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Thursday, October 16 – 7:30 pm
Litquake at Bird & Beckett!
Poets Amos, Cherkovski,
Dunagan, Lazzara, Loos

“Generations” – a Bird & Beckett Litquake reading!

      Five San Francisco Poets, 27 to 69:
                                           A gathering of decades,
born on the fog banks over Twin Peaks.

foggy-san-francisco-weather-twin-peaksSeth Amos,
Neeli Cherkovski,
Patrick James Dunagan,
Marina Lazzara and
Jessica Loos
read their work.

Born and raised in South Carolina, Seth Amos now lives and writes in San Francisco. He is the poetry editor of “Rivet: The Journal of Writing That Risks.”
Neeli Cherkovski is an internationally recognized poet, memoirist and literary chronicler, recipient of a PEN Josephine Miles Award and an Acker Prize for poetry and biography. His book “Spent Shadow” is due out this fall.
Patrick James Dunagan lives in San Francisco and works at Gleeson Library for the University of San Francisco. A graduate of the now defunct New College poetics program his books include GUSTONBOOK and Das Gedichtete.
Marina Lazzara has published her poetry widely published and she’s toured throughout the U.S. with The Rabbles and earlier bands including Blue Gum Art and Poetics.  All reflects her embrace of activism and the natural world.
Jessica Loos is a well known San Francisco poet and performer.  She holds an MFA from New College of California and is a member of the Revolutionary Poets Brigade.
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