Monday, June 2nd – 7 pm
POETS! Featured readers:
Paul Fericano and Linda King
open mic follows

Bird and Beckett Flier King and Fericano June 2-page-001 A rich reading with two poets of extraordinary experience.  Paul Fericano has a compulsively fascinating history as a poet and satirist with roots in the 1970s San Francisco cultural and political scene.  He has run Poor Souls Press since 1974, launched the “Stoogism” movement in 1976, and caused a ruckus in 1978 by offending the Republicans with his poem “The Three Stooges at a Hollywood Party” which they found somehow insulting to John Wayne and which they used as an excuse to deny Jane Fonda an appointment to the California Arts Council.  In response to Reagan’s election to the presidency in 1980, Fericano co-founded with Elio Ligi YU News — the Yossarian Universal News Service — a “parody news and disinformation syndicate.”

Linda King grew  up in Utah and arrived in Los Angeles in the early 1970s where she soon encountered the late poet Charles Bukowski, whom she first sculpted and then fell for.  Along the way, she was writing, sculpting, acting, and publishing the little magazine called “Purr”.  Her memoir Loving and Hating Charles Bukowski came out a few years ago and has been recently revised and reissued.  Linda recently moved back to Utah, finding the San Francisco rental situation more than a little unfriendly, but she’s out for a visit and for this reading.

An open mic follows, hosted by Jerry Ferraz.


  1. yvonne campbell says:

    Love the breadth of your programming.