A couple dozen “cranky” and concise essays by our esteemed San Francisco Poet Laureate Emerita Kim Shuck were published just a month or two ago by our good friends at Andover Archives Press, just on the eve of a 9,000 ramble around the country. She’s back now & we’ll celebrate by joining Kim for a reading &Â publication party, along with the folks who put out the book — Judy Bernhardt and Byron Spooner, and her driver, photographer, cook and soulmate, Doug Salin. And you.
Of that ramble, says Kim, “It would have been bizarre if weâ€™d seen nothing that enchanted us. The truth is that the land is still the place that has inspired writers, visual artists and sages of many generations. Face to face, in the diners and poetry venues, we still have more in common than we might like to believe. From Shreveport clawing together its aspirational buildings and trying to make a historical district, to strangers on random chairs theyâ€™ve set up in front of their houses, weâ€™re still as horrible and wonderful as the best and worst among us. Weâ€™re still confronted with daily amazement and daily
are offered opportunities to respond to them.”
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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The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.
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