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Monday, January 8th – 7pm
Kim Shuck hosts “Virtual!Poets”
this time out featuring
Edward Mycue & Antoinette Villa Payne
followed by an open mic

Edward Mycue pursued graduate studies at North Texas State and Boston University, then joined the Peace Corps., training at UC Berkeley, University College in Legon, Ghana, the US Department of Agriculture graduate school in Washington, D.C.  and the International Peoples College Denmark. He has led writing groups in San Francisco since the 1970s.

His books include:
Damage in the Community, 1973 San Francisco, CA, Panjandrum Press
Root Route & Range Song Returns, 1979 Melbourne, Australia, Paper Castle Press
The Singing Man My Father Gave Me, 1980 London, England, Menard Press
Torn Star, 1985 Indianapolis, IN, Oberc PressEdward, 1986 Cambridge, MA, Primal Press
Mindwalking, 2008 Seattle, WA, Philos Press
Song of San Francisco, 2012 Peterborough, Cambs. England, Spectacular Diseases Press
I Am a Fact Not a Fiction, print edition 29 Oct 2023, Wordrunner Press

Antoinette Vella Payne, a San Francisco native, hosts 1428 Poets, a monthly open mic reading at 1428 Haight St in San Francisco, and is a regular participant at Sacred Grounds, the longest running weekly poetry venue in San Francisco.

She recently completed her first poetry collection, entitled That’s What Happens When you Live on Haight Street, and she is co editor of Richard Sanderell’s posthumous collection of poetry and prose, entitled Richard Sanderell, The Cursive Writer of San Francisco.

San Francisco Poet Laureate Emerita Kim Shuck hosts our virtual poetry series the second and fourth Sunday of each month. No in-store audience, only on line. The Zoom link will be attached soon


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