A.P.D. (a presidential disaster) announces the publication of Inauguration Raga, by Dan Wilcox, a 16-page chapbook of a poem improvised on January 20, 2017. The poem was written from 10:00am to 4:30pm while watching the televised broadcasts of the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States, in a cheap notebook with a free motel ball-point pen. It… [read this]
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Fred LaMotte‘s next Poetryoga Playshop and reading will be in Portland, OR on Sunday, February 26, at 2PM, New Renaissance Bookshop (1338 NW 23rd Ave). Find more information, visit the webpage for this event at http://www.newrenbooks.com/poetry-path-to-the-heart. Learn more about Fred and his books on his Amazon author page. You can also read some of his poems here at Empty Mirror.
Show runs through January 2017 (by appointment) Reception Friday Nov. 4, 2016 from 4-7 PM DADA Centennial: Day of the Dead at the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction Archives Over 160 works by artists from all over the world celebrating 100 years of DADA. 1925 Rosina Street Suite C Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507 505-303-3034 collagemuseum.com Dada, the… [read this]
Mephistos and Other Poems Celebrating the release of his book of new poetry Thursday, November 17th, 7:00 pm CITY LIGHTS BOOKSTORE 261 Columbus at Broadway San Francisco, CA free event, details: http://www.citylights.com/book/?GCOI=87286100617090&fa=events Tuesday, December 6th, 7:30 pm MOE’S BOOKS 2476 Telegraph Ave Berkeley, CA free event, for more info: (510) 849-2087 Sunday, February 5th, 3:00 pm DIESEL BOOKS 5433 College… [read this]
Guy Debord (1931-1994) was the most influential figure in the Situationist International, the notorious subversive group that played a key role in provoking the May 1968 revolt in France. “The Society of the Spectacle” (1973, 90 minutes) is Debord’s film adaptation of his own 1967 book of the same name. As passages from the book are read in voiceover the… [read this]
Don’t miss A.D. Winans and Andy Clausen’s poetry reading at the Beat Museum!
Latif Harris’ new poetry collection, Barter Within the Bark of Trees, is newly released by Duende Press. About Latif Harris Harris grew up in Los Angeles but relocated to San Francisco in 1958 where he joined the Beat scene in North Beach, where he met his lifelong friend, the painter Robert LaVigne. After studying with Robert Creeley in New Mexico… [read this]
Rik Lina sends an announcenent of his new exhibition, Selva Tropical – Canto de Pássaros (Tropical Jungle – Singing Birds) which runs May 16 through July 31, 2015. The location is: Fundação Dionisio Pinheiro e Alice Cardoso Pinheiro AGUEDA – Portugal Here are some images to whet your appetite! Please visit Rik Lina’s website and also his work right here… [read this]
I must have decided that Trout Fishing in America would be the one to represent all that I had read and loved as a teenager. But who had that girl been? And did she notice that the woman on the cover had no name? Ooligan Press has announced the release of Allison Green’s memoir, The Ghosts Who Travel with Me…. [read this]
Come to the Bay Area Book Festival… MICHAEL McCLURE & GEORGE BROOKS on sax FREE CONCERT – POETRY & JAZZ Sunday, June 7, 2015 12 pm – 12:50 pm The Brower Center, in Goldman Theatre 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
The Beat Museum’s “Beatnik Shindig” to be held in North Beach and at Fort Mason Center is the largest Beat Generation Conference to be held in twenty years. The last big Beat event was organized by Allen Ginsberg himself in 1995 at NYU in New York City. The event will run the weekend of June 26, 27 & 28, 2015…. [read this]
A poetry reading in celebration of a new selected edition of the acclaimed Beat poet and former Sonoma County resident Harold Norse will be held at Copperfield’s Petaluma bookstore on Saturday, May 9th at 1:30 PM. Joining the book’s editor and Sebastopol resident Todd Swindell will be renowned San Francisco poets Neeli Cherkovski and A.D. Winans. I Am Going to… [read this]
Ronnie Burk, poet and activist, Surrealist and Buddhist, would have been 60 today on April 1, 2015! Celebrate him with a remembrance post at ACT UP Archives filled with photos and collages. Feel free to leave a comment!
For several years, there’s been a very small, basic website devoted to Ted Joans. Now, it’s time to go big. The new website will launch in April 2015. But, before that happens, I need to track down some photos and information. We’ll be sure to credit you for anything you can supply! (And, I’ll send you a free TED JOANS… [read this]
The next poetry reading for the selected poems of Harold Norse will be on Sat. April 11th at Alley Cat Books featuring Kevin Killian and the return of Neeli Cherkovski! Readings from I Am Going to Fly Through Glass: Selected Poems of Harold Norse Saturday, April 11, 2015, 7 p.m. Alley Cat Books 3036 24th St. (at Harrison) San Francisco… [read this]
Unrequited Records announces the NYC record release party for GIVE AMERICA A BREAK: A Tribute to Jack Micheline Saturday April 18, 2015 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sidewalk Cafe 94 Avenue A New York City Free of charge Featuring: Penny Arcade; Andy Clausen; Steve Dalachinsky; Tom Diventi; Bob Feldman; Alan Kaufman; Tsaurah Litzsky; Kaye McDonough; Robert Morgan; Valery Oisteanu; Yuko Otomo;… [read this]
A collection of rare and out-of-print interviews with Gregory Corso, one of the founders of the Beat movement in American literature Arlington, MA, February 11, 2015 — After five years of research and editing, Rick Schober, publisher at Tough Poets Press (Arlington, MA), has announced the completion of The Whole Shot: Collected Interviews with Gregory Corso. The 202-page book is… [read this]
Please come celebrate the life of Herbert Huncke on Friday, January 16, 2015, 7pm at the Beat Museum in San Francisco. Herbert Huncke was born in 1915; let’s mark the centennial of his birth together! Participants include: Hilary Holladay, author of Herbert Huncke: The Times Square Hustler Who Inspired the Beat Generation Dennis McNally, author of Desolate Angel: Jack Kerouac,… [read this]