D L Forbes has, for decades, except for a few poetry readings in London and Vancouver in the late 1970’s, remained contentedly enough in the poetry closet of life; until cajoled once more into reading at Bird & Beckett. When asked why, he whined, “Sarah Menefee made me do it!” Apart from that, he has produced seven volumes of poetry, three novels, and a recent memoir regarding his biological father, Ludwig Wittgenstein – “Wittgenstein’s Son and U. G.Krishnamurti – Ducks or Rabbits.”
Sarah Menefee is a San Francisco poet and homeless movement activist, and retired hospital, casino, day care, office and retail worker, currently an occasional artistâ€™s model. She is a founding member of various organizations, including Revolutionaries for a New America and â€˜First they came for the homelessâ€™. Her most recent books are â€˜Human Starâ€™ and â€˜CEMENTâ€™, as well as various chapbooks and self-published volumes.
Jerry Ferraz and Michael Koch host featured poets plus open mic on the first Thursday of each month, followed by an open mic. Sign up at 6:45.
BYOB and a mask. Live in the shop!
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