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POETS! every 1st & 3rd Monday
Monday, October 2nd – 7-9 pm
JB Frame and Dee Allen
followed by an open mic
Jerry Ferraz, m.c.

Two poets who matter.

It’s a bloody, inhuman mess out there, and it bears thinking about. And speaking.

JB Frame and Dee Allen read their work.

An open mic follows.

Jerry Ferraz hosts.

Self-portrait, J. B. Frame

In re: Jim Frame — Conceived by the Greatest Generation as an antidote to axis victory in WWII. Raised in Sonoma. Vietnam veteran (Medic). 3 years of college. Many jobs, including boho barista when it was cool. Ambulance driver. Muni veteran.

As for Dee Allen: African-Italian performance poet currently based in Oakland, California. Active on the creative writing & Spoken Word tips since the early 1990s. Author of 3 books [Boneyard, Unwritten Law and his newest, Stormwater] and 13 anthology appearances under his figurative belt so far [Poets 11: 2014, Feather Floating On The Water, the first 4 Revolutionary Poets Brigade books, Rise and the newest, Your Golden Sun Still Shines]. Dee is the real deal. He has always put his heart, and his body, where his mind is.

Available Now at Bird & Beckett

Hot off the press from your neighborhood bookshop just in time for the lame duck period. 75 million voters, and counting, have rejected fascism and lies. 70 million haven’t yet made that commitment. Bully Goat’s Bluff might change a few of their minds.

Fits nicely in an invitation envelope for mailing. Fits in a pocket as well.

~~ Poetry as philosophy to plumb the deeper truths of these times ~~

$15 and worth every penny
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Jerry Ferraz is a keystone of
the Bird & Beckett cultural edifice, built by you through your decades-long love and support.

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.

The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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