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 Out Of Our Poetry Magazine'

 North Coast Literary Review
  Online submission for print journal

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


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

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

Folio Books
3957 24th Street
San Francisco

Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison Street

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
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)
San Francisco

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

998 Valencia Street
San Francisco



  Mystic Boxing Commision
The Mystic Boxing Commission
is a club dedicated to fighting for
the striving artists of today.




LaborFest 2015
Humanity Versus The Machine
The Temp App Economy and The Struggle of Working People
2015 Schedule
July 3rd thru July 31st







Tivino Landscape by Hesse
Tivino Landscape
by Hermann Hesse
Hesse Art













We are children of our age,
it's a political age.

All day long, all through the night,
all affairs--yours, ours, theirs--
are political affairs.

Whether you like it or not,
your genes have a political past,
your skin, a political cast,
your eyes, a political slant.

Whatever you say reverberates,
whatever you don't say speaks for itself.
So either way you're talking politics.

Even when you take to the woods,
you're taking political steps
on political grounds.

Apolitical poems are also political,
and above us shines a moon
no longer purely lunar.
To be or not to be, that is the question.
And though it troubles the digestion
it's a question, as always, of politics.

To acquire a political meaning
you don't even have to be human.
Raw material will do,
or protein feed, or crude oil,

or a conference table whose shape
was quarreled over for months;
Should we arbitrate life and death
at a round table or a square one?

Meanwhile, people perished,
animals died,
houses burned,
and the fields ran wild
just as in times immemorial
and less political.

Wislawa Szymborska
















Camille Pissarro
Pissarro painting
Sunset at St. Charles Eragny 1891










Mirus Gallery
540 Howard Street
San Francisco

Adam Friedman - Into the Aethe
(June 20-­July 11, 2015)
/Beyond the Cosmic Horizo
Adam Friedman
~ Beyond the Cosmic Horizons, 2015
Acrylic and acrylic aerosol on canvas over panel. Art by Adam Friedman


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
Don Brennan star
(1935 ~ March 18, 2013)
Spirit Walk &
Old World Cafes

Don Altadena star
Foghorns bloom,
we break upon meaning
Jerry Ferrazstar
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?


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

* 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
Nov. 1940 - May 2007


July 4, 1968 -- Bill Graham stages first concert at Fillmore West (Van Ness & Market), San Francisco, California.

July 4, 1978 -- Joan Baez concert in Leningrad with Santana & The Beach Boys is abruptly cancelled without explanation by Soviet officials. Baez heads to Moscow, meets dissidents, including Andrei Sakharov & Yelena Bonner, bringing messages & gifts from friends & relatives in the U.S.

July 5, 1687 -- Isaac Newton's Principia published by Royal Society in England.

July 5, 1880 ~ George Bernard Shaw, 23, leaves his job with the Edison Telephone Company.

"You must not suppose, because I am a
man of letters, that I never tried to earn
an honest living."~ G.B. Shaw

July 5, 1958 -- Beatster Jack Kerouac does an interview about the Beat Generation with Lucien Carr for the UPI wire service.

July 5, 1968 -- John Lennon sells his psychedelic painted Rolls-Royce.

July 6, 1935 Dalai Lama spiritual leader of Tibet exiled

July 6, 1911 ~ Joe Hill's song "The Preacher & the Slave" first appears in the Little Red Song Book

Long-haired preachers come out every night,
Try to tell you what's wrong & what's right,
But when asked about something to eat,
They will answer in voices so sweet:-


You will eat bye & bye,
In that glorious land above the sky.
Work & pray, (work & pray),
Live on hay, (live on hay),
You'll get Pie in the Sky,
When you die, (that's a lie!)

July 6, 1957 ~ John Lennon meets Paul McCartney at a church picnic in Woolton, a suburb of Liverpool. In the church basement between sets, 14 year old McCartney teaches a 16 year old Lennon Eddie Cochran's, "Twenty Flight Rock" & Gene Vincent's "Be-Bop-A-Lula."

July 6, 1963~ At some personal risk & his own expense, Dylan joins other folk singers to play at a voter registration rally in Greenwood, Mississippi. During this month his album "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" is released.

July 17, 1966
Allen Ginsberg read poetry and Sopwith Camel performed in concert at the Fillmore, to Benefit for Artist Reorganization Throughout San Francisco A.R.T.S.
Gary Goodrow of The Committee emceed.
Artist: Wes Wilson

July 23, 1967
Neal Cassady in performance with "Straight Theatre Rap" at the Straight Theatre.

July 24, 1966
The Beard with McClure The American Theatre
Micheal McClure's The Beard
Fillmore Auditorium
Artist:Wes Wilson
Andy Warhol, Michael McClure
and The Beard

Black BartJuly 26, 1875 ~ Black Bart, a poet with a fondness for Wells Fargo, robs his first stagecoach, the Sonora to Milton stage, in Calaveras County, California —the same stage line he targets in his last heist (his 29th) in 1883. Black Bart, California's infamous Stage Robber

"I've labored long & hard for bread, For honor & for riches, But on my corns too long you've tred, You fine-haired sons of bitches."


George SandJuly 1, 1804 ~French Romantic writer,
George Sand was born in Paris. Her name a Pseudonym of Amandine-Aurore-Lucile Dudevant. She was noted also for her numerous love affairs with such prominent artists as Prosper Merimée, Alfred de Musset, Frédéric Chopin, & others.

Wisława SzymborskaJuly 2, 1923 ~ Wisława Szymborska-Włodek was a Polish poet and recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature "for poetry that with ironic precision allows the historical and biological context to come to light in fragments of human reality." Read "Children of Our Age" Wisława Szymborska-Włodek was described as a "Mozart of Poetry".

July 2, 1877 ~ German poet, novelist and Hermann Hesseartist, Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) is born near the Black Forest. His best known works include Siddhartha, Steppenwolf, Narcissus and Goldmund, Demian, and The Glass Bead Game (also known as Magister Lud,all of which explore an individual's search for spirituality.
 Brief Autobiography  Hermann Heese (wikipedia)

July 4, 1804 ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne, an American novelist and short story writer whose themes often center on the inherent evil and sin of humanity. At his funeral, his Pallbearers included Longfellow and Emerson. (d. – May 19, 1864)

July 4, 1985, Happy Birthday, Carla Badillo Coronado

Henry David ThoreauJuly 12, 1817, born in Concord, Mass., Henry David Thoreau, author, poet, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher, and leading transcendentalist, He was best known for his book Walden, and his essay, Civil Disobedience. The Thoreau Reader (many of his writings that can be read online

 July 12, 1895- born, .Buckminster Fuller (New Yorker, 8 Jan 1966) Bucky was born in Milton, Mass.

"Let architects sing of aesthetics that bring Rich clients in hordes to their knees;"
Just give me a home, in a great circle dome
Where stresses and strains are at ease". Bucky Fuller

Pablo NerudaJuly 12, 1904~Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto was born, in Chile. He wrote his first poet at age 11. His father greatly disapproved of his desire to be a poet. In 1949, He chose his pen name after Czech poet Jan Neruda.. Pablo Neruda won the Nobel Prize in Literature in1971. When Neruda returned to Chile after his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Allende invited him to read at the Estadio Nacional before 70,000 people.
(d.Sept. 23, 1973) We Are Many by Neruda

Woody GuthrieJuly 14, 1912~ born on this day in Okemah, Oklahoma, Woody Guthrie was an extremely prolific musician and artist who composed thousands of songs during his lifetime. His songs were about the real experiences of the American disfranchised and uprooted.
Woody Guthrie Website

July 14, 1918 ~ Swedish movie and theatre director, playwright, screenwriter Ingmar Bergman was born in Uppsala, Sweden.
During a long and productive career, he made more than 50 films, some of them longer versions for television, and directed more than 200 plays and operas.

Rembrandt Van RijnJuly 15, 1606 Dutch painter and print maker, Rembrandt Van Rijn born in Leiden,Netherlands. He was a master of light and shadow and his paintings, drawings, and etchings made him one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history. Rembrandt Website

Edgar DegasJuly 19, 1834 ~ Artist, Edgar Degas, born in Paris, France. Best known for his paintings, pastels and drawings, Degas also did engravings and sculpture. He described himself as being "the classical painter of modern life".

July 20 1947 ~ Happy Birthday Carlos Santana

Ernest HemingwayJuly 21, 1899 ~ Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois.In the nearly sixty two years of his life that followed he forged a literary reputation unsurpassed in the twentieth century. In doing so, he also created a mythological hero in himself that captivated (and at times confounded) not only serious literary critics but the average man as well. In a word, he was a star.
(see more at the Ernest Hemingway Resource Center )

The Age Demanded

The age demanded that we sing
And cut away our tongue.

The age demanded that we flow
And hammered in the bung.

The age demanded that we dance
And jammed us into iron pants.

And in the end the age was handed
The sort of shit that it demanded.
by Ernest M. Hemingway

Alexandre DumasJuly 24, 1802 ~ Alexandre Dumas born in the a village northeast of Paris, France. He is best known for his historical adventure novels,The Count of Monte Cristo,The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After and The Vicomte de Bragelonne. He also wrote plays and contributed to La Mode, which became the voice of an aristocratic and wordily tout-Paris. His writings earned him a lot of money, but he was most often broke and in debt, due to his lavish spending on women and his enjoyment of living large.

"A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it. "
Alexandre Dumas

Maxwel ParrishJuly 25 , 1870 ~ American painter and illustrator Maxfield Parrish (1870 - 1966) , born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Parrish developed his own original and individual style and
his work helped shape the Golden Age of illustration and the future of American
visual arts. His career lasted more than half a century and he was able to continue painting until he was about 90 years old. He died at age 96. Maxwell Parrish (wikipedia)

Maxfield Parrish painting

"The hard part is how to plan a picture so as to give to others what has happened to you. To render in paint an experience, to suggest the sense of light and color, of air and space." -Maxfield Parrish

July 24, 1895 born, Robert von Ranke Graves, in Wimbledo. English poet, translator and novelist.wikipedia

“There's no money in poetry, but there's no poetry in money, either.― Robert Graves

George Bernard ShawJuly 26. 1856 ~ Irish author and playright, George Bernard Shaw was born in Dublin, the son of a civil servant. He valued socialism and women's rights. He is the only person to have been awarded both the Nobel Prize for Literature (1925) and an Oscar1938), for his contributions to literature and for his work on the film Pygmalion.

Carl JungJuly 26, 1875 ~ Carl Jung was born in Kesswil, Switzerland..
In 1913. during a difficult period of "creative illness", or what he called his confrontation with the unconscious, Jung began to write, first in small black journal., For the next 16 years he was on a personal journey exploring his own unconscious mind through what he termed' active imaginings. Eventually his writing and images was bound and put aside until at last revealed publicly his Liber Novus, the “New Book”, known now as The Red Book. Jung developed his theories of archetypes, collective unconscious, and individuation. His work Jung's work is a challenge to Sigmund Freud's isolated world view.
YouVideo by Professor Sonu Shamdasani (editor of The Red Book)
Library of Congress Exhibition

Beatrix PotterJuly 28, 1866 ~ Beatrix Potter was born in London to nouveau riche parents who had no little interest in spending time with their children. She was a lonely child who spent most of her time on the third floor of their Kensington home, cared for by nannies and governesses. She was not allowed to go out to school and was under the care of her strict nannies and tutors. Beatrice Potter amused herself by keeping a journal which she wrote in code and by drawing and painting the rabbits and other little animals she saw during summers in the countryside. More Than Just Bunnies: The Legacy of Beatrix Potter  
Beatrice Potter ~ Mycologist

San Francisco History for JULY

Franz KafkaJuly 3, 1883 ~ Franz Kafka (1883-1924) born in Prague.
Czech-born German writer & anarchist sympathizer whose posthumously published novels, The Metamorphosis; In the Penal Colony; A Hunger Artist; The Trial, The Castle; Amerika express the alienation of 20th century man

  • Friday July 3, 4 and 5, 2015
  • live music 1:30 pm -show 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
  • Dolores Park
  • 18th & Dolores
  • San Francisco
  • J Church, 22, 33 Buses
  • Laborfest: "Freedomland" by SF Mime Troupe
  • 4th of July weekend shows
  • Laborfest: "Freedomland" by SF Mime Troupe
  • The biggest crowd is of course on the 4th of July.
  • Bring a picnic lunch, water, your suntan/sunscreen lotion as needed (and it is always sunny in the Mission District), sign the petitions that you like, and enjoy some of the best traditions of San Francisco with the SF Mime Troupe and Laborfest.
  • FREE (donation) Post-show discussion after 7/3/15
  • "Freedomland" (short preview video)

  • Friday July 3-9, 2015
  • Opera Plaza Cinema
  • 601 Van Ness Avenue
  • San Francisco
  • This 1949 British film noir, directed by Carol Reed, stars Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles, and Trevor Howard. Carol Reed’s film noir masterpiece, set in the morally ambiguous world of post-war Vienna. Novelist Graham Greene wrote the screenplay.
  • Trailer

  • JAZZ in the Bookshop - Don Prell's SeaBop Ensemble
  • Starts: 5:30 pm Ends: 8:00 pm
    Bassist Prell got his start in L.A. in the 1950s, traveling for several years as a member of the Bud Shank Quartet. His group for his monthly Bird & Beckett date (on the 1st Friday of each month) features reedman Jerry Logas, pianist Jeremy Lieber and drummer Vinnie Rodriguez.
  • San Francisco’s longest running neighborhood jazz party every Friday evening since Oct. 2002 — always 5:30 to 8:00 pm
  • $ 10. per adult suggested donation kids welcome & free!

  • Friday, July 3 - 25, 2015
  • 6 pm -10 pm
  • Redstone Building
  • 2940 16th St. corner of 16th and Capp Streets
  • San Francisco
  • The Underground Art Gallery in the Historic San Francisco Labor Temple.
  • Underground Art Gallery
  • Art celebrating cultural resistance and workers’ movements.
  • The Redstone Building at the corner of 16th and Capp Streets is a diverse group of non-profits, artists and activists in the North Mission district, lending a positive spirit to the community.
  • Free!

July 3, 1994 ~ Inauguration of the Allen Ginsberg Library at the Naropa Institute. The Mayor of Boulder declares today officially Allen Ginsberg Day.

  • Friday, July 3, 2014
    6:00 pm
    de Young Museum
    50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
    San Francisco
  • Friday Nights at the de Young: Painting Set Free
  • "My Museum," by Artists-in-Residence: Chris Treggiari and Victoria Mara Heilweil
    Mixed-Media Art-Making Station with Anna Slavin
    Live Music by Adam Theis & NOT a Brass Band
    Docents in the Galleries: "J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free"
    Guest Lecture: "Taking Shape: Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art" by Dr. Sheena Wagstaff
    Friday Nights at the de Young public programs are free of charge.
    Tickets are required to view permanent collection
    galleries and the special exhibitions.

  • Reception on Friday, July 3 7pm - 10 pm
  • More than 20 local artists in new group show
  • The show is on view July 1 - Aug. 1
  • postcard
  • Baseball by the Bay postcard by John Kraft
  • Come meet the artists, friends and other nice people
  • as the new show with more than two dozen Bay Area
  • artists opens with a public reception.
  • All are welcome and we have complimentary refreshments!

First Friday North Beach


  • Saturday July 4 & Sunday July 5, 2015
  • 10 am-6 pm, rain or shine
  • Free!
  • Fillmore Street (between Eddy & Jackson)
  • San Francisco
  • Fillmore Jazz Festival 2015
  • 2015 Jazz Festival poster
  • Jazz Artist in Residence: Kim Nalley;
  • Beyond Artist in Residence:
    Miles Perkins.The Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free Jazz festival on the West Coast, drawing over 100,000 visitors over the Independence Day weekend. From sunup to sundown, visitors can groove to the sounds of live music from multiple stages, browse the offerings of over 12 blocks of fine art and crafts and enjoy gourmet food and beverages. Asian to Cajun, paintings to pottery, old favorites and new directions.

  • Saturday July 4, 2015
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Luna Press
  • 3790 Mission St. (near Richland)
  • San Francisco
  • Monthly RADICAL FILMS Screening
  • "The Last Journey of Oscar Romero"
  • the struggle for justice in El Salvador

  • JAZZ CLUB Smith Dobson Group
  • Smith Dobson is joined by Danny Brown
  • for a dual tenor sax front line!
  • And driving the whole machine will be the fantastic bassist John Wiitala and rock solid swinging Tony Johnson on drums.
  • Remember, Saturday night jazz club hours are 7:30 to 10 pm until further notice (as required by our newly minted entertainment permit). . No advance tickets, $10 cover at the door. Arrive a few minutes early and you should be ok!



Jean CocteauJuly 5, 1889~born, -Jean Cocteau, French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager, playwright, artist and filmmaker. died (Oct. 11, 1963) Cocteau (wikipedia) Jean Cocteau: The life of a poet

  • Sunday, July 5, 2015
  • signup 5 pm ~ start: 5:15
  • Art House Gallery
  • 2905 Shattuck Ave
  • (one block north of Ashby, and close to Ashby BART
  • Berkeley
  • Poetry Unbound Reading Series
  • Poetry Unbound dives into July with radical roots and explosive words. featuring: Andy Clausen • Pamela Twining and BeachHead with a brief open mic.
  • hosted by Richard Loranger and Clive Matson ~ $5 donation requested, no one turned away.This month also marks the departure of Richard Loranger as co-host and organizer for the series, which will be carried on by Clive Matson and others.



Frida KahloJuly 6, 1907 ~ Surrealist artist Frida Kahlo was born in Coyoacán, a small town on the outskirts of Mexico City. Twice married to artist Diego Rivera. Kahlo's works are often characterized by their stark portrayals of pain. Of her 143 paintings, 55 are self-portraits which often incorporate symbolic portrayals of physical and psychological wounds. (July 6, 1907-July 13, 1954)   Frida by Kahlo

  • Monday July 6, 2015
  • 7:00 pm
  • Bird & Beckett Books
  • 653 Chenery St.
  • bet. Diamond and Castro
  • San Francisco
  • 415.586.3733



July 7, 1887 ~ Russian-born French Painter he girl with white dovesand Stained Glass Artist, Marc Chagall was born in Russia and became a naturalized citizen of France in 1937.
click painting to see larger
Chagall himself said he was a dreamer whoChagall never woke up. His friend and rival Picasso who had something to say about everyone said of Chagall “I don’t know where he gets those images. He must have an angel in his head.”
Of Picasso, Chagell said, “What a genius, that Picasso, it’s a pity he does not paint”



  • Wednesday, July 8, 2015
  • 6:30 pm sign up ~ readings until 9:50 pm
  • Sacred Grounds Cafe
  • 2095 Hayes @ Cole
  • San Francisco
  • Sacred Grounds Poetry Series
  • featuring ~David Shaddock and Dawn McGuire

    Dawn McGuire has three poetry collections, the most recent of which, The Aphasia Cafe, won the 2013 Indie Book Award for Poetry and is a Small Press Distribution (SPD) best seller. She grew up in the Appalachian foothills of eastern Kentucky and was educated at Princeton University and Columbia College of Physician and Surgeons. Her poems have won numerous awards, including the Sarah Lawrence/Campbell Academy of Language Prize for "poems that treat larger themes with lyric intensity.@ Language Exchange She is a neurologist and neuroscientist.   The Aphasia Cafe is available at
  • hosted by Dan Brady
  • Dan
  • Free event!

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015
  • 7:00pm
  • The Green Arcade
  • 1680 Market Street
  • San Francisco
  • 415-341-6800
  • San Francisco Book Launch for
  • Cool Don't Live Here No More by Tony Robles
  • Tony will read from his book and sign copies. Refreshments will be served!
  • Free admission.

  • Wednesday, July 8, 2015
  • 7 pm
  • Books Inc.
  • Opera Plaza
  • 601 Van Ness
  • San Francisco



Camille PissarroJuly 9,1830 ~ born, Camille Pissarro on the Caribbean island of St. Thomas in the Danish West Indies.
Often called the father of Impressionism, Pissarro painted rural and urban French life, particularly landscapes in and around Pontoise, as well as scenes from Montmartre.   He was a reclusive and unsettled artist, an anarchist and constantly in debt. He was also a father figure to many younger artists, including Cezanne and Gaugin.

  • Thursday July 9, 2015
  • 6:30 pm
  • Readers Bookstore
  • Building C
  • Fort Mason Center
  • San Francisco
  • (415)771-1076
  • Thursdays at Readers Poetry Series
  • presents
  • Alejandro Murguia & Patti Trimble
  • 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, July 9, 2015
    7:30 pm
    Green Apple Books on the Park
    1231 9th Ave
    San Francisco (map)

  • Thursday, July 9, 2015
    Moe's Books
    2476 Telegraph Ave
    (510) 849-2087
  • Poetry Flash presents Andy Clausen, Bruce Isaacson, and Pamela Twining

  • Thursday, July 9, 2015
  • 7:30 pm
  • Green Apple Books on the Park
  • 1231 9th Ave
  • San Francisco (map)

  • Friday July 9, 2015
  • 8:00 pm
  • Opera Plaza Cinema
  • 601 Van Ness Avenue
  • San Francisco
  • (415) 771-0183
  • film A Poem is a Naked Person
  • An ineffable mix of unbridled joy and vérité realism, A Poem Is a Naked Person presents the beloved singer-songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell as filmed by celebrated Bay Area documentarian Les Blank (Burden of Dreams, Always for Pleasure) between 1972 and 1974. Trailer
  • more information about this long lost Les Blanks film)

  • AMY
  • Cast: Amy Winehouse ~Director: Asif Kapadia
  • 2 hrs, 8 mins -release date: 7/3/2015
  • film AMY
  • The incredible story of six-time Grammy winner Amy Winehouse—told in her own words and with extensive,
  • previously unseen footage.
  • Trailer More info with Advance Tickets available


FRIDAY JULY 10, 2015

  • Jimmy Ryan's Bird & Beckett Bebop Band
  • On the second Friday of each month, jazz in the bookshop features The Jimmy Ryan Quintet aka The Bird & Beckett Bebop Band. Drummer Ryan learned his trade in L.A. in the '50s, and hit the San Francisco scene in 1960. Jimmy has played alongside influential musicians Putter Smith, Vince Wallace, Kent Glenn and Bishop Norman Williams, putting in significant time in the early days at legendary San Francisco clubs

  • Friday, July 10, 2015
    6:00 pm
    de Young Museum
    50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
    San Francisco

  • Friday July 10, 2015
    The Roxie Theater
  • 3117 16th Street
  • San Francisco
    (415) 863-1087
  • Dying to Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary
    ‎film Dying To Know
    Friday July 10 to Thursday, 16
    Zack Leary + filmmakers Gay Dillingham & Michael Donnelly
    IN PERSON after the 7:00 & 9:30 shows!
    TICKETS General Admission $10.00 ~Senior (65 & over) $7.50

  • Friday July 10, 2015
  • Door 7pm SHOW 8PM
  • Art House Gallery & Cultural Center
  • 2905 Shattuck Ave
  • Berkeley
  • 510-472-3170
  • Flamenco Bello (Beautiful Flamenco)
  • Featuring dancers Melissa Cruz, Clare Rodriguez Stanley, Holly Shaw and guitar
  • Donation $10.00 -$20.00



  • Saturday and Sunday July 11-12th, 2015
  • July 11 and 12
  • A Woman’s Eye Gallery
  • 678 Portola Drive,
  • San Francisco
  • Artists' Reception: July 11 & 12, 12:00 - 5:00pm
  • Hola! Cuba
  • Artists: Stacy Boorn, Alice Heimsoth and Chris Kibre
  • H-Melecon copyright Stacy Boorn
  • July 4 through 26 ~Gallery Hours: Sat.and Sun., NOON - 5:00PM
  • This wonderful party will coincide with the AWE Gallery Finale Party.  After eight years A Woman’s Eye Gallery is closing its doors, thankingits patrons and welcoming first time visitors with refreshing sparkling drinks, edibles and new work in both the
  • AWE Gallery and the AWE Annex.
  • Cuban cigars will be among the door prizes and surprises.
  • On the final day of the show and the AWE Gallery, July 26, there will be a grand party including poetry, music, Cuban eats and drinks and notable sales!

  • Saturday July 11, 2015
  • This evening in Oakland
  • Presenting the 4th annual free literary festival featuring more than a hundred writers in a single night, spread out over three hours and numerous local galleries, bars, restaurants, cafés, and storefronts. All Free!

  • Saturday, July 11, 2015
  • Brava Theater
  • 2781 24th Street
  • San Francisco
  • Shake the Bay benefit for Alzheimer's Associaltion
  • Lobby open @ 7:00 pm
  • Seating starts @ 7:30pm
  • Show begins promptly @ 8pm
  • Please share your love in action by supporting the Alzheimer' Association BenefitA family friendly show featuring some of the Bay Area’s finest contemporary belly dance artists and ensembles. Come for the love of dance, and in support of the Alzheimer’s Association.
  • $25 in advance / $30 at Door ~ Buy Tickets!





Of the many men whom I am, whom we are,
I cannot settle on a single one.
They are lost to me under the cover of clothing
They have departed for another city.

When everything seems to be set
to show me off as a man of intelligence,
the fool I keep concealed on my person
takes over my talk and occupies my mouth.

On other occasions, I am dozing in the midst
of people of some distinction,
and when I summon my courageous self,
a coward completely unknown to me
swaddles my poor skeleton
in a thousand tiny reservations.

When a stately home bursts into flames,
instead of the fireman I summon,
an arsonist bursts on the scene,
and he is I. There is nothing I can do.
What must I do to distinguish myself?
How can I put myself together?

All the books I read
lionize dazzling hero figures,
brimming with self-assurance.
I die with envy of them;
and, in films where bullets fly on the wind,
I am left in envy of the cowboys,
left admiring even the horses.

But when I call upon my DASHING BEING,
out comes the same OLD LAZY SELF,
and so I never know just WHO I AM,
nor how many I am, nor WHO WE WILL BE BEING.
I would like to be able to touch a bell
and call up my real self, the truly me,
because if I really need my proper self,
I must not allow myself to disappear.

While I am writing, I am far away;
and when I come back, I have already left.
I should like to see if the same thing happens
to other people as it does to me,
to see if as many people are as I am,
and if they seem the same way to themselves.
When this problem has been thoroughly explored,
I am going to school myself so well in things
that, when I try to explain my problems,
I shall speak, not of self, but of geography.

Pablo Neruda



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







Legion of Honor
Lincoln Park
100 34th Avenue
San Francisco

High Style:
the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection

(through July 14, 2015)

Charles James, "Tree" ball gown, 1955. Dark pink silk taffeta and red, pink, and white nylon tulle.

Art Attack SF Gallery
2722 Hyde St.
San Francisco

A solo show by Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh
“Exposed Foundations”
(June 5th through July 5th)
Exposed Foundations art exibition




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

An Exhibition of Woodcuts and Poetry
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 publisher Heyday Books
Artist Tom Killion"s website


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

J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free
June 20, 2015–September 20, 2015
J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free



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

The Legion of Honor

100 34th Avenue
San Francisco map
Live Worms Gallery
1345 Grant Avenue
San Francisco

111 Minna Gallery
111 Minna Street
San Francisco

540 Howard Street
San Francisco

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





Please give your SUPPORT to our independent Theaters

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 or 415-558-8117
OddBall Theatre front door 275
* please note: Oddball films is upstairs in an attic warehouse of film cans - there are Stairs - NO Elevator and it may not be comfortable for allergy sufferers or people with claustophobia


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.


One Embarcadero Center,
Promenade Level,
San Francisco

film Jimmy's Hall
A political activist from Ireland returns home to care for his mother and reopen the dance hall that forced him into exile. Written by Paul Laverty and directed by Ken Loach.
Trailer More info

film Boulevard
An intimate, deeply moving character study of a married but closeted 60-year-old bank employee (Robin Williams,
in his final film role).
Trailer More info

Ongoing thru Thursday July 9th
Clay Theater
2261 Fillmore Street, @ Sacramento Street, San Francisco
More Info Trailer


 ~   ROXIE Theatre
Embarcadero Center Cinema

    CINEMALIT experimental films  ~ 



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
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.



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

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
La Veda Musical/The Musical Truth
playing the best of African, Caribbean, Jazz, Bomba, Plena & Latin dance.


Friday 3pm- 6pm
Diamond Dave Whitaker's
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 &, Monday 1-2pm -

radiOM ~ archived audio recordings
from KPFA-FM radio in Berkeley

Sundays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
POET AS RADIO~ weekly program on
KUSF In Exile, @
hosted by San Francisco writers,
Nicholas Leaskou, Jay Thomas and Delia Tramontina.

Links to all our archived shows, can be found at You can
also find our podcasts by going to ITUNES and
searching for ‘Poet as Radio.

S.F. Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV,
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 ~

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 - -
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 -
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 - Frank Bette Center for the Arts
1601 Paru at Lincoln -Alameda,Ca map ~ Poetry and Prose Reading Series
Showcasing local talent, mostly poets and writers but also other creatives. Sessions open with two featured artists followed by open mic ~ Hosted by Jeanne Lupton
with featured readers followed by open mic. Questions? Email: Jeanne

Every 3nd Saturday ~7:30 pm to 9 pm- Alta Solano: Lit Out Loud
at Folk & Fine Art Gallery -1861-A Solano Ave., Berkeley
(In the small alleyway two doors up from Pegasus Books) ~ hosted by Jannie Dresser Sugartown Publishing & California Poets website  Email:
2nd & 4th Sunday~- 3:30-5:30pm ~
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.


Stephen Kopel with Nicole Savage
as his Feature on Special Edition

Thank you , Stephen Kopel and John Rhodes for making my maiden voyage on youtube so easy and such fun, too.



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 Auto/Biographical Sketch of Jack Hirschman
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Diamond Dave, S. F. Rabble Rouser and Revolutionary Rebel By Hugh Dander
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 Tony Seymour's Biography
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 Documentary of Ezra Pound youtube
 Ezra Pound's "Cantos," section LXXXI
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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
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
Agneta Falk creating Blue
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
*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.
One Man's Multimedia Journey Through the San Francisco
Live Jazz & Creative Music Scene
Fusion Anomaly
objects that were found, mixed
and compiled by Atomjack
International SurreaLists Art
*dada - situationist
The Physik Garden
Transcendental Biographies:
The effect of the Transcendental Planet in the lives of historical, cultural and artistic personalities
Political Writings of George Orwell
Essays, newspaper columns, letters and editorials.
George Orwell
complete works,photos
For the Love of Beauty!
On The Edge The Hidden Art of Fore-Edge Book Painting
Sacred Text the largest freely available archive of online books about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric on the Internet. The site is dedicated to religious tolerance and scholarship.
Kenneth Patchen links
Kenneth Patchen
—Poetry and Jazz days, 1957–1959
Painted and Silkscreened Poems by Kenneth Patchen
Kenneth Patchen Home Page
Excerpts from Kenneth Sleeper Patchen Awake
Patchen: Man of Anger & Light by Henry Miller and A Letter to God by Kenneth Patchen 
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The 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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