Â A rich reading with two poets of extraordinary experience. Â PaulÂ Fericano has a compulsively fascinating history as a poet and satirist with roots in the 1970s San Francisco cultural and political scene. Â He has run Poor Souls Press since 1974, launched the “Stoogism” movement in 1976, and caused a ruckus in 1978 by offending the Republicans with his poem “The Three Stooges at a Hollywood Party” which they found somehow insulting to John Wayne and which they used as an excuse to deny Jane Fonda an appointment to the California Arts Council. Â In response to Reagan’s election to the presidency in 1980, Fericano co-founded with Elio Ligi YU News — the Yossarian Universal News Service — a “parody news and disinformation syndicate.”
Linda King grew Â up in Utah and arrived in Los Angeles in the early 1970s where she soon encountered the late poet Charles Bukowski, whom she first sculpted and then fell for. Â Along the way, she was writing, sculpting, acting, and publishing the little magazine called “Purr”. Â Her memoir Loving and Hating Charles Bukowski came out a few years ago and has been recently revised and reissued. Â Linda recently moved back to Utah, finding the San Francisco rental situation more than a little unfriendly, but she’s out for a visit and for this reading.
An open mic follows, hosted by Jerry Ferraz.
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