Monday, April 20th – 7:00 pm
Poets Clyde Always, Stephen Kopel & Tom Stolmar, followed by open mic

Three poets out to make you laugh, or at least be awed by... we do  believe! Open mic follows. Jerry Ferraz has been hosting this shindig for as long as we can remember. Do come! Per Kopel & Always:  "you'll find poetic adventures … [Read more...]

Monday, March 16th – 7 pm
poets Devreaux Baker
and Doren Robbins
open mic follows

Devreaux Baker and Doren Robbins will converge on Bird & Beckett for what promises to be a rich and rewarding reading, she from Mendocino and he from Santa Cruz.  Though they haven't met, they've known and admired each other's poetry and are … [Read more...]

Sunday, March 8th — 2 pm
Bill Berkson & Dale Herd:
a poet and a short story writer
read their work

Two writers with recent books out from Coffee House Press will share the Bird & Beckett stage:  Dale Herd reading stories from Empty Pockets and Bill Berkson reading poems from Expect Delays. Bill Berkson came of age as a writer during the era … [Read more...]

Monday, March 2nd – 7 pm
Poet Franklin Zawacki
(Robt. Frost Award Winner 2014)
+ open mic

Franklin Zawacki's poem "Roadsiding Hay" -- which is reproduced below -- just won him the 2014 Robert Frost Award.  His bio can be read at the organization's website (click here).  Franklin will read selected and recent poems.  An open mic … [Read more...]

Monday, February 16th – 7 pm
Poets Ronald Sauer & Robert Anbian
open mic follows

Ron Sauer is a native New Yorker and a leading light of the North Beach art and poetry scene, known for trenchant social satires and poignant love poems and for translations of Baudelaire, Aloysius Betrand, and Jacques Prevert.  A troubadour of urban … [Read more...]