Wednesday 1/25: Perfectly Queer presents Funny Bits: Humorous Stories from East Bay Queer Writers featuring Ajuan Mance, Willy Wilkinson, and Anna Pulley. Free, 7 p.m., The Octopus Literary Salon. John Else (True South: Henry Hampton and “Eyes on the Prize,” the Landmark Television Series That Reframed the Civil Rights Movement) in conversation with Spencer Nakasako […]
As I take up the task of reading and rereading these often prophetic poems, much becomes clear to me simply from the visible letters on the page—and yet I sense, too, that I cannot refuse an interpretation of what is inscribed beneath and within those letters in the invisible ink of Rich’s poetic genius. Writing […]
Wednesday 9/10: Gillian Conoley celebrates the publication of Thousand Times Broken (City Lights), a collection of three previously untranslated book by French visionary poet Henri Michaux. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights. Peter Orner launches the paperback of Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge with (we have on good authority) the first-time reading of a new story he’s […]
In physics terms, the poetry world is underground “all the way down,” so Influence lurks in each sea cave like a bastard eel, recharging in darkness, awaiting his next dinner with flickering impatience and slaverous hunger.