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Poetry in Chinatown: Greg Pond and Dee Allen. Book Launch
June 9, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDTFree
Poets Greg Pond and Dee Allen. will read from their new publications. They will be joined by trumpeter Greer Rocket.
Greg Pond is an American poet born in Brooklyn, New York, to Panamanian immigrants. He moved to San Francisco in the late 1970’s and had a thirty-plus year career in radio, commercial and local cable television. Some of his duties included programming coordination and producing public service announcements and special programs.
Greg has published two books of poetry: Aftermoon and Blackened Blue.
His poems can be found in the Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal and Overthrowing Capitalism anthologies.
Since his retirement from his career Greg started The Visiting Poet, a service that offers poetry readings to assisted-living facilities and hospitals. Greg is also a volunteer facilitator of Poetically Speaking, a weekly telephone conference-call program for seniors.
Greg will introduce his two books of poetry, 4:00 am (light) and 4:00 am (dark)
Dee Allen. is an African-Italian performance poet based in Oakland, California. Active on the creative writing and Spoken word tips since the early 1990s. Author of 4 books (Boneyard, Unwritten Law, Stormwater and his newest, Skeletal Black, all from POOR Press) and 19 anthology appearances (including Poets 11: 2014, Feather Floating On the Water, Rise, Your Golden Sun Still Shines, What is Love, The City is Already Speaking, The Land Lives Forever and the newest from Los Angeles-based Vagabond Books, Extreme) under his figurative belt so far.