Diane di Prima, San Francisco Poet Laureate Emeritus,Â launches her new collectionÂ The Poetry Deal (San Francisco Poet Laureate Series No. 5, City Lights Publishers, 2014) in the company of the legendaryÂ QR Hand.Â Both are treasured, original voices with decades of influential work to their credit including four or five decades here in the Bay Area.
Joining Diane and QR is the very wonderful piano improviser and composer Walter Earl.
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.
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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