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Monday, April 4th – 7-9 pm
Gerard Sarnat & Keith Ekiss

POETS! 1st & 3rd Mondays — featured readers + open mic

Melting the Ice KingGerard Sarnat reads from Melting the Ice King, his fourth collection of poems; over 75 of these poems have been published in various magazines. His first was Homeless Chronicles: From Abraham to Burning Man (2010). He has been a professor at Stanford Medical School and has built and staffed clinics for the marginalized and homeless. For more info, see

Keith Ekiss is a lecturer in Creative Writing at Stanford University, was a Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford from 2005 to 2007 and has had residencies at the Bread Loaf and Squaw Valley Writers’ Conferences, Santa Fe Art Institute, Millay Colony for the Arts and the Petrified Forest National Park. His poems and translations have appeared in numerous journals, and his creative nonfiction has been anthologized in Permanent Vacation: Living and Working in Our National Parks (Bona Fide Books, 2011). He is the translator of Eunice Odio’s The Fire’s Journey (Tavern Books, 2012).

Jerry Ferraz, peripatetic bard & troubadour, has organized and m.c.’d our ongoing poetry reading series for more than a decade.  He’ll open the open mic, and generally conduct the proceedings with his customary grace & gravitas.

Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.

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