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  1859 Powell St, #122
  San Francisco, CA   94133
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 Out Of Our Poetry Magazine'

 North Coast Literary Review
  Online submission for print journal


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The SAN FRANCISCO ART AND POETRY CALENDAR IS UPDATED DAILY
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2014
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.
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nicole, sfheart.com

 

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

Adobe Books,
826 Valencia
San Francisco

Alley Cat Books
3036 24th St.
San Francisco

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

Beat Museum
540 Broadway
North Beach
San Francisco

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

California Historical Society
678 Mission Street
San Francisco

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

CITY ARTS & LECTURES
upcoming events

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

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

*The Emerald Tablet
80 Fresno St.
San Francisco map

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

Folio Books
3957 24th Street
San Francisco

Galería de la Raza
2857 24th Street
San Francisco

Green Apple Books
506 Clement St.
San Francisco

Green Apple Books on the Park
1231 9th Ave
San Francisco

The Green Arcade
1680 Market St,
San Francisco

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

Mechanic's Institute Library
57 Post St.
San Francisco

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

Modern Times Bookstore Collective
2919 24th St at Florida
San Francisco

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

Palace of the Legion of Honor
Lincoln Park
100 34th Avenue
San Francisco

Red Poppy Art House
2698 Folsom Street
San Francisco

Sacred Grounds Cafe
2095 Hayes @ Cole
San Francisco

*San Francisco Main Library
Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin
San Francisco (map)

San Francisco Center for the Book

SF Live Arts at Cyprian’s

SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan St.
(between 8th & 9th)
SOMA
San Francisco

Sweet Sanctum
640-A Stanyan St.
(415) 244-7174

Unitarian Universalist Society
1187 Franklin St (@ Geary)
San Francisco.

Viracocha
998 Valencia Street
San Francisco

 

 

 

 

 

The Decline & Fall of San Francisco

The Chinese waiter wearing
a stained gray vest
wipes the counter tops.
In the back kitchen
a cook is making pot stickers
and chow fun for me.
I'm sitting in a North Beach
Taiwanese restaurant alone
drawing octagons and writing these words.
The thousand bicycles rode up
Columbus and turned on Vallejo.
Many were covered with lights
their riders in Halloween costumes.
The last of the poets
in the Café Trieste
are drawing and writing
on the back of Fanny Renoir's painting.
I remember my first view of San Francisco
crossing the massive Bay Bridge,
her beauty beckoning me.
No longer can she welcome
those in need of love -
the owners gouging
a thousand dollars a room.
The Lost and Found Saloon
formerly the Coffee Gallery
now closed after almost 50 years.
Dino Valenti, and Janis sang there,
and a thousand poets read
their poems from its stage.
Lit cigarettes and beer bottles
flung at the worst
and most pompous poets,
applause stirring the best.
Where are you Danny Propper,
Gene Ruggles, Wayne Miller,
Carol Lee Sanchez, Jerry Kamstra,
Steve Levine and Gregory?
Blue, what a regal beauty you were!
The voices diminished
and now silent.

Allen Cohen

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
Leonard Irvingstar
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
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)
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

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

April 13, 1962 ~ Rachel Carson's book indicting the pesticide industry, Silent Spring, is published.
Two years later on April 13, 1964, American ecology writer Rachel Carson falls silent in Silver Spring, Maryland. "The beauty of the living world I was trying to save has always been uppermost in my mind — that, & anger at the senseless, brutish things that were being done. "...Rachel Carson

Apr 26, 1967
Video Sutra II Video Sutra II
Andy Warhol
Michael McClure
Grateful Dead
@ KQED
(San Francisco

 

 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

ALord Buckleypril 5, 1906 born, Hipster, flipster musician Lord Buckley in Stockton, California.

 


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

April 9, 1932 born, Paul Krassner. an author, journalist, comedian, and the founder, editor and a frequent contributor to the freethought magazine The Realist, first published in 1958. Krassner became a key figure in the counterculture of the 1960s as a member of Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters and a founding member of the Yippies.
Krassner's website
The Realist Archive Project

April 11, 1944 ~ born, Csaba Antal Polony, the founder and editor of Left Curve Journal, an artist-Csaba Polonyproduced magazine dedicated to critiquing “crises of modernity” that he published for nearly four decades, refusing the whole time to run advertisements. Csaba Polony was a gentleman scholar artist -kind and generous in spirit and deed - beloved father and friend - his life's work was devoted to sharing truth and knowledge ~
On March 9, 2014, Csaba passed away peacefully at his home.
Csaba Polony reflections

April 18, 1925
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ~ BOB KAUFMAN

Bob Kaufman by Jean Carlisle~born, poet Bob Kaufman in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1959, Bob Kaufman was one to founders of Beatitude.
Afterwards, They Shall Dance

Biography of Bob Kaufman by A.D. Winans
(photo: Kaufman 1985 ©Jean Carlisle)

RESPONSE  for Eileen

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

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

Bob Kaufman
~*~

April 23, 1941 ~ April 30, 2004
Allen Cohen
poet ALLEN COHEN was born in Brooklyn, New York, and moved to San Franciso in the early '60's. With his gifts of a visionary mind, a compassionate heart and the sincere belief that Peace, Love and Justice could be achieved through organized non violent effort rather than violent confrontation and armed only with his pen and his words, Allen Cohen was an inspiration to his generation.
Please visit http://www.allencohen.us/
for more information about his work and wonderful photos, media and more generously shared by Ann Cohen.
The Decline & Fall of San Francisco

GONE BEYOND

April. 5, 1997
beat poet, Allen Ginsberg died on this day in his East Village loft in New York City, succumbing to liver cancer via complications of hepatitis. He was 70 years old and had continued to write through his final illness, with his last poem, "Things I'll Not Do (Nostalgias)", written on March 30.
http://allenginsbergdvd.com

April 5, 2003 ~ Kirby Doyle (70), San Francisco Beat poet and writer, died in Laquana Honda in San Francisco.
Remembrances of Kirby Doyle  by McClure, Peter Coyote, Tisa Walden, Philomene Longand John Thomas, and Claude Hayward
Kirby Doyle page
 Hammond Guthrie's Third Page
"The Birth of Digger Batman"
   by Kirby Doyle,as published in The Digger Papers
photo of Billy Batman & Kirby Doyle  ~  by Chuck Gould, (Diggers website)
obituary, & announcement of memorial reading(S F Chronicle

April 25, 2011 ` IRA COHEN departed this eathly llife. Many artists have been greatly influenced by  Ira Cohen, world traveler, multi media artist, poet, photographer, filmmaker, and President of The Akashic Record.Allen Cohen

Ira Cohen Poems From The Akashic Record

SUNDAY APRIL 26, 2015

56th SFInternational Film Festival
Eclectic selection of films are offered this year as always!
Check the calendar now and secure your tickets.

IRIS
Film Iris

“It’s better to be happy than well dressed,”
says nonagenarian style maven Iris Apfel.
Better yet, why not be both?
(just one of the 25 films showing at the festival today)



17th Glen Park Festival



Sunday April 26, 2015
Bird & Beckett Books
653 Chenery St.
bet. Diamond and Castro
San Francisco (map)
(415)586-3733

star2:30 pm ~ 4:00 pmstar
Walker Talks… on the Eranos Conferences
~*~
4:30 pm ~ 6:30 pm
Josh Workman Quartet
Perfect timing ~ the annual Glen Park Festival,
will be wrapping up just as guitarist Josh Workman
is taking the stage at Bird & Beckett



Sunday April 26, 2015
2pm-3pm
THE VALLEJO BOOK-STORE
638 Marin st
Vallejo, CA.
1(707)590-0669

presenting the Poetry of
BILL VARTNAW & AVOTCJA
of Taurean Horn Press
Wheel Chair Accessible
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
please tell everyone you know & bring a friend
www.Avotcja.org



Sunday April 26, 2015
6:00-8:00pm
826 Valencia
826 Valencia Street
San Francisco

Read This Poem: Bay Area Poets Picking Poets
featuring Dean Rader, Jennifer Elise Foerster, Cedar Sigo,
Julian Talamantez Brolaski, Zoe Tuck & Tessa Micaela

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   MONDAY APRIL 27, 2015


TUESDAY APRIL 28, 2015


Tuesday, April 28, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mark Hopkins Hotel
999 California Street @ Mason Street)
San Francisco


presents
“Beat Generation goddess”
ruth weiss w/All That Jazz
with Doug O’Connor (Acoustic Bass),
Rent Romus (Saxophone),
and Hal Davis (Percussion)



Tuesday, April 28, 2015
7:00 pm
City Lights Books
261 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco

Amber Tamblyn
discussing her new book of non-fiction
Dark Sparkler
(Forward by Diane di Prima)
from Harper-Perennial
The lives of more than twenty-five actresses lost before
their time—from Marilyn Monroe to Brittany Murphy—
explored in a haunting, provocative new work
by an acclaimed poet and actress.



Tuesday, April 28, 2015
7:00 pm
Viracocha
998 Valencia St.
San Francisco

Litquake is proud to host
The Epicenter:
Bruce Barcott in Conversation with Daniel Duane

celebrating the San Francisco launch of
Bruce Barcott’s newest work, Weed the People.
book cover
Book sales and signing to follow.
$10–15 suggested donation ~ secure your seating online
Co-presented by Green Apple Books
and Harborside Health Center

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WEDNESDAY APRIL 29, 2015

Wednesday, April 29,2015
5:30 to 8:00,
North Light Court (first floor)
San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl,
San Francisco

10TH ANNUAL POEMS UNDER THE DOME
Invites You To Come celebrate National Poetry Month at
San Francisco’s largest open mic poetry event.
San Francisco’s Poet Laureate, Alejandro Murguía,
will read the first poem, then local poets will read their
favorite poems or perform their own. The performances
are apportioned by lotteries held at San Francisco
poetry open mics throughout the month of April.
Time is limited to three minutes for each reader,
This is a great chance to hear from many local poets.



Wednesday, April 29 2015
6:30 pm sign up, readings until 9:50 pm
Sacred Grounds Cafe
2095 Hayes @ Cole
San Francisco

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

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THURSDAY APRIL 30, 2015

Thursday April 30, 2015
6:00 am
Red Poppy Art House
2698 Folsom St
San Francisco

Black + Brown Lives Matter Performance + Dialogue Series: disruptions – MultiMedia + Spoken Word Open
disruptions is part of the year-long Black + Brown Lives Matter Performance + Dialogue Series featuring performances, exhibits, discussions, and actions led by artivists, community organizers and residents of neighborhoods addressing engaged social change and gentrification.
Curated by Mark Sabb and Michael Warr



Thursday April 30, 2015
6:30 pm
Readers Bookstore,
Fort Mason Building C
Fort Mason Center
San Francisco
(415)771-1076

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



Thursday, April 30, 2015
7:00 P.M.
City Lights Books
261 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco

Robert Scheer in conversation with Mark Rumold,
Electronic Frontier Foundation
discussing his new book
They Know Everything About You
from Public Affairs Books



April 30, 2015
7:00 pm
Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
1881 Post Street (at Fillmore)
San Francisco

58th San Francisco International Film Festival
Boomtown: Remaking San Francisco
The modern history of San Francisco is marked by booms and busts and continuous reshaping. Whether it delights or disturbs is open to debate. This variety program addresses that ever-burning San Francisco conundrum, “How does our city deal with change?”
Other Films on the SFIFF Calendar today



Thursday, April 30,2015
7pm - 9pm.
Java Beach Cafe
396 La Playa Street
San Francisco

The music train keeps a-rollin … all down to Ocean Beach
Steve Taylor in a free solo acoustic show from
Java Beach, at the very end of Muni's N Judah line
at Ocean Beach, is a fun & friendly coffee bar + kitchen: www.javabeachsf.com
www.reverbnation.com/stevetaylorramirez

 

 

New Stanzas for Amazing Grace

I dreamed I dwelled in a homeless place
Where I was lost alone
Folk looked right through me into space
And passed with eyes of stone
O homeless hand on many a street
Accept this change from me
A friendly smile or word is sweet
As fearless charity
Woe workingman who hears the cry
And cannot spare a dime
Nor look into a homeless eye
Afraid to give the time
So rich or poor no gold to talk
A smile on your face
The homeless ones where you may walk
Receive amazing grace
I dreamed I dewelled in a homeless place
Where I was lost alone
Folk looked right through me into space
And passed with eyes of stone

Allen Ginsberg
April 2, 1994 allenginsbergdvd.com/fifthpage.html 

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BOB KAUFMAN


Further Notes Dis- & Re- Garding Abomunism by Bonkauf

(The following translation is the first publication of the live
sea scroll, found by an old oil well driller. He first saw
them on the dead beds of the live sea. Thinking they were ancient
bubble gum wrappers he took them to town to trade in for hashish
coupons. As chance would have it, the hashish pipes were in the
hands of a visiting American relief official, who reluctantly sur-
rendered them in return for two villages and a canal.
(We developed the cunic script by smearing it with tantastic sun
lotion, after which we took it down to the laudermat and placed
it in the dryer for two hours ($1.20). We then ate four pounds of
garlic bread & frinked; then we translated this diary. We feel
this is one of the oldest Abomunist documents yet discovered.)

Monday - B.C. - minus 4 - 10 o'sun a.m.:
Narereth getting too hot, fuzz broke up two of my poetry read-
ings last night. Beat vagrancy charge by carrying my tool box to
court -- carpenters O.K. splitting Jeru.as soon as I get wheels.

Tuesday - - minus 3 - 8 o'sun p.m.:
Jeru. cool, Roman fuzz busy having a ball, never bother you un-
less someone complains. Had a ball this morning, eighty -sixed some
square bankers from the Temple, read long poem on revolt. Noticed
cats taking notes, maybe they are publisher's agents, hope so, it
would be crazy to publish with one of those big Roman firms.

Wednesday - B.C. - minus 2 - 11 o'sun a.m.:
Local poets and literary pople throwing a big dinner for me
tonight, which should be a gas. Most of the cats here real cool,
writing real far out -- only cat bugs me is this Judas, got shook
up when I refused to loan him thirty pieces of silver, he seems to
be hung up on loot, must be a lush.

Thursday - B.C. - minus 1 - 10 o'sun p.m.:
I am writing this in my cell. I was framed. How can they give
the death sentence on charges of diSorderly conduct, and having
public readings without a permit? It's beyond me. O well, there's
always hope. Maybe that lawyer Judas is getting me can swing it.
If he can't, God help me.

Friday - Neutral - 5 o'sun a.m.:
Roman turnkey was around passsing out crosses. The two thieves
have good connections so they got first crack at them -- I got
stuck with the biggest one. One of the guards doesn't dig my beard
and sandals -- taunted me all night. I 'm goin to be cool now, but
tomorrow I'll tell him to go to hell, and what's so groovy is: he
will. o... somebody coming. I feel sort of abomunable. Barrabas
gets a suspended sentence and I make the hill. What a drag.
Well, that's poetry, and Ive got to spilt now.

Since it is election time, Abomunists
are going to frink more, and naturally, as
hard core abo's, we will feel the need to
express ourselves somewhat more abomunably
than others. We will do this simply by
not expressing ourselves (abomunization)
We will not express ourselves in the fol-lowing terms:

Excerpts for the LEXICON ABOMUNON

ABOMMUNITY: n. Grant Avenue and other frinky places
ABOMUNARCOSIS: n. Addiction to oatmeal cookies and liverwurst.
ABOMUNASIUM n. Place in which abomunastics occur, such as bars,
coffee shops, USOs, juvenile homes, pads, etc.
ABOMUNASTICS: n. Physical Abomunism.
ABOMUNATE, THE: n. The apolitical Corpus Abomunismus.
ABOMUNETTE: n. Female type Abomunist (rare)
ABOMUNIBBLE: v. 1. To bite a daisy. 2. How poets eat.
ABUMUNICATE: v. To dig. (Slang: To Frink.)
ABOMUNICS: n.Abomunistic techniques.
Abomunificance: n. The facade behind the reality of double-
talking billboards.
ABOMUNIFY: v. Square abomuflacks.
ABOMUNISM: n. Footprintism. A rejectionary philosophy founded
by Barrabas (cf. Beatitude 2) and dedicated to peroposi-
tion that the essence foR existence is reality essential and
neither four-sided not frinky, but not non-frinky either.
ABOMUNIST: n. One who avows Abomunism, disavowing almost every-
thing else, especially butterscotch.
ABOMUNITIONS: n. Love, commonly found in the plural state, very.
ABOMUNITY: n. A by-product of abomunarcosis, also obtained by
frinking. (Thus: Frinkism.)
ABONUNIZE: v. To carefully disorganize -- usually associated
with frinking.
ABOMUNOID: adj. Having some Abomunistic qualities such as tragic-
tories, pail faces, or night vision.
ABOMUNOLOGY: n. The systematic study of Abomunism; classes every
other Frinksday, 2 a.m.
ABOMUNOSIS: n. Sweet breath.
ABOMUNOSOPHY: n. Theoretical Abomunism.
ABOMUNULL: n. 1. They. 2. One who is not quite Here.
ABOMUSICAL: adj. Diggable sounds.
ABOMUNINY: n. Regimentation. v. To impose organization from
without, i.e., without oatmeal cookies.

FRINK: v. To (censored). n. (censored) and (censored).
FRINKY: adj. Like (censored).
FRINKISM: n.A sub-cult of Abominism, not authorized nor given
abomunitude by Bomkauf.

-----------------------------compiled by bimgo


Afterwards, They Shall Dance

In the city of St. Francis they have taken down the statue of
          St. Francis,
And the hummingbirds all fly forward to protest, humming
          feather poems.

Bodenheim denounced everyone and wrote, Bodenheim had
          no sweet marijuana dreams,
Patriotic muscateleer, did not die seriously, no poet love to
          end with, gone

Dylan took the stone cat's nap at St. Vincent's, vaticaned
          beer, no defense;
That poem shouted from his nun-filled room, an insult to the
         brain, nerves,
Save now from Swansea, white horses, beer birds, snore
          poems, Wales-bird.

Billie Holiday got lost on the subway and stayed there
          forever.
Raised little peace-of-mind gardens in out of the way
          stations,
And will go on living in wrappers of jazz silence forever,
          loved.

My face feels like a living emotional relief map, forever wet.
My hair is curling in anticipation of my own wild gardening.

Poor Edgar Allan Poe died translated, in unpressed pants,
          ended in light,
Surrounded by ecstatic gold bugs, his hegira blessed
          by Baudelaire's orgy.

Whether I am a poet or not, I use fifty dollars' worth
          of air every day, cool.
In order to exist I hide behind stacks of red and blue poems
And open little sensuous parasols, singing the nail-in-         
          the-foot song, drinking cool beatitudes

by Bob Kaufman
(from Solitudes Crowded with Lonliness)

 

 

 

~ BOOKS ~ FEATURED BOOKS ~
star NEW BOOKS
THE RAINMAN'S
THIRD CURE:
An Irregular Education

PETER COYOTE
Peter Coyote

Breathturn Into Timestead
book cover
The Collected Later Poetry of Paul Celan

Patty Hearst & The Twinkie Murders:
A Tale of Two Trials


Krassner Book cover
Paul Krassner

I Am Going to Fly Through Glass: Selected Poem of Harold Norse
Harold Norse book cover Editor Todd Swindell
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

book cover
Roxanne
Dunbar-Ortiz


Beatitude Magazine and the 1970's San Francisco Renaissance' star
(photo documentary) New Native Press 2014
 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 1970s beginning with issue 21,
and was the editor of Beatitude #25

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starCONGRATULATIONS to BILL VARTNAW on the 40th ANNIVERSARY of TAUREAN HORN PRESS (1974)
CLOUDS RUNNING IN
Kim Shuck
Clouds Come Running by Kim Shuck
BONE SONGS
Gail Mitchell
Bird Songs by Gail Mitchell
WHOSE REALLY BLUES
Q.R.Hand
Whose Real Blues by Q.R. Hand
WITH EVERY STEP I TAKE
Avotcja
With Every step I Take by Avotcja
MY OWN SILENCE
Jeanne Powell
My Own Silence by Jeanne Powell
On the Good Red Interstate
Lee Francis
On The Interstate by Lee Francis
SPECTACLES
Tom Share
Spectacles by Tom Sharp
from SPIRIT to MATTER
Carol Lee Sanchez
From Spirit to Matter by Carol Lee Sanche
Picnic Poetry by Stephen KopelPOETRY PICNIC
Picnic Poetry is a delightful gift choice for family and friends! Stephen Kopel's 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 ~

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ART

ONGOING through April 30.
Martin Lawrence Galleries

366 Geary Street
San Francisco

SPANISH MASTERS
Pablo Picasso, Bull and Picador
Monday – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
A rare opportuinty to collect documented works by Spanish Masters Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Salvador Dali and Felix Mas. The curated selection in this world-class exhibition showcases the spirit and genius of these extraordinary artists.
Pablo Picasso, Bull and Picador , hand-signed linocut, 21 x 25 inches.

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ONGOING

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

Botticelli to Braque
Masterpieces from
the National Galleries of Scotland
(March 7–May 31, 2015) 
Paul Gauguin, Three Tahitians, 1899. Oil on canvas
A rare presentation of paintings from the National Galleries of Scotland, including masterpieces by Sandro Botticelli, Diego Velázquez, Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Sir Henry Raeburn, Frederic Edwin Church, Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso, and Georges Braque.
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GALLERIES

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

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

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

MIRUS GALLERY
540 Howard Street
San Francisco

Galeria de la Raza
2857 24th Street
San Francisco (map)
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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
(please note there are stairs - no elevator)
OddBall Theatre front door 275
♥~*~♥


Every Tuesday | 6:45 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, $8.00 donation is suggested (includes complimentary
glass of wine, or two!)
♥~*~♥

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
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Love in Action eventLOVE IN ACTION


The Prisoners Literature Project
The Prisoners Literature Project
Volunteer With Us

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


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


The Imagine Bus
The Imagine Bus

bringing arts education
where it's needed most

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

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

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

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

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Friday 3pm- 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 /DiamondDave
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starVAL IBARRA is a member of KPFA's Women's Magazine and once a month
Val produces and hosts their excellent weekly show on 94.1 & kpfa.org, Monday 1-2pm -
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radiOM ~ archived audio recordings
from KPFA-FM radio in Berkeley
(1949-1995)***
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Sundays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
POET AS RADIO~ weekly program on
KUSF In Exile, @ www.savekusf.org
hosted by San Francisco writers,
Nicholas Leaskou, Jay Thomas and Delia Tramontina.
Links to all our archived shows, can be found at poetasradio.blogspot.com You can
also find our podcasts by going to ITUNES and searching for
‘Poet as Radio.
~*~
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


 



Extra! Extra!
sfheart.com between the lines
of the New York Times.
And in  such good company, too!  

A Book Lover’s San Francisco
- by Gregory Dicum, December 1, 2010
"Though there is no single source,  visitors starting with sfstation.com/literary-arts,   sfheart.com or Mr. Karp’s litseen.com will find themselves in  the thick of things before long."

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.
3RD MONDAY: open+features, 6 sign up-630 start, POETRY FOR PEACE:
Pat's Cafe 2330 Taylor@Columbus, Host: Karen Melander Magoon
Second Tuesday of the month ~ 7:00 to 8:45 pm ~
On the Page, Off the Page Open Mic Poetry ~ (acoustic music,too)
Park Branch Library, (downstairs) 1833 Page, between Cole & Shrader, San Francisco Food for the body, the mind, and the spirit. Everybody (performers, audience, and friends) welcome!    ~  Hosted by Richard Ivanhoe
Word PartyThird Tuesday~ 8:00pm - 10:30pm ~ Viracocha
Hosted by Jennifer Barone and Ingrid Keir
The Word Party Poetry & Jazz Open Mic ~
998 Valencia Street (at 21 st.)~ San Francisco
(sign-up at 8:00pm sharp with the hosts, hurry as the list gets FULL and fast!) ~  LIVE jazz with Nova Jazz:Daniel Heffez(Sax),
Geordie Van Der Bosch (Percussion) and friends. 
Featuring: YOU and your POETRY!! Donation: $10
Sacred  Grounds CafeEvery Wednesday ~7 pm sign up -reading begins 7:30
~ Sacred Grounds Cafe, 2095 Hayes Street ~ San Francisco.
with an open mic and the feature follows. The Sacred Grounds Poetry reading series is long running poetry reading (since 1972)w/ feature poets and open mic. Hosted by Dan Brady - creative1@creativeideasforyou.com -
Every Thursday~7 pm ~  Bazaar Cafe - 5927 California Street -
between 21st / 22nd Avenue - (415) 831-5620 -San Francisco map
open mic, spoken wd, original acoustic music.  Go a bit early to be assured a seat.
Every Thursday ~6:30 pm~ Readers Café & Bookstore ~
Building C, South End, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
(415)771-1011 Poetry Reading at Readers Cafe curated by Jack Hirschman
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library poet-in-residence
Every Friday ~3pm- 6pm ~ Diamond Dave Whitaker's -
COMMON THREAD COLLECTIVE OPEN MIC
with co-host Val Ibarra broadcasting live out of the MutinyRadio & Cafe
~ 2781 21st St. @ Florida ~ San Francisco.
Second Friday ~ Potluck at 6 pm, reading at 7:30 pm.~ Hosted by Kayla Sussell.
POETRY SALOON (drunk on poetry!) Bring poems by you and others to share, or come just to enjoy. 472 44th Street, Oakland
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. Host ~ Bill Mercer @ 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.

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      Poets: Here Now and There Then, Beats and Otherwise, Artist Friends, Odds and Ends

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

Harold 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 
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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