Third 2014 BAPM Event: Saturday, August 30

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Join us on Labor Day Weekend
to kiss summer 2014 goodbye
with another fantastic assembly of poets,
this time from BAPM series curator Donna de la Perrière:

Megan Breiseth  *  Trevor Calvert  *  Natalie Catasus
Norma Cole  * 
Gillian Conoley  *  Owen Hill
Andrew Joron  * 
Kevin Killian  *  Nora Toomey

Doors open at 7pm.
Reading begins at 7:30pm *sharp*

The Emerald Tablet
80 Fresno Street (in North Beach)
San Francisco

Directions here
More info here and here

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Second 2014 BAPM Event: Saturday, July 26


Yayoi_Kusama_David_Zwirner_1Join us again this month
to hear yet another fantastic assembly of poets,
this time from guest-curator Erica Lewis:

Michelle Detorie * Carrie Hunter * Lauren Levin
Alexandra Naughton * Ted Rees * Dan Thomas-Glass
Della Watson * Jessica Wickens * Valerie Witte

Doors open at 7pm.
Reading begins at 7:30pm *sharp*

The Emerald Tablet
80 Fresno Street (in North Beach)
San Francisco

Directions here
More info here and here

 

 

 

First BAPM Event of 2014! This weekend!

1979558_540656209383122_2110792725_nJoin us on the summer solstice
to hear a fantastic assembly of poets,
this time from guest-curator Tiff Dressen:

Christopher Daniels  *  Susanne Dyckman  *  John Sakkis
Anna Soteria Morrison  *  Denise Leto  *
Monica Regan  * 
Eleni Stecopoulos  *  Alana Siegel

Doors open at 7pm.
Reading begins at 7:30pm *sharp*

The Emerald Tablet
80 Fresno Street (in North Beach)
San Francisco

Directions here
More info here and here

2013 One Hundred Thousand Poets For Change / Bay Area Poetry Marathon event

430463_486667991356949_930752974_nSeptember 28th, 2013 is the global 100 Thousand Poets for Change Day (http:/www.100TPC.org).

Come to the Bay Area Poetry Marathon’s 100TPC event, and join other poets, musicians, artists, dancers, photographers, performing artists, around the USA & across the planet, in a demonstration & celebration of poetry to promote serious social, environmental, and political change.

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Saturday, September 28 … 7:00pm
____   CCA Writers’ Studio, 195 DeHaro Street (@ 15th St.), San Francisco   ____

Curator: Donna de la Perrière

Our readers in San Francisco will include:
* Julian Talamantez Brolaski * J. P. Dancing Bear *
* Zack Haber * Elaine Barry Kahn *
* Evan Karp * Joseph Lease *
* Mariam Dubovik Lease * Erica Lewis *
* Steven Seidenberg * Chloé Veylit *

➣ Doors open at 7pm
➣ Doors close & reading begins at 7:30 sharp

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Third BAPM event: Saturday, August 31

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Saturday, August 31 … 7:00pm
____   CCA Writers’ Studio, 195 DeHaro Street (@ 15th St.), San Francisco   ____
Curator: Donna de la Perrière

Come hear:
* Lucy Corin * Steffi Drewes * Edward Foster *
* Caroline Goodwin * Maggie Heaps * Bill Hughes *

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François Luong * Louise Mathias * Carleen Tibbetts *

➣ Doors open at 7pm
➣ Doors close & reading begins at 7:30 sharp

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Kids who die

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Kids Who Die
– by Langston Hughes –

This is for the kids who die,
Black and white,
For kids will die certainly.
The old and rich will live on awhile,
As always,
Eating blood and gold,
Letting kids die.

Kids will die in the swamps of Mississippi
Organizing sharecroppers
Kids will die in the streets of Chicago
Organizing workers
Kids will die in the orange groves of California
Telling others to get together
Whites and Filipinos,
Negroes and Mexicans,
All kinds of kids will die
Who don’t believe in lies, and bribes, and contentment
And a lousy peace.

Of course, the wise and the learned
Who pen editorials in the papers,
And the gentlemen with Dr. in front of their names
White and black,
Who make surveys and write books
Will live on weaving words to smother the kids who die,
And the sleazy courts,
And the bribe-reaching police,
And the blood-loving generals,
And the money-loving preachers
Will all raise their hands against the kids who die,
Beating them with laws and clubs and bayonets and bullets
To frighten the people—
For the kids who die are like iron in the blood of the people—
And the old and rich don’t want the people
To taste the iron of the kids who die,
Don’t want the people to get wise to their own power,
To believe an Angelo Herndon, or even get together

Listen, kids who die—
Maybe, now, there will be no monument for you
Except in our hearts
Maybe your bodies’ll be lost in a swamp
Or a prison grave, or the potter’s field,
Or the rivers where you’re drowned like Leibknecht
But the day will come—
You are sure yourselves that it is coming—
When the marching feet of the masses
Will raise for you a living monument of love,
And joy, and laughter,
And black hands and white hands clasped as one,
And a song that reaches the sky—
The song of the life triumphant
Through the kids who die.

Second BAPM event: Saturday July 27

oaklandSaturday, July 27 … 7:00pm
____   The Public School, 2141 Broadway, Oakland   ____
Guest curator: Tom Comitta

Readers/Performers:
* Ivy Johnson * Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta *
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* Ronald Palmer * Nico Peck * Karen Penley *
* Jai Arun Ravine * Pamela Z *

➣ Doors open at 7pm
➣ Doors close & reading begins at 7:30 sharp

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