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Bird & Becket Books & Records | 653 Chenery St. San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Bird & Beckett’s holds a unique night of poetry, piano jazz and an open mic. Poet Les Gottesman will be joined by poet and jazz pianist Bill Crossman for for poetry inspired by the post 9/11 world.
An open mic will follow, so bring your scribbles and your instruments and show off what you’ve got.
Les Gottesman‘s first published poems were in Ted Berrigan’s C magazine in 1965. More recently, his poems have appeared in Juked, Beatitude, Harper’s,Antioch Review, and Columbia Review. Les has been a teacher and political activist in San Francisco for over 30 years.
Bill Crossman is a poet, jazz pianist/composer, human rights activist, professor, and author. “John Brown’s Truth,” a musical theater piece he created which includes his poetry, will be performed in 2012 in the Bay Area. At Bird & Beckett, Bill will be reading new poems from his Sound Ground: Poems for the Years Since 9/11.
Categories: Literature, Live Music, San Francisco