Litquake – Micah Ballard & Alli Warren

Monday, October 10th, 7 pm

Micah Ballard + Alli Warren – POETS!

Litquake at Bird & Beckett

Litquake and Bird & Beckett both got their start in San Francisco in 1999, and we’re proud to be participating in that amazing city-wide literary festival for the first time with two events this week!

First off, tonight it’s the kind of poetry reading that Bird & Beckett has done to perfection hundreds of times in the past 12 years!  Two very fine young poets will be on hand– hosted by Bird & Beckett’s Nicholas Whittington, an excellent poet in his own right and editor of our annual literary journal, Amerarcana, with its third volume now in the works.

Tonight’s bill features Baton Rouge-born Micah Ballard, a generous and gracious soul, who arrived in San Francisco at the age of 24 in the year B&B and Litquake were founded… 1999!  Micah went through the poetics program at the fabled New College of San Francisco under the tutelage of David Meltzer, Joanne Kyger and Tom Clark, and directed the Humanities Program there for 7 years.  More recently, he’s been co-director of USF’s MFA in Writing program.   Now a new father, he’s also father of a fresh new poetry volume in City Lights Publishing’s Spotlight series called Waifs and Strays.  He’s “a flaneur of the other world,” says poet Brian Teare…

Sharing the bill is Alli Warren, a young and intriguing poet of whom you may best gain a sense by poking about in her blog at this link: http://theingredient.blogspot.com/