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Geri Digiorno and the Petaluma Poetry Walk

Poetry and art events in the North Bay Area

Shirt, by Robert Pinsky

Shirt  The back, the yoke, the yardage.  Lapped seams, The nearly invisible stitches along the collar  Turned in a sweatshop by Koreans or Malaysians Gossiping over  tea and noodles on their break Or talking money or politics  while one fitted This armpiece with its overseam to the band  Of cuff I button at my wrist. The presser, the cutter,  The wringer, the mangle. The needle, the union,  The treadle, the bobbin. The code.  The infamous blaze At the Triangle Factory… Read More »

Spring Forward 2013, Santa Rosa

Dear Friends of 100 Thousand Poets for Change, I am writing you all to let you know about the upcoming 100 Thousand Poets for Change Spring Forward Festival April 5th, 6th, and 7th taking place in Santa Rosa, California at The Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art and Politics (99 6th St., Santa Rosa, CA 95401 707-528-3009) Please come out and spend the weekend and show your support for the local arts community (and dozens of poets visiting from Los Angeles,… Read More »

Emily Dickinson Discussion at the Library

We’re hosting a bilingual book discussion of Emily Dickinson’s poetry next Wednesday evening, March 27, at 7:00 . Geri, It would be great if you could let the local poets and poetry lovers know of this discussion. Thank you! Doug Cisney Branch Manager Petaluma Regional Library 100 Fairgrounds Drive Petaluma, CA 94952 707-763-9801, ext. 0711 707-763-0288 (fax) dcisney@sonoma.lib.ca.us

A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III

Join Us Tonight and Tomorrow Night! A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, the new fantastical comedy written and directed by Academy-Award nominee Roman Coppola, is now screening for 2 days only at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas in San Francisco.The film stars Charlie Sheen, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Patricia Arquette, and Aubrey Plaza.The director will be on hand for a Q&A after the 7:15 showings on both evenings. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit Sundance Kabuki Cinemas… Read More »


join us the 2nd & 4th Sunday of every Month THE MUSIC OF THE WORD (LA PALABRA MUSICAL) still in English, Spanish, Spanglish y Lo Que Sea 3:30 – 5:30PM   No Cover hosted by Avotcja (Donations accepted & don’t forget to bring your Congas, Guiros, Maracas, Panderetas etc.) CASA LATINA (Taqueria, Bakery & Café) 1805 San Pablo Avenue @ Delaware (3 blocks North of University) Berkeley, CA 94702   (510)558-7177 ¡Vengan todos & tell everyone to tell everyone! www.Avotcja.org or LaVerdadMusical@yahoo.com

Dirge without Music, by Edna St. Vincent Millay

I put this on my blog for my beautiful red-haired sister, Connie Ghilotti, who was always present. Love, Geri Dirge without Music I am not resigned to the shutting away of loving hearts in the hard ground. So it is, and so it will be, for so it has been, time out of mind: Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. Crowned With lilies and with laurel they go; but I am not resigned.Lovers and thinkers, into… Read More »

January issue of Poetry Magazine

Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to view it in your web browser. January 2013 We welcome quite a few new contributors to Poetry this month. Sara Miller opens the issue with “Cairo”: “You and I would let loose a flood of tears. Not the river. / You and I would seep hotly into our darkest places. / Not the river.” Matthew Nienow appears in our pages for the first time with four poems that draw on his work as a boat builder.… Read More »

from Poetry Flash

If you would be a poet, write living newspapers… Don’t ever believe poetry is irrelevant in dark times. —Lawrence Ferlinghetti As Poetry Flash begins its 41st year, there is a lot to be grateful for. We have launched a new look for http://poetryflash.org/, serving California and beyond. And thanks to Litquake for honoring us with their Barbary Coast Award in 2012! Our clean site design by online editor Amy Wong updates daily literary events in an easy to find format. Poetryflash.org, a… Read More »

Message from Ellen Bass

Dear Friends, A few last minute spots opened up for this workshop next week. Is one of them for you? Ellen Writing for Our Lives at Esalen with Ellen Bass November 9 – 11, 2012 Esalen, Big Sur, CA Photo by Suzanne Carey Esalen. The wonder of the place itself, 120 acres of fertile land carved out between mountain and ocean, blessed by a cascading canyon stream and hot mineral springs gushing out of a seaside cliff. There is the… Read More »