Michael McClure, Diane di Prima & Ouroboros! Nov. 16, 2014

Sunday • November 16th • 2pmLa Commune Cafe and Bookstore 4799 Shattuck Ave, OaklandA reading by legendary poets Michael McClure & Diane di PrimaMusic by Ouroboros, a free-improv quartet with Sheldon Brown: tenor saxophone, clarinet, and bass clarinet Clark Coolidge: drums Andrew Joron: theremin Joseph Noble: flute, alto flute, soprano and alto … [Read more...]

A.D. Winans poetry reading in SF Sept. 16, 2014!

Award winning native San Francisco poet A.D. Winans and Oakland native poet and activist Nellie Wong will be reading from their works on September 16, 2014 at Adobe Bookstore. A.D. Winans A.D. Winans has been published internationally and translated into ten languages. He will be reading from his new book This Land Is Not My Land (NYQ Press) and from new poems.He is … [Read more...]

Poetry Hotel Press readings scheduled

“Houses and rooms are full of perfumes… The smoke of my own breath, Echoes, ripples, buzzed whispers, love root, silk thread, crotch and vine. My respiration and inspiration, the beating of my heart, the passing of blood and air through my lungs… The sound of the belched words of my voice loosed to the eddies of the wind… The feeling of health, the full-noon trill, the … [Read more...]

Michael McClure’s GHOST TANTRAS published by City Lights in new edition

Originally self-published in 1964 and long out of print, Ghost Tantras is one of McClure's signature works, a book mostly written in "beast language." A mix of lyrical, guttural and laryngeal sound, lion roars, and a touch of detonated dada, this is one of his best-known but least available books, a deep well from which decades of poetry have drawn.McClure's inspiration has … [Read more...]

2 poems and a video by Jeremiah Walton

Campfire Psalms of the Lost and AngryAnd so we love We love the campfire, the stars, each other O how freely that we love each other! We love as a reaction We are angry. We are furious. This home-made compass is always pointing in the direction we're going and we're going. We love because we are scared. We love like hummingbirds … [Read more...]

Poets H.D. Moe & Mark Schwartz – March 6, 2012

Dear Friends, Art lovers & Cogent Inconoclasts, Mark Schwartz & I, H.D. Moe are presenting an evening of our Poems near Telegraph Avenue- 2430 Bancroft Way Tuesday, March 6th, 2012, 6PM. Admission is free.Slow hound-dog mug arrives physiology fathering returns daughters impersonating disguises within christ kid playing in her zen-pen jumps over angles … [Read more...]