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Monday, May 9 – 7pm
Lisa Rosenberg and Monica Korde featured
followed by an open mic
hosted on Zoom by Kim Shuck

On the second Monday of each month, Kim Shuck, San Francisco Poet Laureate 2019-2021, hosts a poetry reading via Zoom (invitation below), featuring major Bay Area poets followed by a vibrant open mic. Find the invitation below. Bring a poem for the open mic, or join just to hear the work. On the fourth Monday of the month, Kim’s reading is all open mic. Bird & Beckett is proud of its association with Kim and her fine series

Monday, May 9th, the featured poets are Lisa Rosenberg, pictured at right, and Monica Korde.

Poet, essayist, and recovering engineer Lisa Rosenberg is the author of A Different Physics (Red Mountain Press). The recipient of a Djerassi Residency and Wallace Stegner Fellowship, she served as Poet Laureate of San Mateo County, and is a frequent speaker on the confluence of arts and sciences. Her work appears in venues such as POETRY, The Threepenny Review, Amsterdam Quarterly, Ruminate, and California Fire & Water: A Climate Crisis Anthology.

Poet Laureate of Belmont (CA) Monica Korde is the current host & curator of the monthly series Virtual Belmont Poetry Night. As part of her laureate work, she has launched her signature initiative Project POETRY 360 and frequently organizes community poetry events. She has served on the judging panels of San Mateo County’s Fourth Annual Poetry Out Loud Competition, the 2021 First Annual WordSlam Youth Poetry Contest and the 2022 Belmont Poetry Contest. Her poetry has appeared in print and online on platforms such as The New Verse News, Filoli Winter Haiku, San Francisco Public Library’s Poem-of-the-Day and Speak Poetry. Born and raised in India, Monica is a former educator of English & French, and continues being a library volunteer, a calligrapher, and a motorcycle enthusiast.

We hope you’ll tune in at 7 for the reading and stay for the open mic. For an in-store poetry reading with featured readers and an open, join us on the first Thursday of each month in the shop, at 653 Chenery Street, two blocks from the Glen Park BART station. Jerry Ferraz and Michael Koch book and co-host the in-store monthly series.

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