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July 25th, 2021: Book Talk Salon from 2:00 pm until 3:30 pm PST
A love letter to San Francisco…
In this collection of poems, we show you the city that most tourists miss — dancing the samba at Carnaval in the Mission District, the Golden Gate Bridge at dawn with the perfect angle of light, the timpani of Pacific waves in the Outer Sunset, a cappuccino before work on Minna Alley, Bird & Beckett Bookstore in Glen Park, the dog path at Fort Funston, walking home through the Civic Center in Sunday heat, the clatter inside a flat on Nob Hill by the cable car tracks, ushering at the San Francisco Opera, an inside view of the Summer of Love, the Doggie Diner, the Sing It Yourself Messiah with the Golden Gate Symphony, eight-year-old friends in Bayview careening down their street on a board attached to a roller skate, a night game at Candlestick Park, the Alemany Farmer’s Market, the lively street scene at 16th and Valencia, riding the N Judah street car with two cellos to play Mahler at the Herbst Theatre on Bay to Breakers Sunday — and so much more.
Poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack Hirschman, Alejandro Murguía, Barbara Quick, Thomas Centolella, Alison Luterman, Beau Beausoleil, Robert Scotellaro, Daniel J. Langton, Kathy Evans, Jane Underwood, Katharine Harer and many other celebrated poets.
Coastside Poetry YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/akETNtFF7y4
August 23, 2020: Poetry Salon with Poet Connie Post
An intimate gathering of poets featuring Connie Post, with discussion to follow
Connie Post served as Poet Laureate of Livermore, California (2005 to 2009). Her work has appeared in Calyx, River Styx, Slipstream, Spoon River Poetry Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review and Verse Daily. Her Awards include the 2018 Liakoura Award, the 2016 Crab Creek Review Poetry Award . Her first full length Book “Floodwater” won the Lyrebird Award. Her second full length collection (also by Glass Lyre Press) “Prime Meridian” was released in January 2020.