Virginia Barrett & Bobby Coleman
+ open mic

Monday, Sept. 17 — 7 p.m.
Featured poets plus an open mic
1st & 3rd Monday of each month
hosted by Jerry Ferraz.

Bobby Coleman & Virginia Barrett, co-editors of Occupy SF: Poems from the movement

Virginia Barrett is a poet inspired by her surroundings, her writing tied to her eye as a visual artist as well as the sense of spirit she gathers from a place. While she writes in diverse styles, including narrative and prose, she is intuitively drawn to composing short pieces bordering on the mystical.   Her poems have appeared in Southern Poetry Review, La Bloga, Heal Your Soul-Heal The World and Forever in Love, and she has received writer’s grants from the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of Taos, New Mexico and The Book Club of California in San Francisco.

Bobby Coleman is a founding member of the Revolutionary Poets Brigade, a progressive attorney and an MBA — a consistent advocate and organizer for radically sustainable reform solutions for over 30 years, most notably with the League of Revolutionaries for a New America and the San Francisco Tenants Union, and a graduate of Columbia & Stanford Universities.

Barrett and Coleman recently co-edited Occupy SF: Poems from the Movement which includes contributions by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, devorah major, Neeli Cherkovski , Brenda Hillman, Agneta Falk, Jack Hirschman, Mahnaz Badihian, A.D. Winans, Nina Serrano, Rafael Jesús González, Francisco X. Alarcón, Mary Rudge, Victor Avila, Devreaux Baker and numerous others.