poems are angels
a solo reading by
Diane di Prima
Saturday, March 1st, 6:30 p.m.
second of two readings
by popular demand!
reservations required–
call the bookshop!

For this fundraising evening to help poet Diane di Prima meet some of her ongoing medical expenses, she will read work from a recent collection,entitled "Poems Are Angels" and we'll also offer for sale a limited edition broadside produced for the … [Read more...]

Sunday, February 16th, 2:00 pm
Third Verse: Jesse Nathan,
Benjamin Paloff, Alissa Valles

A reading and discussion of new work by poets, translators and editors Jesse Nathan, Benjamin Paloff, and Alissa Valles. Jesse Nathan’s poems have appeared in the American Poetry Review, the Nation, jubilat, and elsewhere. He’s a founding editor … [Read more...]

Monday, February 3rd at 7 pm
Our twice-monthly 1st & 3rd Mondays series of featured poets
plus an open mic

Tonight, poet QR Hands "trades fours" with improvising pianist Walter Earl. Trading fours is a jazz tradition, where members of an ensemble take turns stepping up to the mic for short solo bursts over the length of the standard jazz chorus. … [Read more...]

Sunday, January 19th, 2 pm
A reading by contributors to
The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry

A reading by Susan Cohen, Lucille Lang Day, Julia B. Levine, Colleen McKee, Melissa Stein, Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet. With works by over 100 poets, The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry, edited by Deborah Ager and M.E. … [Read more...]

POETS! — Book Release Celebration!
Jerry Ferraz reads
from two new chapbooks
Thursday, January 16, 7 pm
open mic follows

The Grace of Crows:  Jerry Ferraz, long-time host of our ongoing poetry series at Bird & Beckett -- and a key bard of the San Francisco poetic axis that runs through North Beach and the Mission District -- will read from two chapbooks that have … [Read more...]