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Thursday, September 7th – 7pm
Jessica Loos & Cara Vida, POETS!
featured poets and an open mic
on the first Thursday of each month
hosted by Jerry Ferraz and Michael Koch

Two scrappy poets with long histories in San Francisco bohemia make their way out to Bird & Beckett to make some noise in sleepy Glen Park!

Jessica Loos’s work verges on performance art, channeling a strain of poetic tradition steeped in surrealism, dada and the best of Charles Bukowski. She’s a member of The Living Theatre and a collage artist as well, and organizes the poetry for the North Beach First Friday Artwalk and the North Beach Festival. Never satisfied, she also puts on readings, often with live music, at Specs Bar in Adler Alley opposite City Lights, and in Kerouac Alley between City Lights and Vesuvio opposite Specs–not to mention on Upper Grant Street on the sidewalk in front of Macchiarini Creative Design.

Cara Vida left a life among the suits long ago to find a dizzying and earthy reality. With a carney’s purity, she utilizes a collage technique in her poetry that digs truth from the rubble-strewn wasteland of the news-entertainment-advertising-industrial complex. She’s the real deal!

An open mic follows.

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The Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project

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