Jerry Ferraz & SF Poet Laureate Kim Shuck co-host
James Cagney is a poet from Oakland,Â and has featured at manyÂ venues in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. His work has beenÂ published online and in print. His first collection, Black SteelÂ Magnolias, will be published by Nomadic Press this August. Visit hisÂ blog atÂ https://thedirtyrat.blog/
Cassandra Dallett lives in Oakland, and is a two-time Pushcart nominee and Literary Death Match winner. She has published online and in many print magazines, including Slip Stream, Sparkle & Blink, Chiron Review, Stone Boat Review, and Great Weather For Media. A full-length book of poetry, Wet Reckless, was released on Manic D. Press in May 2014. Since then, she’s produced the collectionsÂ Bad Sandy (Lucky Bastard Press), Pearl Tongue (Be About It Press), The Water Wars (Pedestrian Poets Series), On Sunday, A Finch (Nomadic Press), which was nominated for a California Book Award, and most recently Armadillo Heart (Paper Press) with MK Chavez.
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