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starEVENT CALENDARS
Bay Area calendars
for Poetry, Art and Literature Events
Poetry Flash
The Poetry Center (SFSU)
SF Station
SF Arts
The Poet's One-Page Guide
San Francisco's Open Mic Poetry Scene.

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

star ONGOING EVENTS   *ART  *FILM  (current movie calendars)
star MONTHLY READING SERIES
Open Mic   starRADIO and more.

star A LITTLE HISTORY
starWEB LINKS

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 performancesall donations are tax deductible

RESOURCES
 Bay Area Literacy
 California Poets in the Schools

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

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

 Out Of Our Poetry Magazine'

 North Coast Literary Review
  Online submission for print journal


To Submit an Event
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2015 is the 18th Anniversary of
S.F. Heart.com and the 8th year of the
San Francisco Art and Poetry Calendar

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

 

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

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

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

Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street
San Francisco

*The Emerald Tablet
80 Fresno St.
San Francisco map

Folio Books
3957 24th Street
San Francisco

Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison Street
Berkeley

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

Nourse Theater
275 Hayes Street
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

 

ONGOING

(March 7–May 31, 2015)
De Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Botticelli to Braque
Masterpieces from
the National Galleries of Scotland  
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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TOTEM
painting by Jerry Ferraz
© Totem by Jerry Ferraz
~ (pen brush and ink) (2008)

 

 

 

Ongoing through June 8th, 2015
STUDIO Gallery
1641 Pacific Ave
San Francisco

MAKE IT WORK
A huge show of Art from 59 local artists
inspired by work, tools & machines.
hours: Mon., Thurs. + Fri. 11 - 7
Sat. + Sun. 11 - 6Tues Wed. by appt.
Cutting A Rug by Sean O'Donnell
Cutting A Rug by Sean O'Donnell,
see list of artists and preview

 

 

"Midway upon the journey of our life, I found myself within a forest dark, for the straightforward pathway had been lost."
image detail
Dante Alighieri,The Divine Comedy
with detail of illustration by Doré

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Ah, Love! could you and I with Fate conspire
To Grasp this sorry Scheme of Things entire,
Would not we shatter it to bits-and then
Remould it nearer to the heart`s desire!"

Omar Khayyam
Written 1120 A.C.E

 

 

 

Henri Rousseau
(May 21, 1844 - September 2, 1910) Henri Rousseau self-portrait
Henri Rousseau's self portrait

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

ONGOING

May 9 - July 5, 2015.
*San Francisco Main Library
JEWETT GALLERY (downstairs)
100 Larkin
San Francisco (map)

An Exhibition of Woodcuts and Poetry
from
California’s Wild Edge:
The Coast in Prints, Poetry and History
.
California’s Wild Edgeok
(read more about this soon to be
released book by pubisher Heyday Books
Artist Tom Killion"s website
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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 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

Aldous Huxley May 4, 1953 ~ British novelist, visionary Aldous Huxley (age 58) takes mescaline, his first psychedelic trip. Aldous Huxley wrote "Brave New World", which warned of a mindless, materialistic existence a modernized society could produce.

May 5, 1814 ~ Percy Bysshe Shelly & Mary Godwin meet & fall in love Unfortunately, he is already married.

Sinclair Lewis May 5, 1926 ~ Sinclair Lewis declines the 1926 Pulitzer, declaring that all such prizes tend to make writers "safe, polite, obedient and sterile." However, he does accept the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1930. Sinclair Lewis was the first American novelist so honored, His last best work was It Can't Happen Here, a speculative novel about the election of a Fascist as US President.
It Can't Happen Here (1935) can be read online.

May 14, 1912 --Edgar Rice Burroughs, (September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950)
Burroughs did not start writing until the age of 35 and it was on this date that he completed his first novel Tarzan of the Apes.
Tarzan of the Apes, along with its 22 sequels has sold over 30 million copies in 58 languages. Burroughs authored numerous other jungle and science fiction novels and novellas and had a writing career that spanned almost 30 years, with his last novel, The Land of Terror, being published in 1941. He died in 1950 at his ranch near Tarzana, the California town named for his legendary hero. Edgar Rice Burroughs Bio

May 14,1969
Police build fence around People's Park tonight in Berkeley, California.

NOT PEOPLE'S PARK
PEOPLE'S PLANET, CAN THEY
FENCE THAT ONE IN, BULLDOZE IT
4 A.M.?
...Diane di Prima,
Revolutionary Letter #38
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May 16, 1717 ~ Voltaire French poet and philosopher Voltaire (François Marie Arouet) suspected of writing subversive satire, is imprisoned for the first time in the Bastille. Voltaire by Clarence Darrow  Voltaire wikipedia.

May 16, 1893 ~ The first typewriter with results visible while typing is patented.

May 22, 1846 -- Adolphe Sax gets patent for inventing the Saxophone.   
 Read The Sax Bit  by Ted Jones @ litkicks.com

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

May 1, 1830 -- Mother Jones (Mary Harris), is born in Cork, Ireland.
The Irish-American anti-war activist & labor organizer lived to be 100-years old.   Mother Jones Bio (1837–1930)
The Mother Jones magazine was named in her honor.

"I live in the United States,
but I do not know exactly where.
My address is wherever there is a fight against oppression. My address is like my shoes; it travels with me. I abide where there is a fight against wrong." said Mother Jones

May 1, 1923, born, American novelist, Joseph Heller. Best known for Catch-22, a novel about US servicemen during World War II. The title entered the English lexicon to refer to absurd, no-win choices, particularly in situations in which the desired outcome of the choice is an impossibility, and regardless of choice, the same negative outcome is a certainty.

Pete Seeger 2007May 3, 1919 American folk singer and activist, Pete Seeger's, was born Patterson, New York. Seeger's banjo bore the motto "This Machine Surrounds Hate and Forces It to Surrender." And all his life he was a prominent singer of protest music in support of international disarmament, civil rights,counterculture and environmental causes and a fearless champion of peace and justice. Seeger's Pete Seeger died on Jan. 27, 2014, at the age of 94.

...I heard the song
Of the world's last whale
As I rocked in the moonlight
And reefed the sail
It will happen to you
Also without fail
If it happens to me
Sang the world's last whale.
...Pete Seeger

TchaikovskyMay 7, 1840 ~ born, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer of the Romantic era who wrote some of the most popular concert and theatrical music in the current classical repertoire, including the ballets Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, and the 1812 Overture.
Tchaikovsky piano concerto No.1 - Van Cliburn 2001

May 8, 1861 ~ Rabindranath Tagore's  Birthday~Prolific playwright, novelist, musician and poet, winner of the 1913 Nobel Prize for Literature (1861-1941)

Gary SnyderMay 8, 1930 ~ Born in San Francisco, Zen anarchist and one of the earliest
of the Beat Poets, Gary Snyder has been described as the "poet laureate of Deep Ecology".
He is all that as well as an essayist, travel writer, translator, award winner and educator, (U.C. Davis) for many years.

May 8, 1928, born, Dick ( Richard William) McBride, American beat poet, playwright and novelist ~ worked at City Lights Books & Publishers from 1954-1969.
Dick McBride website
Dick McBride(wikipedia)
San Francisco" San Francisco
by Dick McBride

May 11, 1904 ~ Salvador Dali was born on this day.   Salvadore Dali Dali videos

May 11, ~Happy Birthday!  Jerry FerrazJerry Ferraz, Troubador, poet, artist, musician was born and grew up in Eureka Valley … a San Franciscan to the core…though a much broader expanse of time and geography reverberates through him…

Dante Gabriel RossettMay 12, 1828 ~born, English poet, illustrator, painter and translator Dante Gabriel Rossetti , a founding member of Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, desirous of bring back a pre-Renaissance purity of style & aim to art. (d-1882) The poet Christina Rossetti was his sister.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti  The Life of Christina Rossetti   Elizabeth Siddel

May 13, 1950 ~ Steveland Morris Hardaway was Stevie Wonderborn prematurely and
too much oxygen in the incubator left him permanently blind. Wonder showed an early gift for music, first with a church choir and later with a bevy of instruments, including the harmonica, piano and drums, all of which he taught himself before age 10. His debut album was Little Stevie Wonder the 12 Year Old Genius.
Stevie Wonder was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 and has won countless other awards, and honors .

"Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it."
~ Stevie Wonder ~

May 14,1265 ( Mid-May to mid-June)
Italian poet Dante Alighieri was born in Florence, Italy.(1265-1321). At the age of 9 he met eight-year-old Beatrice Portinari, who became his Muse, and remained, after her death in 1290, the central inspiration for his major poems. Although he wrote concerning romance, politics, and literature, he is best known for "The Divine Comedy". Mere hours after finishing the Paradiso, Dante, 56, died in Ravenna of malaria in May 1321.

"The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in time
of great moral crisis, maintain
their neutrality."
~ Dante  The World of Dante
*

May 14, 1935,Rogue Dalton  Roque Dalton, was born in El Salvador. He was the son of one of the Dalton boys of Kansas, a notorious American outlaw family, who escaped to El Salvador.
One of Latin America's most compelling poets, He wrote satirical poetry in order to critique the cultural, political and economic inequalities of Salvadoran society during his life time and captured the spirit of a generation of intellectuals committed to the overthrow of the oligarchy in El Salvador. Roque Dalton (wikipedia)
Rogue Dalton was martyred by former comrades four days before his 40th birthday on May 10,1975. 'Like You' by Roque Dalton (Translated by Jack Hirschman)   
The Assassination of a Poet Memories of Roque Dalton By Nina Serrano

May 14,1944 --Film producer, director, George Lucas was born on this day.

May 18, 1048 ~ born, Omar Khayyám
(d. December 4, 1123; Persian poet, mathematician and astronomer.
In own time, he was well-known for his work in geometry which was so far ahead of its time that it was not used again until René Descartes built upon Khayyam's theories in 17th century France, Khayyám's poetry did not surface until 200 years after his death ,when Edward Fitzgerald published an English translation of Khayyam's Rubaiyat ("Quatrains").
A few more of my favorite Quatrains
~ nicole, sfheart

Henri Rousseau
(May 21, 1844 - September 2, 1910) French Henri RousseauPost-Impressionist Painter, born in town of Laval in the North of France. Rousseau 's family came from the working class. For much of his life, he worked as a tax collector He always liked to draw, but in 1893, at almost 50-years-old, Rousseau decided to devote himself to painting. Although he was ridiculed during his lifetime, the surrealist movement came to consider Rousseau as one of their forerunners.
Rousseau:Jungles in Paris Exhibit at the National Gallery

“What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness. ”
- Henri Rousseau

  May 22, 1845, born. Mary Cassatt, Mary CassattAmerican Impressionist painter and printmaker. Mary Cassatt lived much of her adult life in France, where she first befriended Edgar Degas and later exhibited among the Impressionists. She often created images of the social and private lives of women, with particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children. www.marycassatt.org

May 22, 1895 ~ born, Indian religious leader Jiddu Krishnamurti.

"Truth is a pathless land, & you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever,"

Sunny" BlountMay 22, 1914 born ~ SUN RA , Ark-Angel, musician from Saturn, via Birmingham, Alabama
(1914-1993)SUN-RA
Sun Ra claimed that he was sent to earth from outer space to save humanity and bring harmony to the world. If you were lucky enough to catch Sun Ra's live show before he died in 1993, you probably believed him.

In tomorrow's world, men will not need artificial instruments such as jets and space ships. In the world of tomorrow, the new man will 'think'the place he wants to go, then his mind will take him there. -- Sun Ra, 1956

GONE BEYOND

May 6,1862 ~ Henry David Thoreau, American tax resister, anti-war activist, essayist and author, most famous for his book Walden, and his influential treatise (Civil Disobedience), which inspired Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King. died on this day .

"The mass of men lead lives of
quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation."
~ Henry David Thoreau, Walden~

May 7, 2007 ~ San Francisco Poet Ozzy died at midnight in his hotel on this day.

May 16, 1953 ~ The Belgian-born Gypsy jazz musician Django Reinhardt died in Fountainebleau, France, died, age 43. He was a generous charming bon-vivant, and so musically gifted in a way that music and passion continues to inspire other musicians to this day..
Django Reinhardt(1910 - 1953)
Django on youtube

May 22, 1885 ~ Victor Hugo died in Paris and was mourned as a national hero & buried in the Pantheon.

"The human soul has still greater
need of the ideal than of the real.
It is by the real that we exist,
it is by the ideal that we live. "
~ Victor Hugo ~

May 30,1778 -- France: Philosopher, satirist Voltaire dies. Possibly the greatest 18th-century European writer, noted for his wit, satire, & critical capacity. His greatest work is Candide (1759)

"Do let me die in peace".
Last words of French writer,
Voltaire, died on May 30, 1778

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.
~
nicole, sfheart.com

San Francisco History for MAY

THURSDAY MAY 21, 2015

May 21 through June 6, 2015
San Francisco International Atts Festival logo
@ Fort Mason Center
COMPLETE CALENDAR OF EVENTS



Thursday May 21, 2015
6:30 pm
Readers Bookstore,
Fort Mason Building C
Fort Mason Center
San Francisco
(415)771-1076

Thursdays at Readers Poetry Series
presents
Charles Curtis Blackwell & Chun Yu
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, May 21, 2015
Doors 6:30, Event 7:00pm
3rd Floor McRroskey Mattress Factory
1687 Market Street, (at Gough Street)
San Francisco

City Lights and The Green Arcade present
Greg Proops, The Smartest Man in the World
talks about his new book:
The Smartest Book In The World (!)
book cover
A Lexicon of Literacy, A Rancorous Reportage,
A Concise Curriculum of Cool. from Simon & Schuster
Tickets: $10.00, free with the purchase of the book
www.gregproops.com/blog



Sunday May 21,2015
7:00 pm
La Commune Cafe and Bookstore
4799 Shattuck Ave.
Oakland, CA

The East Bay Book Launch for Two-Way Mirror!
David Meltzer presents Two-Way Mirror
A book signing by the author will follow

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    FRIDAY MAY 22, 2015

Friday May 22, 2015
6pm - 8:30 pm
De Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco

Friday Nights at the de Young: Carnaval SF
Join us on Friday Night for live music, a guest lecture by Alexander Nemerov, Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Stanford University, and art-making for all ages.
Friday Nights at the de Young programs are free of charge. Tickets are required to visit the permanent collection and special exhibition galleries.

 

Friday May 22, 2015
  ROXIE Theatre
3117 16th St
San Francisco
415.863.1087

SF International Film Festival

JAUJA
(Fri, May 22 – Thurs, 28)
film JAUJA
showtimes 6:45 pm, 9:00pm
Written & Directed by Lisandro Alonso.
starring Viggo Mortensen (bio)
In Spanish and Danish with English subtitles.
(2014) 108 minutes.
Tickets: General-$10.00 ~ Seniors-$7.50
The Roxie does not take credit cards at the box office but do for food and drink. Purchase tickets online.

 

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  SATURDAY MAY 23, 2015

Saturday May 23, 2915
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
SoCoCoffee
1015 4th Street
Santa Rosa

The North Bay Launch of
Ed Coletti’s Newest Poetry Collection
"The Problem With Breathing
"
Katherine Hastings ~ David Beckman ~ Ed Coletti



Saturday May 23, 2015
Doors 7:00pm Show 7:30pm
Art House Gallery & Cultural Center
2905 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley
510-472-3170

Legendary Psychedelic 60's Rock Band
SOPWITH CAMEL comes to Berkeley!
Sopwith Camel is best known for being the second San Francisco band to get a recording contract with a national record label,
and the first to have a Top 40 hit, Hello, Hello!
ALL AGES and WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE
Donation at door $10-$20.
Please support the Arts!

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SUNDAY MAY 24, 2015

MAY 23RD & 24TH, 2015
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
THE 37TH ANNUAL CARNAVAL SAN FRANCISCO
Carnaval 2015




Sunday May 24, 2015
2:00 pm
The Emerald Tablet
80 Fresno St.
San Francisco map

LATIF HARRIS READING
&
Book Launch Party With Proceeds
Going To
The Emerald Tablet
Harris will read from his new bool:
BARTER WITHIN THE BARK OF TREES
Published by Duende Press.
book cover
Accompanied by PHIL DEAL
Special Guests
Wine and Snacks
$5 DONATION FOR SURVIVAL OF EMERALD TABLET



Sunday May 24, 2015
Bird & Beckett Books
and Cultural Legacy Project

653 Chenery St.
bet. Diamond and Castro
San Francisco
(415)586-3733

2:00 pm Ends: 3:00 pm
Poet Alexandra Teague - The Wise & Foolish Builders
A new collection from an award winning poet, late of the Bay Area.Her new collection is "a chilling exploration of American progress and its consequences, featuring Sarah Winchester (the rifle heiress) and her unsettling Mysterious House, with cameos by Houdini, Annie Oakley, Oliver Winchester, Calamity Jane, Buffalo Bill and others."
~*~
4:30 pm Ends: 6:30 pm
Which way west?
Hamir Atwal Trio
Guitarist Jeffrey Burr and bassist John Wittala
join drummer Hamir Atwal for a two hour excursion
into deep jazz territory presented in two sets.
$10 per adult suggested donation; children free.
No one turned away for lack of funds!



Sunday, May 24, 2015
2 pm to 4 pm
Martin Lawrence Gallery
366 Geary street
San Francisco
(415) 956-0345

Mark Kostob
Artistry of contemporary master
Enjoy a rare chance to meet the artist this afternoon,
learn the symbolism behind his distinctive style
and acquire original works.
MARK KOSTABI Art Exhibition
exhibition continues through May 31, 2015
Hours: ~ Mon. – Sat.: 10 am – 8 pm
Sun: 10 – 6 pm

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    MONDAY MAY 25, 2015


TUESDAY MAY 26, 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
7:00pm
Viracocha
998 Valencia Street
San Francisco

Peter Coyote in Conversation with Phil Bronstein
Litquake is proud to present the San Francisco launch of
Peter Coyote's latest release,
book cover
The Rainman's Third Cure: An Irregular Education.
Co-presented by Green Apple Books
This spiritual biography explores the competing forces of the transcendental, inclusive, and ecstatic world of love and
the competitive, status-seeking world of wealth and power.
donations $15.. $20, $25. . Save yourself a seat now

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WEDNESDAY MAY 27, 2015

Wednesday May 27, 2015
3:00 pm
JACK FOLEY's
"Cover to Cover"
KPFA 94.1 FM



Wednesday May 27, 2015
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC)
2727 Mariposa Street, 2nd Floor,
San Francisco

San Francisco Poetry Open Mike Podcast TV Show
Hosted by Clara Hsu and John Rhodes
Featured Poets: Buford Earl Buntin and Pablo Rosales
You are invited to participate in the open mike
hosted by Stephen Kopel after the featured readers.
Watch past YouTube hosted by Stephen Kopel



Wednesday May 27, 2015
6:30 pm sign up, readings until 9:50 pm
Sacred Grounds Cafe
2095 Hayes @ Cole
San Francisco

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

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THURSDAY MAY 28, 2015

Thursday, May 28 thru –Monday June 1, 2015
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
429 Castro Street @ Market Street
San Francisco

20th Anniversary
San Francisco Silent Film Festival

OPENING NIGHT ~ 7:00 pm
All Quiet On The Western Front
SFSFF film poster
Celebrate after the film at the
Opening Night Party
Thursday, May 28 thru –Monday June 1, 2015
Schedule of All Films



Thursday May 28 – June 3, 2015
ROXIE THEATER
3117 16th Street
San Francisco

5th San Francisco Green Film Festival.
A week of new films and events that spotlight the world’s
most urgent environmental issues and most innovative solutions.
Download 2015 Program Guide
Full Festival Calendar
forSave The Bay is proud to be a Community Partner



Thursday, May 28, 2015
7:00 pm ~ 9:30 pm
ODD FELLOWS BUILDING
26 - 7th St, 3rd Floor
San Francisco

"DAVID BOWIE:
From Cult Icon to Glam Superstar...and Beyond"

Rock historian Richie Unterberger will show vintage clips of
DAVID BOWIE, spanning the prime of his career,
from the late 1960s to the early 1980s.
During this time Bowie evolved through a series of
surprising styles, from the folk-rock/psychedelia of "
Space Oddity" and his rise to glam superstardom in the
Ziggy Stardust era to his exploration of blue-eyed soul 
land electronic rock. All of them are represented in
this chronologically curated program,
featuring hits, rarities, and oddities.



Thursday May 28, 2015
6:30 pm
Readers Bookstore,
Fort Mason Building C
Fort Mason Center
San Francisco
(415)771-1076

Thursdays at Readers Poetry Series
presents
Alina Smiotanko & Colin O’Leary
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

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FRIDAY MAY 29, 2015

Friday May 29, 2015
6pm - 8:30 pm
De Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco

Friday Nights at the de Young: The Grand Ceilidh
presented in partnership with the
Caledonian Club of San Francisco
Friday Nights at the de Young programs are free of charge.
Tickets are required to visit the permanent collection
and special exhibition galleries.



Friday, May 29, 2015
6:30 pm
28th Floor of the Two Embarcadero Center
San Francisco

ZYZZYVA’s 30th Anniversary Celebration
with a festive fundraiser amid spectacular
views of the Bay and the City.



Friday May 29,2015
7:00 pm
Liminal
3037 38th Avenue
Oakland

The Arts Resistance for the Right to Love:
In Support of LGBT community in Russia

Stella Kisstiger ArtPlease join us for the event of mixed arts:
paitning, poetry, prose, and music.
www.artsresistance.com
hosts: Gina Goldblatt and Zarina Zabrisky
Art: Local artist Stella Kisstiger
Poetry and Prose: Neeli Cherkovski, Vernon Keeve III, Simon Rogghe, Jan Steckel, Naamen Tilahun, Brenda Usher-Carpino, Zarina Zabrisky, Cybele Zufolo Siegel.
Emceed by Matthew James DeCoster
Free!

Boiling Point, acrylics and collage on canvas,Stella Kisstiger



Friday May 29, 2015
8:00 pm
@LES JOULINS JAZZ BISTRO
44 Ellis Street between Powell/ Stockton
San Francisco
(415)397-5397

CD RELEASE PARTY for DEDICATORIAS DOS
LARRY DOUGLAS & JORGE PINEDA ALLTET
Music to take you higher
Enclosed Parking above Bistro
hosted by KPFA ~ mark your Calendars
tell everyone you know about this event
Wheel Chair Accessible
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ~ Reservations suggested
www.jazzbistrosf.com or www.larrydouglasalltet.com
www.Avotcja.org

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   SATURDAY MAY 30, 2015

Saturday May 30, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kelly Cullen Community Auditorium
220 Golden Gate Ave.
San Francisco

"The state of the world calls out for poetry to save it."
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, San Francisco's first Poet Laureate.

WE ARE ALL POETS GRAND FINALE
We Are All Poets Grand Finale
Please join us for a lively finale of poetry and music with
San Francisco's diverse young poets, government and civic
leaders, and surprise stars of the cultural and literary arts.

note:The recently renovated historic Kelly Cullen Community
Auditorium is close to the SF Main Library.

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SUNDAY 31 2015

Saturday May 31, 2015
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Oakland City Hall and Frank Ogawa Plaza
Oakland

*THE OAKLAND BOOK FESTIVAL*
"One Day - Seven Hours - Ninety Writers - Forty Events"
See the Festival page for the complete program.
including "A Panel Discussion presented by The Before Columbus Foundation with MultiCulturalism or Political Correctness?"
with Lorna Dee Cervantes, Justin Desmangles, David Meltzer,
Gundars Strads, Armond White and Shawn Wong



Sunday, May 31, 2015
2:00 pm
Bird & Beckett Books and Cultural Legacy Project
653 Chenery St.

bet. Diamond and Castro
San Francisco
(415)586-3733

Poet Latif Harris ~ Barter Within the Bark of Trees
book cover  Latif Harris
Poet Latif Harris examines aging and the tricks memory plays
on the instrument of the mind in his new collection of poems being presented ~ Barter Within the Bark of the Trees.

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SAN FRANCISCO: SATURDAYSCENE
By Dick McBride
(May 8, 1928 ~ August 28, 2012)

It was clear and early
Sun big
in the otherwise sky --
and Saturday came on
like
the greatest day in the morning

everything quietly fine --
a few friendly philosophers
in old greasy clothes.
sniffing
the coffee-sharp air

one dog-faced mutt
quizzically reading
canine-prohibitive signs
on the corners of
Washington Square
two nuns
taking the sun
on Grant Avenue (one
sourfaced at something
her holy husband
had left undone;

one younger one
slyly anticipating
an evening visit from
the man with all
the mystical goodies)

one dough-nosed,
bone shouldered wanderer
with pointed beard
and dark glasses

a carload of cops
with long sad faces
because there was
no one to arrest

and the statue of St. Francis
ready to take off
like
a great big bird!

from Beatitude #5 ~ June 6, 1959
http://dickmcbride.wordpress.com/

 

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Beginners


Beginners
Walt Whitman

(1819-1892)

How they are provided for upon the earth, (appearing at intervals,)
How dear and dreadful they are to the earth,
How they inure to themselves as much as to any--what a paradox
appears their age,
How people respond to them, yet know them not,
How there is something relentless in their fate all times,
How all times mischoose the objects of their adulation and reward,
And how the same inexorable price must still be paid for the same
great purchase.

(Leaves of Grass,1900)

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star NEW BOOKS
The Rainman's Third Cure: An Irregular Education

Peter Cbook coveroyote
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
Clouds Running In
Kim Shuck
Clouds Come Running by Kim Shuck
Publisher:
Taurean Horn Press


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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starONGOING EVENTS        starONGOING MONTHLY READING SERIES        ~     WEB LINKS    


ART

COMING SOON
Friday, May 8, 2015
Martin Lawrence Gallery
366 Geary street
San Francisco
(415) 956-0345

Martin Lawrence Galleries, San Francisco, invites you to discover the bold artistry of contemporary master
MARK KOSTABI
MARK KOSTABI Art Exhibition
from May 8th through May 31st
HOURS ~
Monday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
. Meeting with the artist
will be held on Sunday, May 24th, 2-4 PM. Free admission

 

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.
~*~

May 9 - July 5, 2015.
San Francisco Main Public Library
Jewitt Gallery (downstairs)
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco

The exhibit below will run through July 5.
California’s Wild Edge:
The Coast in Prints, Poetry and History
.
California’s Wild Edge
Jewett Gallery

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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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starONGOING EVENTS   starONGOING READING SERIES  ~ WEB LINKS    

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


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

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

~*~

Friday 3pm- 6pm
Diamond Dave Whitaker's
COMMON THREAD COLLECTIVE
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
~*~
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

 BTW: Stephen Kopel's own poetry is published
has been published is 100's of periodicals,
anthologies, and magazines all over the world.
~*~

And here is his most recent book of poetry
Picnic Poetry by Stephen KopelPOETRY PICNIC by Stephen Kopel
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 ~

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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