
near 24th St. BART; #14, 49 MUNI
San Francisco,
(415)821-6545

AIM leader DENNIS BANKS presents film "A Good Day to Die"
‭Film- A Good Day To Die
We are proud to host Dennis Banks, Native American leader
and co-founder of the American Indian Movement (A.I.M.), to
speak and present the documentary "A Good Day to Die."
DENNIS BANKS DOCUMENTARY



Friday, August 22
7:30 pm (Doors open at 7 pm)
David Brower Center
2150 Center Street
Berkeley (directions)
510-859-9100.

Join us for an evening of great music
Country Joe McDonald and special guest Bob Reid.
Country Joe McDonald  Bob Weir
Presented by Earth Island Institute
Berkeley resident Joe McDonald was the co-founder of
Country Joe & the Fish, and he’s a long-time advocate for
Vietnam veterans, nurses, animals, and the environment.
Please share you love in action by supporting the Earth Island InstituteGet your EII BENEFIT concert tickets online today!
Tickets are $25 and all proceeds benefit Earth Island Institute.
Please Note: No tickets will be issued. Your name will be
at the registration desk. No reserved seats. Seating
will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

MUSIC BENEFIT FOR EARTH ISLAND INSTITUTE

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SATURDAY AUGUST 23, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Accion Latina
2958 24th Street
(bet. Harrison and Alabama streets)
San Francisco

Talleres de Poesía, Acción Latina and
Luna’s Press & Bookstore present:
The 3rd Annual Flor y Canto para
nuestros niños y niñas refugiados en la frontera.
The 3rd Annual Flor y Canto

 Please support the Love in Action of the San Francisco Poetry & Music Caravan traveling to visit the children at the borderProceeds from this event will support the
San Francisco Poetry & Music Caravan
traveling to visit the children at the border and hand
deliver the educational materials donated by our community
including Spanish books, educational games/activities,
arts & crafts kits and more.
LOVE IN ACTION BENEFIT FOR THE CHILDREN ON THE BORDER



Saturday, August 23, 2014
7:00-9:00 pm
Frank Bette Center for the Arts
1601 Paru, at Lincoln,
Alameda, ca

A poetry reading with
Robert A. McNally and Gayle Eleanor
open mic follows, hosted by Jeanne Lupton,
donation, (jeany98@aol.com
POETRY READING/OPEN MIC



Saturday August 23, 2014
Doors 7:00 pm Show 7:30 pm
Art House Gallery & Cultural Center
2905 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley
(510) 472-3170

Freddie Krc,Sal Valentino,Al Staehely and Sam Andrew
Freddie Krc (Peter Lewis of Moby Grape)
Sal Valentino of The Beau Brummels), Al Staehely of Spirit).
and Sam Andrew (Big Brother and the Holding Company)
(BIOS) ~ $10-$20 Donation ~ Please Support the Arts! ~
All Ages and Wheelchair Accessible
♫•* ♫MUSIC AND SONG♫•* ♫

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SUNDAY AUGUST 24, 2014

Sunday , August 24, 2014
Noon - 4:00 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church
Martin Luther King Room
1187 Geary St. at Franklin
San Francisco

Silkworm Peace / Kailo Heiwa Institute presents
THOMAS TAKASHI TANEMORI
Hiroshima Survivor Samurai Peacemaker
Artist Author Historian Minister
MEET THE ARTIST
Artist's RECEPTION and book signing,
Hiroshima: Bridge to Forgiveness
Hiroshima by Takashi Tanemori
inconjunction with
US & JAPAN: A Bridge Between Nations

(August 6th ~ September 22, 2014
Takashi Tanemori's Art Exhibition
Takashi Tanemori's Art

An eighty piece series in the "Garyu-Shiki' collage style
commissioned for exhibition by the Atomic Testing
Site Museum, las Vegas
World Premiert Film Screenin: Return to HIROSHIMA
family bonds and the atomic bomb
ARTIST/AUTHOR /BOOK SIGNING


MONDAY AUGUST 25, 2014

TUESDAY AUGUST 26, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
6:00 pm
Mechanics' Institute Library
57 Post St.
San Francisco
(415) 393-010

Dylan Thomas and America
Dr.Nerys Williams, award-winning Welsh poet and academic
outlines the life and poetry of Dylan Thomas and discusses his experiences in America and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Samples of Thomas reading his own poetry
will be the highlight of the evening.

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WEDNESDAY AUGUST 27, 2014

Wednesday August 27, 2014
6:30 pm sign up, readings until 9:50 pm
Sacred Grounds Cafe
2095 Hayes @ Cole
San Francisco

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



Wednesday August 27, 2014
7:00 pm
The Emerald Tablet
80 Fresno St.
San Francisco map
(415)500-2323

VIET ARCANE: Jack Hirschman’s Long-Lost Book-Long Poem
The Emerald Tablet is very pleased to welcome Jack Hirschman
back to celebrate the publication of Viet Arcane (Regent Press),
a book-length poem that was lost for 42 years
and recently discovered!
Free. Delicious complimentary food.
Drinks by donation.
POETRY READING



Wednesday, August 20, 2014
7:30 pm
Humanist Hall
390 27th street
Oakland
510-451-5818.

Film Series on Oppression of Art by the State
Wed, Aug 20, 2014, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Art of the Steal
Directed by: Don Argott 1 hr. 41 min.
Film- The Art of the Steal
Roger Ebertof the Chicago Sun-Times wrote, "It is perfectly
clear exactly what Barnes specified in his will. It was drawn up
by the best legal minds. It is clear that what happened to his
collection was against his wishes. It is clear that the city
fathers acted in obviation of those wishes, and were
upheld in a court of appeals. What is finally clear:
It doesn't matter a damn what your will says if you have
$25 billion, and politicians and the establishment want it."
Potluck & Social Hour 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
FILM/ DOCUMENTARY

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THURSDAY AUGUST 28, 2014

Thursday August 28, 2014
6:30 pm
Readers Bookstore
Fort Mason Building C
Fort Mason Center
San Francisco
(415)771-1076

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

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FRIDAY AUGUST 29, 2014

SATURDAY AUGUST 30 2014

Saturday , August 30, 2014
2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
SAN FRANCISCO MIME COMPANY
JFK Drive & Peacock Meadow,
Btwn Panhandle and Conservatory of Flowers
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco (map)
San Francisco

Please contribute to the San Francisco Mime Company so they can continue their Love In Action performances
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)
Please contribute generously to the San Francisco Mime Troupe

RIPPLE EFFECT
San Francisco Mime Troupe 2014 poster
Photographer: DavidAllenStudio.com - Poster Design: Nina Grosser
Research is underway to fish from the sea of issues and formats ...
the summer show that'll strike fear in the hearts of those who
would deny progress of humanity into a just and sustainable
future and spark the fire of activism in the hearts of
all those who are needed to achieve that future.
Full Schedule ~ Ticket Info: FREE (donation)
SAN FRANCISCO MIME TROUPE ANNUAL EVENT



Saturday and Sunday August 30th and 31st
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
San Francisco County Fair Building
(formerly Hall of Flowers)
1199 9th Ave and Lincoln Way
in Golden Gate Park)

San Francisco Zine Fest
The Bay Area's Premiere Zine Festival
More information www.sfzinefest.org/
SAN FRANCISCO ANNUAL ZINEFEST



Saturday, August 30, 2014
Doors 7:00 pm. Show 7:30 pm sharp!
The Emerald Tablet
80 Fresno St.
San Francisco map
(415) 500-2323

The Emerald Tablet is thrilled to host
BAY AREA POETRY MARATHON: curated by Donna de la Perrière
Each month of the summer, this series features a
stellar list of poetry superheroes.
The third show includes
Megan Breiseth, Trevor Calvert, Natalie Catasus,
Norma Cole, Gillian Conoley, Owen Hill,
Andrew Joron, Kevin Killian,
and Nora Toomey!
$5 suggested donation. Nobody turned away for lack of funds.
Delicious complimentary food.
POETRY READING SERIES

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SUNDAY AUGUST 31 2014

Sunday August 3, and Monday Sept. 1st
SAN FRANCISCO MIME COMPANY
Dolores Park
Sun, Aug 31st @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
Mon, Sep 1st @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
19th St. & Dolores St.,
San Francisco

Please contribute to the San Francisco Mime Company so they can continue their Love In Action performancesTo make this work accessible the Mime Troupe
performs its shows in local parks at a
price everyone can afford: FREE.!
~ However they do ask for donations ~
Please support our San Francisco Mime Troupe
with as generous a contribution as is possible for you.
SAN FRANCISCO MIME TROUPE ANNUAL EVENT

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RANT: FRON A COOL PLACE
'I see no end of it, but the turning upside down
of the entire world.' - Erasmus

We are in the middle of a bloody, heartrending revolution
Called America, called the Prostestant reformation, called
Western man.
Called individual consciousness, meaning I need a refrigerator
and a car

And milk and meat for the kids so I can discover that I don't
need a car
Or a refrigerator, or meat, or even milk, just rice and a place
with no wind to sleep next to someone
Two someones keeping warm in the winter learning to weave
To pot and to putter, learning to steal honey from bees,
wearing the bedclothes by day, sleeping under
(or in) them at night: hoarding bits of glass, coloored stones,
and stringing beads
How long before we come to that blessed definable state
Known as buddhahood, primative man, people in a landscape
together like trees, the second childhod of man

I don't know if I will make it somehow nearer by saying all this
out loud, for christ sake, that Stevenson was killed, that
Shastri was killed
both having dined with Marietta Tree
the wife of a higher-up in the Cia
both out of their own countries mysteriously dead, as how
many others
as Marilyn Monroe, wept over in so many tabloids
done in for sleeping with Jack Kennedy - this isn't a poem -
full of cold prosaic fact
thirteen done in in the Oswals plot : Jack Ruby's cancer that
disappeared in autopsy
the last of a long line - and they're waiting to get Tim Leary
Bob Dylan
Allen Ginsberg
LeRoi Jones --as, who killed Malcom X? They give themselves
away
with TV programs on the Third Reich, and I wonder if I'll live
to sit in Hanoi or Peking
see TV programs of LBJ's Reich, our great SS analysed , our
money exposed, the plot to keep Africa
genocide in Southeas Asia now in progress Laos Vietnam
Thailand Cambodia O soft spoken Sukarno
O great stone Buddhas with sad negroid lips torn down by us by the red guard all one force
one levelling mad mechanism, gring it down to earth and
swamp to sea to powder
till Mozart is something a few men can whistle
or play on a homemade flute and we bow to each other
telling old tales half remembered gathering shells
learning again 'all being are from the very beginning Buddhas'
or glowing and dying radiation and plague we come to that final
greart love illumination

'FROM THE VERY FIRST NOTHING IS.'
Diane di Prima, January 1967
from Revoluntionary Letters (pub.last Gasp (2007)
a new poem added to the this edition to address some to the
history of past years, and written as various occassions arose.

 

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BOOKS BY SAN FRANCISCO POETS

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

Tony Serra: The Green, Yellow and Purple Years
 

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

  Arcana: A Festschrift for Jack Hirschman
Arcana: A Festschrift for Jack Hirschman
 
The Long Blue Book
by Joan Gelfand


The Long Blue Book
Meanwhile
in San Francisco

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

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

Snippets by Bill Berkson
(Omerta, 2013)


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


ART

ONGOING

Caldwell Snyder Gallery
341 Sutter Street
San Francisco
(415) 392-2299

Karl Klingbiel & Marti Somers
(August 7- September 15, 2014)
Karl Klingbiel painting  Marti Somers mixed media
Recent paintings by California artist
Marti Somers and
New York artist Karl Klingbiel.
Open Mon. through Sat., 10 - 6 - Sunday 11 - 5
FIRST THRSDAY ART SHOW
~*~

San Francisco Main Library
Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B (downstairs)
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco

SERIGRAFIA

(now through Sept. 7, 2014).
Serigrafia- Silk Screen exhibition
in the Jewett Gallery of the Main Library
~*~

ONGOING

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

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

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

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

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

GALLERIES

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

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

Live Worms Gallery
1345 Grant Avenue
San Francisco
415.307.1222

111 Minna Gallery
111 Minna Street
San Francisco

MIRUS GALLERY
540 Howard Street
San Francisco

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

A Woman’s Eye Gallery
678 Portola Drive
San Francisco

Caldwell Snyder Gallery
341 Sutter Street
San Francisco
(415) 392-2299
~*~





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FILM


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

  ODDBALL FILMS
275 Capp Street,
San Francisco

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

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

1345 Bush Street
San Francisco

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

♥~*~♥

Held Over Through August 21th
Starts Friday, August 8, 2014
Opera Plaza Cinema
601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
(415) 771-0183

ALIVE INSIDE
Film- Alive Inside
Director Michael Rossato-Bennett and social worker Dan Cohen (featured in the film) will appear in person
Alive Inside is a joyous exploration of our relationship with music and how it can re-awaken our souls to discover the deepest parts of humanity.
♥~*~♥

Showing through August 21, 2014
Embarcadero Center Cinema
1 Embarcadero Center
Promenade Level
San Francisco

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


ROXIE THEATRE

3117 16th Street
San Francisco

See the Roxie Theater Calendar
♥~*~♥


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Love in Action eventLOVE IN ACTION


The Prisoners Literature Project
The Prisoners Literature Project
Volunteer With Us

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


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


The Imagine Bus
The Imagine Bus

bringing arts education
where it's needed most

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

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


Red Poppy Gallery Family Art Program

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

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



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 ONGONG MONTHLY

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


***RADIO ONLINE***©
Wednesday: 3:00 pm
JACK FOLEY's"Cover to Cover"
KPFA 94.1 FM
streaming audio
~*~

Every Friday -Noon to 3pm
AVOTCJA On The Radio &
The World Wide Web
KPOO-FM 89.5FM
La Veda Musical/The Musical Truth
playing the best of African, Caribbean, Jazz, Bomba, Plena & Latin dance.

~*~

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

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

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.
hosted by San Francisco writers,
Nicholas Leaskou, Jay Thomas and Delia Tramontina.
Links to all our archived shows, can be found at poetasradio.blogspot.com You can
also find our podcasts by going to ITUNES and searching for
‘Poet as Radio.
~*~

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 - creative1@creativeideasforyou.com -
Every Thursday~7 pm ~  Bazaar Cafe - 5927 California Street -
between 21st / 22nd Avenue - (415) 831-5620 -San Francisco map
open mic, spoken wd, original acoustic music.  Go a bit early to be assured a seat.
Every Thursday ~6:30 pm~ Readers Café & Bookstore ~
Building C, South End, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
(415)771-1011 Poetry Reading at Readers Cafe curated by Jack Hirschman
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library poet-in-residence

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BJ PAPA Interview by Catz Forsman.

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


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

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