East Bay Poetry Summit: DIY gathering

East Bay Poetry Summit: DIY gathering

What started as a late-night text message has turned into a five-day East Bay Poetry Summit, with poets flying in from as far away as…

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'Tales of the SF Cacophony Society' party

‘Tales of the SF Cacophony Society’ party

The underground Cacophony Society, which in the ’90s spawned outfits in more than a dozen major cities and inspired both Chuck Palahniuk‘s “Fight Club” and…

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Brian Lucas illuminates collaborative 'Poetbook'

Brian Lucas illuminates collaborative ‘Poetbook’

From around 1996 to 1999, Brian Lucas edited a poetry magazine and chapbook press called Angle, the issues of which were stapled and letter-size and…

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Small Press Traffic hosts another Endless Summer

Small Press Traffic hosts another Endless Summer

To kick off last summer’s long journey into winter and to raise funds for its annual programming, Small Press Traffic invited the larger community of…

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The Allen Ginsberg Festival in S.F.

The Allen Ginsberg Festival in S.F.

The Contemporary Jewish Museum’s hosting of “Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg” overlaps with City Lights’ celebration of its 60th year this week with…

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Poetry Library finds niche, if not a home

Poetry Library finds niche, if not a home

In 2008, Kimberly Escamilla founded the nonprofit International Poetry Library of San Francisco to serve the rapidly growing number of master of fine arts students…

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