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Poetry with Gregory Pond and Silvi Alcivar
February 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PSTFree
Gregory Pond was born in Brooklyn, NY to Panamanian parents and moved to San Francisco in the late 1970’s. Author and publisher of four books of poetry, aftermoon and Blackened Blue, 4:00 a.m. (DARK) and 4:00 a.m. (LIGHT). He has been featured in the Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal and Overthrowing Capitalism anthologies and has read all over the Bay Area, including events sponsored by SF Public Library, Howard Zinn Book Fair and Queer Rebels. He is currently a member of the Revolutionary Poets Brigade and as The Visiting Poet, he offers readings to hospitals and assisted-living facilities, as well as volunteering as facilitator of Poetically Speaking, a weekly conference-call program for seniors featuring classic and contemporary poetry.
Silvi Alcivar’s poetry lives in the moment two strangers meet over her red royal typewriter–the anonymity an invitation to speak, the typewriter keys a willing listener. As poet and owner of The Poetry Store since 2008, Silvi’s written and sold an estimated 75K poems that live in wallets, on refrigerators, and an army bunker in antarctica. She’s worked events as small as a stranger’s living room, intimate as a funeral, big as a 5000 person party, appeared on The California Report Magazine, the TEDx stage, published in anthologies, and exhibited art in galleries through the bay area. She holds degrees in writing and art from Cornell University and Penn State. Follow her @thepoetrystore.