VIRTUAL EVENT: Please join us online for a special reading from Fog and Light: San Francisco through the Eyes of the Poets Who Live Here, featuring Dane Cervine, Robine Lysne, Stephen Kessler, Jennifer Lagier, and Diane Frank. This event is part of the Zoom Forward Reading Series founded by poet, fiction writer, and essayist Jory Post. Presented by phren-Z, The Hive Poetry Collective, and Bookshop Santa Cruz to showcase writers, keep our cultural spirits high, and support Bookshop Santa Cruz.
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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.
You'll find poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Alison Luterman, Thomas Centolella, Jack Hirschman, Alejandro Murguía, Marianne Betterly, Meg Pokrass, Robert Scottelaro, Barbara Quick and a spectacular line-up of local Poetry All Stars. It's our love letter to San Francisco.