For our upcoming November 25th show at The Sports Basement, the featured readers will include the poets pictured below, plus musical guests to be announced.
The Sports Basement is an unusual, but very appealing performance space which has featured readings sponsored by Litquake, Quiet Lightning, and others. The Sports Basement is located at 1590 Bryant St, in San Francisco. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and the show will start promptly at 7:30. Beer and wine will be available. Admission is a $5.00 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds).
RJ Ingram and Mary Cisper are both MFA students at St. Mary’s College. Mary is a scientist by profession, returning to school to pursue her passion for poetry. RJ Ingram is a more traditional student, recently graduated with a BFA from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. RJ is an editor of St. Mary’s graduate run literary journal, “Mary.”
Norma Cole is a poet and painter with over 25 books of poetry, prose and translation to her credit.
She was associated with the well respected New College of California and is admired, along with poets such as Ron Silliman and Rae Armantrout, as an excellent examplar of “language poetry”.
Candy Shue’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Washington Square, Pif Online Magazine, Paragraph, Toasted Cheese Literary Journal, VerbSap.com, The Booksmith Reader and other publications.
Cassandra Dallett is a leading light in East Bay Poetry circles. Cassandra has published in Slip Stream, Enizagam, The Criminal Class Review, and Sparkle And Blink among many others. A full length book of poetry WET RECKLESS will be released in Spring 2013 from Manic D Press.
Julia Vinograd is often referred to as the Poet Laureate of Berkeley. She considers herself a “street poet” and has published nearly 60 books of poetry over the past 30 years, which she has sold herself on a one-on-one basis on the streets of Berkeley (where she is also known as the “Bubble Lady”). Her outsider status as a street poet belies her sophisticated use of language and astonishingly consistent output which have garnered the admiration of generations of San Francisco and East Bay writers.