front cover of Via Negativa by July Westhale

July Westhale & Katie Tandy discuss Via Negativa: Poems

Our dear friend and former columnist July Westhale talks with QL board member Katie Tandy about Westhale’s new book of poems Via Negativa (Kore Press,…

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art by Judit Navratil

Quiet Lightning / Poetry in Virtual Parks

Quiet Lightning presents their 135th show and the 6th annual Poetry in Parks, produced in collaboration with California State Parks and held virtually on Monday, September 7,…

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The videopoetry for La Chica's Field Guide to Banzai Living by Jennifer Hasegawa

The videopoetry for La Chica’s Field Guide to Banzai Living by Jennifer Hasegawa

Check out these videopoems Jennifer Hasegawa made for poems in La Chica’s Field Guide to Banzai Living! The book came out from Omnidawn in April…

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Virtual Quiet Lightning!

Quiet Lightning presents their 133rd show, held virtually on Monday, May 4, 2020, with readings/performance by (in the following order): Ronny Kerr » Joe Donohoe » Keith Mark Gaboury » Jon Bennett » Cynthia Darling » Leigh…

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Quiet Lightning @ Old Devil Moon by Evan Karp

Quiet Lightning @ Old Devil Moon

Quiet Lightning presents their 132nd show, held at Old Devil Moon on Monday, March 2, 2020, with readings/performance by (in the following order): Gustavo Barahona-López » Jyoti Arvey » Nicole Henares » Jennifer Lewis » Kai…

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Quiet Lightning @ The Balboa Theatre

Quiet Lightning presents their 131st show, held inside the Balboa Theatre on Monday, January 7, 2020, with readings/performance by (in the following order): Sean Taylor » Robert Pesich » Caitlyn Clark » Thea…

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photo from the launch of Mimi Lok's Last of Her Name, held at The Bindery on 10/22/19, by Evan Karp

Quiet Lightning / 10 Year Anniversary

Quiet Lightning holds a reading and celebration 10 years from the date of their first show, on December 14, 2019, at The Bindery in San…

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photo of Jack Hirshman reading at Specs Bar

Be There or Fish: A Cornucopia of The Surreal

Part of City Lights‘ Surrealism Festival, Inside the Magnetic Fields, on 11/20/19 at Specs Bar: surreal snacks, random objects, & associations, with Jacqueline Bier and…

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Eves at the Beat: Womxn Reading at The Beat Museum

During Women’s History month a constellation of events brought together a group of fabulous womxn+ writers. The meeting of these hearts and minds exploded into…

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photo of Richelle Lee Slota @ Quiet Lightning in the Doolan-Lardon Building

Quiet Lightning in the Doolan-Larson Building

Quiet Lightning presents their 129th show inside the Doolan-Larson Building on Monday, November 4, 2019, with readings/performance by (in the following order): A.A. Vincent » Noah Sanders » Anna Allen » Chelsea…

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