Jennifer Barone has been a featured poet at the Red Poppy Art House, the Beat Museum, SFMOMA, the DeYoung, the Randall Museum, the San Francisco Public Library and other venues. She was a winner of the 2007 and 2012 Poets Eleven city-wide contest to represent North Beach, selected by Jack Hirschman, former SF Poet Laureate, and the SFPL. She runs a poetry series called WordParty at Viracocha on Valencia Street, which has its roots in the poetry parties she began hosting in her living room in Brooklyn in the early 1990s. Jennifer is keen on collaborations with other artists, combining poetry, fine art and jazz in her performances and publications. She is the author of three collections of poetry: Saporoso, Poems of Italian food & love, with drawings by Lam Khong, 2012, Simple Language, 2003 and Secret City, 2007 – a bi-coastal collaboration with her father’s original artwork in response to her poems about New York City and San Francisco. All in all, one of our favorite people & poets on the local scene!
An open mic follows, and Jennifer encourages folks to bring their own work to share.
Jerry Ferraz hosts. Â Our ongoing poetry series has returned to its traditional schedule of 1st & 3rd Mondays of each month.
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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Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.
Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site