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653 Chenery St in San Francisco's Glen Park
1-415-586-3733
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Monday, March 6th – 2-4 pm
A Reading for Al-Mutanabbi Street: Beau Beausoleil, Judith Ayn Bernhard, Neeli Cherkovski, Agneta Falk, Jack Hirschman, Michael Koch, Jessica Loos, Dorothy Payne, Kim Shuck, plus Steve Arnston, piano

"The only war is the war on the imagination" - Diane di Prima. Poets read to commemorate the March 5, 2007 destruction by car bomb of Al-Mutanabbi Street, Baghdad's bookseller's street named for the 10th century Iraqi poet. This tragedy, … [Read more...]

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Sunday, March 19th – 4:30-6:30 pm
which way west?
Jami Cassady reads from the Joan Anderson letter

70 years on... Having met Neal Cassady in December 1946 in NYC, Jack Kerouac says so long to Neal on March 4, 1947, and Neal returns in a tear to Denver. By March 7, Neal has written a letter to Jack from Denver, the "Great Sex Letter," … [Read more...]

“Go Small” – The Scott Foster Trio recorded live at Bird & Beckett

Just $10, and exquisite! … [Read more...]

Onward! David Meltzer, 1937-2016, R.I.P.

From Julie Rogers, David's wife, we received the following message this morning, December 31st:   Dear One,   Our Beloved David passed at 3:37 this morning very peacefully with us in our bed holding hands. He was calm after the terrible … [Read more...]

Thursday, February 23rd – 8-10 pm
Eric Shifrin & Raul Ramirez

Echoes of Berkeley's ultra classy Claremont Hotel in the early 1990s, when Eric & Raul held down a long-running duo booking 'twixt the potted palms and tennis handsomes. Imagine emerging from your spa treatment to Raul's rhythm beautifully … [Read more...]