Jerry Ferraz hosts a poetry reading here at Bird & Beckett twice a month, with an open mic following two featured readers. He’s done it for years, and Bird & Beckett has become known as a particularly rich and welcoming environment for experienced poets and those just beginning to test the waters.
Carlos Suarez has known his mind as a writer for decades, and his volume called “Between Rivers” has long been a favorite — evoking a contemporary and timeless landscape of urban and conceptual human habitation.
As for Jerry Ferraz, a native of this soil â€“ Eureka Valley born â€“ a wandering bard of the San Francisco back lanes â€“ painter of the zen comedyÂ -Â he’s kept Glen Park and Bird & Beckett on his peripatetic route for many years, tuning the space twice a month for pairs of featured poets and a revolving and ever expanding cast of open mic denizens.
Read his poem â€œDharma Dream Walkâ€ and others at www.sfheart.com
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