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 One Heart joined with others = Love in ActionDAVID MELTZER
David Meltzer
On September 22, David had surgery at Kaiser Hospital .  He is at home now being cared for during the healing process by his physicians and his wife, Julie Rogers..
Please visit the GiveForward.com fundraiser for more information on
David's condition and to contribute what
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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'

 North Coast Literary Review
  Online submission for print journal

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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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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

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
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

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

Galería de la Raza
2857 24th Street
San Francisco

Green Apple Books
506 Clement St.
Granny Smith Room
San Francisco

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

Green Arcade
1680 Market @ Gough
San Francisco

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

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
2919 24th St at Florida
San Francisco

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

Sacred Grounds Cafe
2095 Hayes @ Cole
San Francisco

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

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

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

Viracocha
998 Valencia Street
San Francisco



ONGOING

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

Houghton Hall:
Portrait of an English Country House

(October 18, 2014 – January 18, 2015)
Houghton Hall
Built in the 1720s by Sir Robert Walpole (1676–1745) , Britain’s first prime minister, Houghton Hall is one of England’s finest Palladian houses. Traveling for the first time outside of England, this outstanding exhibition assembles nearly 200 objects in settings that combine paintings, porcelain, sculpture, costume, metalwork, and furniture to evoke
the stunning rooms at Houghton Hall. Among the highlights are great family portraits by William Hogarth, Joshua Reynolds, and John Singer Sargent and more
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-Sir Robert Walpole as Master of the King's Staghounds in
Sir Robert Walpole as Master of the King's Staghounds in Windsor Forest 1725
artist: John-Wootton-English-1682-1765

Cathering Shorter by Michael Dahl
Catherine Shorter,
1st wife of Sir Robert Walpole
artist: Michael Dahl, Swedish, 1656/59–1743
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Sybil Countess of Rocksavage by Sargent
John Singer Sargent painting of
Sybil, Countess of Rocksavage
(Later Marchioness of Cholmondeley), 1913
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ONGOING
The Emerald Tablet
80 Fresno St.
San Francisco map

WILLIAM REID REVEALED:
Retrospective Exhibit

Portrait of Huston Smith by William Reid
(through the month of October)
The first major retrospective on this local veteran, student of Max Beckmann and collaborator of Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and David Alfaro Siqueiros.
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ONGOING
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 – Thus, Nov. 6, 2014-5pm)
Stolen Legacy: The Nappy Roots of Africa's Contribution to Civilization
Inspired by the book by
George G. M. James, Ph D.,
Stolen Legacy: Greek Philosophy is
Stolen Egyptian Philosophy
, explores the complex, initiation based learning model or “Mystery Systems" developed by classical African societies many melinia before the innovation of Greek cultural thieves.
ART EXHIBITION
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ONGOING
Gordon Potts Gallery
49 Geary ~ Suite 410
San Francisco

BETH MOON ~ DIAMOND NIGHTS
September 18 - November 1, 2014
 Beth Moon Photograpy
Beth Moon website
PHOTOGRAPHY
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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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Oct. 21 - 30, 2013
(1:00), 3:00, 5:00, 7:00
Balboa Theatre
3630 Balboa Street
San Francisco
(415) 221-8184

Awake: The Life of Yogananda
Awake: The Life of Yogananda
Trailer ~ Buy Tickets


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Friday Oct. 24 through Thurs. Oct. 30, 2014
(1:00), 3:00, 5:00, 7:00, 9:15
Balboa Theatre
3630 Balboa Street
San Francisco
(415) 221-8184

Pelican Dreams
film-Pelican Dreams
Q & A with Director Judy Irving on
Friday Oct.24 after 7 and 9:15pm screenings;
Saturday Oct. 25 after 3pm matinee;
and Sunday Oct. 26 after 7pm screening.
Trailer ~ Buy Tickets
♥~*~♥

Friday October 31, 2014
7pm
Balboa Theatre
film-SF - A  Second Final Rest
“A Second Final Rest”
buy tickets
~
Halloween special: Looking back on the
SF Richmond neighborhood cemeteries

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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

October 1, 1925
The Anti-Kriegs (anti-war) Museum, first Ernst Friedrichmuseum for peace, opened in Berlin by Ernst Friedrich, a former printer’s apprentice, political organizer and author of “War Against War."
Extract from 'War Against War

October 4, 1830 -- A power printing press is patented by Isaac Adams, Boston. The power of the press belongs to those who own it.
Isaac Adams (wikipedia)

Oct 4, 1967
Save the Haight Ashbury Medical Center Benefit
Save Haight Ashbury
Medical Clinic Benefit
@Straight Theatre
San Francisco






October 1967 - Each Monday-Poetry Reading with Lenore Kandel at the Straight Theater on Haight Street.

October 6,1917 ~ Word "jazz" first used in print. The "Literary Digest" described jazz as music that caused people to, "shake, jump & writhe in ways to suggest a return to the medieval jumping mania."

Oct. 7,1955 ~ Allen Ginsberg organizes poetry reading at Six Gallery, SF with McClure, Lamantia, Snyder, Whalen, and Rexroth

Peace Week is October 4-11 2014.  It is
an International Week of Protest to
Stop the Militarization of Space; Stop Drones Surveillance & Killing; No Missile Defense;
No to NATO; End Corporate Domination of Foreign/Military Policy; Convert the Military Industrial Complex; and Deal with climate change and global poverty.

Oct. 13, 1970  Angela Davis arrested on kidnapping, murder and conspiracy charges.

" Revolution is a serious thing,
October the most serious thing about a revolutionary's life.
When one commits oneself to the struggle,
it must be for a lifetime."
~ Angela Davis

Oct. 14, 1965
postcard

Tour/Show:Chronicles of Hell
San Francisco Mime Troupe
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
David Meltzer

Oct 29, 1959 ~ First performance of the R.G.Davis Mime Studio and Troupe. The Troupe performed "Mime and Words" at the San Francisco Art Institute. …Diggers site

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

October 3, 1900 ~Thomas Wolfe was
Thomas Wolfeborn the youngest of eight children in Asheville, North Carolina. He wrote four long novels and many short stories, during 1920s to the 1940s that vividly reflected the American culture and mores of his time. Wolfe was one of the first masters of autobiographical fiction, best known for Look Homeward, Angel and You Can't Go Home Again. Wolfe work influenced the writings of Jack Kerouac, authors Ray Bradbury and Philip Roth, among others.
You Can't Go Home Again (excerpt)

October 6, 1943 ~ Happy Birthday, Phil DealPhil Deal,
a many-faceted and inspired artist. In addition to being an accomplished player on multiple musical instruments, he is a composer, an inventor of highly articulate "light instruments", a painter, sculptor, visual musician and poet. Phil Deal lives in San Francisco and is the founder director of Phil Deal
Performance Gallery
Visit Phil Deal's website
www.soulights.com

Oct. 9 ,1940 ~ John Lennon born in John LennonLiverpool, England. He met Paul McCartney in 1957. They eventually formed the most successful songwriting partnership in musical history. Lennon left the Beatles in 1969 and later released albums with his wife, Yoko Ono, among others. On December 8, 1980, he was killed by a crazed fan named Mark David Chapman.

"If someone thinks that love and peace is
a cliche that must have been left behind
in the Sixties, that's his problem.
Love and peace are eternal"
~ John Lennon"

Oct. 10, 1917~ Thelonious Monk is Thelonious Sphere Monkrecognized as one of the most influential figures in the history of jazz. He was one of the architects of bebop and his impact as a composer and pianist has had a profound influence on every genre of music. (d.1982)
Thelonious alone in San Francisco-
FULL ALBUM (1959)

e.e. cummings Oct. 14, 1894 ~ born,
ee cummings American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. Born into a Unitarian family, Cummings exhibited transcendental leanings his entire life. His body of work encompasses approximately 2,900 poems, two autobiographical novels, four plays and several essays, as well as numerous drawings and paintings. He is remembered as a preeminent voice of 20th century poetry.
e.e. Cummings d.1962)

"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing it's best,
night and day, to make you everybody
else means to fight the hardest battle
any human being can fight;
and never stop fighting."
~ e.e. cummings



e.e. Cummings painting
e.e. Cummings  paintings

Oct. 20, 1854 ~ Arthur Rimbaud, born in Charleville, in the northern Ardennes region of France, Rimbaud's main work was written in his youth; he published his first poem at age 16. —Victor Hugo described him at the time as "an infant Shakespeare"—Rimbaud gave up creative writing altogether before the age of 20. He was a libertine and a restless soul, traveling extensively on three continents before his death from cancer just after his 37th birthday. As part of the decadent movement, Rimbaud influenced modern literature, music, and arts, and prefigured surrealism.

Rimbaudclick image to read.
My Bohemian Life
by Rimbaud

Rimbaud has been identified as one of the creators of free verse because of the rhythmic experiments in his prose poems Illuminations (1886; Eng. trans., 1932). His Sonnet of the Vowels (1871; Eng. trans., 1966), in which each vowel is assigned a color, helped popularize synesthesia (the description of one sense Rimbaud characteristion by Verlaineexperience in terms of another), a device widely exploited by the symbolists.
The hallucinatory images in The Drunken Boat (1871; Eng. trans., 1952) and Rimbaud's urging, in Letter from the Seer (1871; Eng. trans., 1966), that poets become seers by undergoing a complete derangement of the senses also reveal Rimbaud as a precursor of surrealism. Following his own dictum, Rimbaud lived an inordinately intense, tortured existence that he described in A Season in Hell (1873; Eng. trans., 1932)  (Caricature of Rimbaud drawn by Verlaine in 1872.)

Oct. 20, 1923 ~ poet anarchist, Philip Whalen was born in Portland, Oregon. He was a Zen Buddhist, and a key figure in the San Francisco Renaissance and close to the Beat generation.
A Memoir of Philip Whalen
Philip Whalen recordings on PennSound

A Zen Fable in memory of Philip Whalen Roshi by Jerry Ferraz.

Oct. 20,1932 ~HAPPY BIRTHDAY Michael McClure, born in Marysville, Kansas. Original Beat icon Michael McClure, who penned Janis Joplin's immortal "Mercedes Benz, the playwright, songwriter, and novelist. Michael McClure one of the five poets read at the famous San Francisco Six Gallery reading in 1955 , and is rendered in barely fictionalized terms in Jack Kerouac's Dharma Bums and is immortalized as "Pat McLear" in Kerouac's Big Sur.
Poet Michael McClure's homepage

October 23, 1927 ~ poet, Philip Lamantia Philip Lamantia was born in San Francisco.
Lamantia's poetry was first published in the magazine View in 1943, when he was fifteen and in the final issue of the Surrealist magazine VVV the following year. In 1944 he dropped out of Balboa High School to pursue poetry in New York City. He returned to the Bay Area in 1945 and his first book, Erotic Poems, was published a year later.
Philip LAMANTIA: Shaman of the Surreal by Thomas Rain Crowe
A few of Lamantia's poems on the beat pages.

Pablo PacassoOctober 25, 1881~ born Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer who spent most of his adult life in France Pablo Picasso (Official website)

DURING World War II Picasso suffered some harassment from the Gestapo in Nazi-occupied Paris. An inquisitive German officer, coming into his apartment, noticed a photograph of Guernica lying on a table. "Did you do that?" he asked Picasso.
"No, you did," said Picasso.

Guernica
Guernica painting by Picasso


Dylan ThomasOctober 27, 1914 ~ born in , South Wales, Dylan Thomas was a Romantic poet whose poetry and prose writing is known for its comic exuberance, rhapsodic lilt, and pathos. His personal life, especially his reckless bouts of drinking was notorious. During his lifetime he wrote many great poems and is also famous for writing the 'play for voices' Under Milk Wood, and the collection of stories,
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog.
He died of an overdose of alcohol on Nov. 9, 1953 in St Vincent's Hospital, New York, age 39.)
You Can't Go Home Again (excerpt)
Dylan Thomas Bio @ poets.org

Neurotic Poet

But oh, San Francisco! wrote the poet
Dylan Thomas to his wife during his first visit to the U.S. in 1950. It is and has everything. . . . The wonderful sunlight . . . the hills, the great bridges, the Pacific
at your shoes

Sylvia Plath October 27, 1932 ~ Born in Massachusetts, poet, novelist and short
story writer .Sylvia Plath.
(d. Feb.11, 1963 (aged 30) suicide in London, England.


October 30,1885~ Ezra Poundborn, Ezra Pound in Hailey, Idaho, one of the most ambitious, influential, and innovative poets of the modernist period ( first half of the 20th century. To this day, he remains a controversial figure. (d. Nov. 1, '72)
Pound's Life and Career
.
Ezra Pound,excerpt from "Canto LXXXI".

Oct. 31, 1795 ~ born, John Keats, English poet

"Beauty is truth, truth beauty,"
– that is all ~ Ye know on earth,
and all ye need to know.
'Ode on a Grecian Urn

GONE BEYOND

October 3, 1967 ~
Woody GuthrieFolk singer Woody Guthrie died in New York City at the age of 55. He had spent the last decade of his life in the hospital, suffering from Huntington's chorea. Woody called his songs "people's songs," filled with stinging honesty ,humor and wit, exhibiting Woody's fervent belief in social & political justice.

October 4, 1970
Janis Joplin died of an overdose.
Any Port Arthur In A Storm by David Archer

janis clk to see larger


2014- Janis Joplin's new stamp
Janis Joplin stamp

October 9 ,1967
"Che" Guevara Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, leader, diplomat,and military theorist. A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized image has become a countercultural symbol of rebellion and global insignia in popular culture. Che_Guevara was captured and executed in Bolivia, at age 39

"Man truly achieves his full human condition when he produces without being compelled by the physical necessity of selling himself as a commodity."
Che Guevara, Man and Socialism in Cuba


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

The Literary City

also @ SFHEART.COM
SAN FRANCISCO HISTORY for OCTOBER

PEACE AND LOVE


SATURDAY OCTOBER 25, 2014

Saturday October.25, 2010
10am - 6pm
San Francisco County Fair Building
(aka Hall of Flowers)
9th and Lincoln
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco


2014 TRPS Annual Festival of Rock Posters


October 25- October 26
ART SPAN OPEN STUDIOS
ArtSpsn 2nd weekend
SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program
in the country
, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists
 in their studios on Saturdays and Sundays,
from October 11 to November 9, 2014.
Plan your self-guided tour of the city to see as many
SF Open Studios artists and their artworks as possible.
Search the online artist directory to plan your studio tours
Download the complete map! or get one at one of the
Open Studio Hubs all over the city. free events!
ARTSPAN OPEN STUDIOS



Sat., Oct. 25, 2014, ~ Thurs., Feb.5, 2015
San Francisco Main Library
Art, Music & Recreation Center
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco (map)

Light Walk:
Bob Miller and the Exploratorium

Light Walk
In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Exploratorium’s
Artist-in Residence program the museum presents an investigation
of the work of Bob Miller (1935-2007), a self-titled “natural philosopher”, and author of many of the museum's most iconic exhibits
about light, color, and shadow.



Saturday October 25, 2014
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
MODERN TIMES BOOKSTORE COLLECTIVE
2919 24th Street
(between Alabama & Florida)
San Francisco
(415)282-9246

Mark your Calendars & spread the word!
FROM GAZA TO FERGUSON: POETS & MUSICIANS UNITE
In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive
dependency on initial conditions in which a small change
at one place can result in large differences in a later state.
Simultaneity is the truth of dependent origination.
All things are connected.
butterfly
Celebrate the Courage and Commitment
of Freedom Fighters throughout the World!

with
Devorah Major *** Avotcja
Nina Serrano *** Q.R. Hand
Brian Auerbach *** Genny Lim
Lewis Jordan ***** Akinyele Sadiq*****Lubna Morrar
Free & Open To The Public!
Wheel Chair Accessible
POETS AND MUSICIANS



Saturday October 25, 2014
7:00 pm
The Beat Museum
540 Broadway
San Francisco

“Catch the First Thing Smokin'” – CD Release
with jazz poet, playwright and painter
with Jazz Poet & Painter,
Charles Curtis Blackwell,
Brian Kendricks, Drums,
Phillip Bailey, Horn,
Vincent Kobelt, Poet,
Ruth Brittin, Horn,
Carolyn Kendricks, Violin;
~*~
There will also be a display of Jazz & Abstract Paintings
by Charles Curtis Blackwell
Come & Be Inspired!!!
~*~
This is a free event sponsored by
The Foundation for Creative Expression
♫•* ♫ JAZZ / POETRY/ CD RELEASE♫•* ♫



Saturday October 25, 2014
7:00 pm
ArtInternationale Gallery and Art Lounge
963 Pacific Avenue
Northbeach
San Francisco

Revolutionary Poets Brigade and ArtInternationale
is hosting a Black Lives Matter Creative Forum
SPEAK, READ, ACT, PLAY, TALK,
BE A COMMUNITY FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE
in solidarity with the victims of an increasingly brutal system
and to share our visions of a better world through
music, performance and poetry.
For further information and/or if you wish to participate,
contact Dottie Payne at dorpayne@hotmail.com.
Featured poets will include--but are not limited to--
Revolutionary Poets Brigade members from LA and SF/Oakland.
Everyone Welcome!
~*~


Saturday October 25, 2014
8:00 pm 11:00 pm
Bird & Beckett Books
653 Chenery St.
bet. Diamond and Castro
San Francisco (map)
(415)586-3733

JAZZ CLUB
The Jazz Club
The Terrance Tony Ensemble with
Eugene Pliner, piano;
Ollie Dudek, bass;
Vinnie Rodriguez, drums
No cover required, but a $10 donation per adult is very
much appreciated. Students and youngsters
welcome to attend this screening at no charge.
2nd and 4th Saturday of every month
♫•* ♫ JAZZ ♫•* ♫



Saturday Oct 25, 2014
8:00 pm
The Emerald Tablet
80 Fresno St.
San Francisco map

JAZZ IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD:
Join us for a special evening with
Madeline Eastman and the Randy Porter Trio
performing their new song-set “
A World Like This, Songs of Hope & Promise”!
Madeline Eastman New Release
$20 suggested donation ($10 students).
Nobody turned away for lack of funds.
Delicious complimentary refreshments. Drinks for sale.
Seating is limited and reservations are encouraged.
To reserve, call (415) 671-8867 or click here
♫•* ♫ JAZZ ♫•* ♫



Saturday October 24 through Thursday October 30, 2014
Embarcadero Center Cinema
One Embarcadero Center
Promenade Level
San Francisco (map)

CITIZEN FOUR
film - Citizen Four
Director: Laura Poitras
Cast: Edward Snowden, William Binney, Glenn Greenwald
R 2hrs - 2014 - Germany/USA
When filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald
flew to Hong Kong to meet Edward Snowden for the first time, Poitras brought her camera with her. The result is a 100% real-life espionage
story unfolding minute by minute before our eyes. Citizen Four is a
major work on multiple levels, and a deeply unsettling experience.
Official Web Site Trailer
Tickets and Times
FILM / SOCUMENTARY

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SUNDAY OCTOBER 26, 2014

October 25- October 26
ART SPAN OPEN STUDIOS
ArtSpsn 2nd weekend



Sunday. October, 26, 2014
A Woman’s Eye Gallery
678 Portola Drive
San Francisco

Audience Participation ~ 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
the AWE Ekphrastic Poetry Collective will present poems
written for this show and treasures from their “storehouses”
of words and wonder. The group will also include
Non Sequitur flute music. Come for all or part of the time.
Wine/waters and finger foods provided.

NON SEQUITUR
5 women; 6 perspectives

Non Sequitur Art Exhibition
October 4 through Oct. 26
Gallery Hours: Sat. and Sun., Noon- 5:00 pm
The Awe Collective Artists --
Stacy Boorn, Kit Kennedy, Chris Kibre, Alice Steele
and Janet Stock explore the non sequitur in
a playful, collaborative show.
ART EXHIBITION



Sunday October 26, 2014
Bird & Beckett Books and Records
653 Chenery Street,
San Francisco,
(415/586-3733

2:30pm - 4:00 pm
Walker Talks! RUMI!
RUMI
Walker Brents III gives monthly talks at Bird & Beckett
on the last Sunday of each month. Today he will address
the vastness of Rumi’s contribution to human insight,
beyond the poetry that has become so familiar.
~*~
4:30 pm
"which way west"
Guitarist Josh Workman brings in a tight quartet,
featuring
David Udolf
on piano;
Ravi Abcarian on bass
and Bryan Bowman on drums
$10 suggested donation for the musicians
♫•* ♫ MUSIC ♫•* ♫

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MONDAY OCTOBER 27,2014

TUESDAY OCTOBER 28, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
6 to 9 pm
The Internet Archive
300 Funston Ave,
San Francisco

Building Libraries Together
6:00pm - Cocktails, Hands-on Demos
7:15pm - Presentation begins
8:00pm - Dessert, Coffee & Hands-on Demos
QUESTIONS: Call 415-561-6767
RSVP * Required


Tuesday, October 28, 2014
6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California Street
San Francisco

Unlikely Friends Film Screening
Unlikely Friends: Total Strangers, Brutal Crimes,
by filmmaker Leslie Neale, documents victims of brutal
crimes who, through forgiveness, unexpectedly
become friends with their perpetrators.
 Co-hosted by CIIS and Insight Prison Project (IPP)
All information and Trailer
One Heart = Love in Action
Benefit for CIIS' Arc of Justice Scholarship Fund for formerly incarcerated men and women to complete their Bachelor's Degree, and IPP's work to foster insight and lasting behavioral change by providing rehabilitative
tools to prisoners in California correctional systems.

BENEFIT FOR CIIS' ARC OF JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP FUND



Tuesday, October 28, 2014
7:00 p.m.
City Lights Bookstore
260 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco

Gerald Nicosia
discussing his new book
Night Train to Shanghai by Gerald Nicosia
Night Train to Shanghaifrom
Grizzly Peak Press
AUTHOR/NEW BOOK



Tuesday, October 28, 2014
7:00 pm
Green Arcade
1680 Market @ Gough
San Francisco

Jim Nisbet reads from his new book of poetry
SONNETS
Sonnets by Jim Nisbet
Jim Nisbet's novels, plays, and poetry are part of a varied vitae
that includes retro-futuristic carpentry and ten years with
Berkeley's Blake Street Hawkeyes, the performance
group that spawned Whoopi Goldberg.
POET /NEW BOOK

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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 29, 2014

Wednesday October 29, 2014
3:00 pm
JACK FOLEY's
"Cover to Cover"

KPFA 94.1 FM
Jack Foley presents Part Two of Beat poet, playwright,
songwriter,novelist Michael McClure, born October 20, 1932
WEEKLY RADIO POETRY SERIES



Wednesday October 29, 2014
6:30 pm sign up, readings until 9:50 pm
Sacred Grounds Cafe
2095 Hayes @ Cole
San Francisco

Sacred Grounds Poetry Series
featuring Kirk Lumpkin and QR Hand
hosted by Dan Brady
Dan Brady - creative1@creativeideasforyou.com
Free event!
WEEKLY POETRY READING/ OPEN MIC SERIES



Wednesday October 29, 2014
6:30 pm
San Francisco Main Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco

Radiant Cinema: Reflections on Light and Shadow
Radiant Shadows
This special film program accompanies Light Walk, an exhibition at the Main Library. Bob Miller was a natural philosopher and poet of light. His investigations into light and shadow acted as a physical and philosophical matrix on which to muse and discover, both at the Exploratorium and far beyond the museum walls.



October 29 through Sunday, November 2, 2014
8:00 pm
The Emerald Tablet
80 Fresno St.
San Francisco( map)

The Emerald Tablet is thrilled to present an original adaptation
of H.G. Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau,
THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU: a fever dream steeped in blood
a one-man show written and directed by Austin, TX-based playwright and actor Charles P. Stites!
You can reserve tickets for each individual
performance by clicking here
$5-10 suggested donation, sliding scale.
Nobody turned away for lack of funds.
Delicious complimentary snacks. Drinks by donation.
PERFORMANCE

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THURSDAY OCTOBER 30, 2014

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

Thursdays at Readers Poetry Series
presents
Jennifer Barone & Jerry Ferraz
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)
THURSDAY AT READERS POETRY SERIES

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 31 ,2014

Friday October 31, 2014
7pm
Balboa Theatre

Spooky San Francisco
Featuring “A Second Final Rest”
we suggest you buy tickets early as
this event is likely to be sold out
Halloween special: Looking back on the Richmond’s cemeteries

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“You can't go back home to your family, back home to your childhood, back
home to romantic love, back home to a young man's dreams of glory and of fame,
back home to exile, to escape to Europe and some foreign land, back home to lyricism,
to singing just for singing's sake, back home to aestheticism, to one's youthful idea
of 'the artist' and the all-sufficiency of 'art' and 'beauty' and 'love,' back home to the
ivory tower, back home to places in the country, to the cottage in Bermude, away
from all the strife and conflict of the world, back home to the father you have lost
and have been looking for, back home to someone who can help you, save you, ease
the burden for you, back home to the old forms and systems of things which once
seemed everlasting but which are changing all the time--back home to the escapes
of Time and Memory.”

Thomas Wolfe, from You Can't Go Home Again


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What thou lovest well remains,
the rest is dross
What thou lov’st well shall not be reft from thee
What thou lov’st well is thy true heritage
Whose world, or mine or theirs
or is it of none?
First came the seen, then thus the palpable
Elysium, though it were in the halls of hell,
What thou lovest well is thy true heritage
What thou lov’st well shall not be reft from thee

The ant’s a centaur in his dragon world.
Pull down thy vanity, it is not man
Made courage, or made order, or made grace,
Pull down thy vanity, I say pull down.
Learn of the green world what can be thy place
In scaled invention or true artistry,
Pull down thy vanity,
Paquin pull down!
The green casque has outdone your elegance.

“Master thyself, then others shall thee beare”
Pull down thy vanity
Thou art a beaten dog beneath the hail,
A swollen magpie in a fitful sun,
Half black half white
Nor knowst’ou wing from tail
Pull down thy vanity
How mean thy hates
Fostered in falsity,
Pull down thy vanity,
Rathe to destroy, niggard in charity,
Pull down thy vanity,
I say pull down.

But to have done instead of not doing
this is not vanity
To have, with decency, knocked
That a Blunt should open
To have gathered from the air a live tradition
or from a fine old eye the unconquered flame
This is not vanity.
Here error is all in the not done,
all in the diffidence that faltered.

Ezra Pound,excerpt from "Canto LXXXI".


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from spiralling ecstatically this
proud nowhere of earth’s most prodigious night
blossoms a newborn babe:around him,eyes
--gifted with every keener appetite
than mere unmiracle can quite appease—
humbly in their imagined bodies kneel
(over time space doom dream while floats the whole

perhapsless mystery of paradise)

mind without soul may blast some universe
to might have been,and stop ten thousand stars
but not one heartbeat of this child;not shall
even prevail a million questionings
against the silence of his mother’s smile

--whose only secret all creation sings

e.e. cummings



  Humanity i love you

Humanity i love you
because you would rather black the boots of
success than enquire whose soul dangles from his
watch-chain which would be embarrassing for both
parties and because you
unflinchingly applaud all
songs containing the words country home and
mother when sung at the old howard
Humanity i love you because
when you're hard up you pawn your
intelligence to buy a drink and when
you're flush pride keeps
you from the pawn shops and
because you are continually committing
nuisances but more
especially in your own house
Humanity i love you because you
are perpetually putting the secret of
life in your pants and forgetting
it's there and sitting down
on it
and because you are
forever making poems in the lap
of death Humanity
i hate you

by e. e. Cummings


 

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starCONGRATULATIONS to BILL VARTNAW on the 40th ANNIVERSARY of TAUREAN HORN PRESS (1974)
CLOUDS COME RUNNING
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 ShareSpectacles by Tom Sharp
From Spirit to Matter
Carol Lee Sanchez
From Spirit to Matter by Carol Lee Sanche


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CONGRATULATIONS TO MALCOLM MARGOLIN ON THE
40TH ANNIVERSARY OF HEYDAY BOOKS

The Heyday of Malcolm Margolin:
The Damn Good Times of a Fiercely Independent Publisher


The Heyday of Malcolm Margolin
edited by Kim Bancroft
1st edition (September 26, 2014)
~*~
  THE OHLONE WAY
by Malcolm Margolin
Illustrations by Michael Harney

THE OHLONE WAY
1st edition August 1, 1978
2nd edition -June 1st 2014
~*~

 


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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 anthologyFeather Floating on the Water
~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 salessupport poetry workshops in schools
and community centers
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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

more Jorge Arqueta's books
book cover   book cover book cover
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ART

ONGOING

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
~*~*~*~


hild's bedstead at Houghton House, England
Child's bedstead (19thCentury)
Silk and satin embroidered hangings and coverlet possibly China (ca..1730)
A christening gift to Sir Robert Walpoles grandson George by the child's godparents George II and Queen Catherine
~*~

 

ONGOING

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

Houghton Hall:
Portrait of an English Country House

(October 18, 2014 – January 18, 2015)
Houghton Hall
One of England’s grandest country houses,
built in the 1720s by Sir Robert Walpole (1676–1745), Britain’s first prime minister.
~*~

-Sir Robert Walpole as Master of the King's Staghounds in
Sir Robert Walpole as Master of the King's Staghounds in Windsor Forest 1725
artist: John-Wootton-English-1682-1765


Cathering Shorter by Michael Dahl
Catherine Shorter,
1st wife of Sir Robert Walpole
artist: Michael Dahl, Swedish, 1656/59–1743
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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

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

Palace of 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)

A Woman’s Eye Gallery
678 Portola Drive
San Francisco

Cordon-Potts Gallery
49 Geary Street
Suite 410
San Francisco
(415) 781-0110
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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!)
♥~*~♥

Please Support our Independent Theaters!

Oct. 21–30, 2013
(1:00), 3:00, 5:00, 7:00
Balboa Theatre
3630 Balboa Street
San Francisco
(415) 221-8184

Awake: The Life of Yogananda
Awake: The Life of Yogananda
Trailer ~ Buy Tickets
♥~*~♥

Fri. Oct. 31 & through Wed. Nov 3, 2014
VOGUE THEATER
3290 Sacramento St.
San Francisco, CA •
(415) 346-2228
film - Hiroshima Mon Amour)
Hiroshima Mon Amour
Fri & Sat (3:00), 5:00, 7:00, 9:00
Sun (3:00), 5:00, 7:00
Mon – Wed 11/5: 7:00 PM
Trailer ~ Buy Tickets

See the Roxie Theater Calendar
Castro Theater Calendar

Friday Oct. 24 through Thurs. Oct. 30, 2014
(1:00), 3:00, 5:00, 7:00, 9:15
Balboa Theatre
3630 Balboa Street
San Francisco
(415) 221-8184

Pelican Dreams
film-Pelican Dreams
Q & A with Director Judy Irving on
Friday Oct.24 after 7 and 9:15pm screenings;
Saturday Oct. 25 after 3pm matinee;
and Sunday Oct. 26 after 7pm screening.
Trailer ~ Buy Tickets
♥~*~♥

Friday October 31, 2014
7pm
Balboa Theatre
film-SF - A  Second Final Rest
“A Second Final Rest”
we suggest you buy tickets early as
this event is likely to be sold out
Halloween special: Looking back on the
SF Richmond neighborhood cemeteries

♥~*~♥


 

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Love in Action event
LOVE 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)


WE ARE ALL POETS
-  A free program to educate, enlighten and encourage our youth to the value of poetry in their lives is an excellant example of Love in Action
youth poetry and civics program organized
by Jambu Press / Studio Saraswati in collaboration with the Children's Center of the San Francisco Main Public Library.
We Are All Poets cover
Students from grades 4th - 12th are invited to write and submit poems.
The 2014-2015 theme is:
"The Power of Peace."
Submissions accepted from Oct.. 1, 2014 ~ Mar. 1, 2015.

Guidelines & Submission form

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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
~*~

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.
~*~
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

1ST & 3RD MONDAY - 7:00 pm ~ BIRD and BECKETT BOOKS AND CULTURAL PROJECTS
653 Chenery ~ San Francisco map  
POETS! featured poet followed by open mic    Hosted by Jerry Ferraz.

Second Tuesday of the month ~ 7:00 to 8:45 pm ~
On the Page, Off the Page Open Mic Poetry ~ (acoustic music,too)
Park Branch Library, (downstairs) 1833 Page, between Cole & Shrader, San Francisco Food for the body, the mind, and the spirit. Everybody (performers, audience, and friends) welcome!    ~  Hosted by Richard Ivanhoe
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.
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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