Thursday, October 27, 2005

2 upcoming readings: Nov. 4th & the 7th

Friday, November 4th : 7:30pm

Poetry & Pizza (yay) presents readings by

Kyle Kaufman, Sara Larsen, & Melissa Benham

where you ask?

Escape from New York Pizza
333 Bush near Montgomery BART

free pizza (how can you go wrong?)

$5 benefits Zen Hospice


also join Kyle, Sara, & Melissa again the following

Monday, November 7th at 7pm

All Poets Welcome Reading Series

followed by an open mike (so so tempting...)

Happy Hour until 7:00

Gallery Cafe
1200 Mason at Washington
SF, (415) 823-1263.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

October 2005 is Funding for Arts Month at the Foundation Center

Quick! Get the moolah while it lasts. The Foundation Center is a great resource for finding grants, as well as free classes on the processes of applying & so forth. Click on the title above or go to:

Friday, October 14, 2005

Laura Moriarty reading at USF 10/19


Laura Moriarty will be reading at the University of San Francisco at the Lone
Mountain Campus at 2800 Turk Blvd, at 7:30 on Wednesday, October 19th. She will
be reading new work from A Tonalist, a book of poetry and poetics, as well as
from the recent Self-Destruction.

Friday, 10/21 Small Press Traffic Reading : Stephanie Young & Melissa Benham

Small Press Traffic

Melissa R. Benham & Stephanie Young

Friday, October 21, 2005 at 7:30 p.m.

at California College of the Arts
1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 (at Wisconsin St.)

Melissa R. Benham is the author of codeswitching (Subday Press, 2003), as well as the chapbooks repronounceable, surrealist object vs. narrated dream, and recounted. Currently, she curates the Artifact Reading Series, with Chana Morgenstern, and is the publisher/editor for Artifact Press. Her work has appeared in 3rd Bed, el pobre Mouse, How2, Fourteen Hills, Shampoo Poetry, and others. Of codeswitching, Bhanu Kapil writes, "The divinatory act, in Melissa Benham's work, is a movement, as I track it, into the 'dangerous visible'. These are poems written at a location that is constantly disappearing, or burning up."

Stephanie Young is the editor of Bay Poetics, forthcoming from Faux Press, and author of Telling the Future Off, just out from Tougher Disguises Press. She can be found online at and in person in Oakland, where she hosted house readings from 2003-05. K. Silem Mohammad says of her debut, "in the world reflected by these poems, socio-textual trust is absolutely essential, under the shadow of mercenary workplace ethics as well as the ever-compromised politics of the private."

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Free Reading at New College - Oct. 12th

New College of California Cultural Center
766 Valencia St., San Francisco

October 12th, 2005 6:30-9:30

Celebration & Reading for the publication of David Meltzer's David's Copy, edited by Michael Rothenberg, published by Penguin Books.

Special guests readers include

Diane DiPrima
Michael McClure
Joanne Kyger
Clark Coolidge
Gloria Frym
Duncan McNaughton

Free admission and refreshments

Sunday, October 09, 2005

el pobre Mouse # 3 : deadline October 15th

el pobre Mouse #3

el pobre Mouse invites all manner of innovative, electric, and alarming work for our third issue. we encourage you to send in poetry, poetics, prose, hybrid, drama, notes, intvws, essays, sketches, diagrams, flowcharts, love notes, crumpled miscellania. we are interested in work that can provoke further work: conversation, contemplation, response.

submission deadline: october 15

we accept submissions electronically, or by mail:
el pobre Mouse
899 Oak Street #7
San Francisco, CA 94117

each copy of our third issue will be hand-assembled, and hand-(spray)painted. as always, el pobre is an act of community, and done with love. we look forward to seeing yr work. issue 1 is sold out. copies of issue 2 are available for $5-10 each, sliding scale, from the above address. each copy is a handmade product of our San Francisco collage parties (all are welcome. if you live in the area, contact us if you'd like to come).

thanks for reading, and please forward,
yours, the eds,
kyle kaufman / sara m larsen
Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

ARTIFACT: 10.08.05 : 7:30PM

saturday : october 8th : 7:30 pm

taylor brady

tanya brolaski

dan fisher

bios to come...

2921b folsom street (at 25th/bottom buzzer)


for more info:
or 415.647.7689

* please note the (permanent?) change from the 3rd sat. to the 2nd sat

this month's flyer comes from a painting by stacy elaine dacheux : cavity

bios of october 8th readers

a r t i f a c t

saturday : october 8th



Taylor Brady is the author of Microclimates (Krupskaya, 2001), Yesterday’s News Factory School, 2005) and Occupational Treatment (Atelos, forthcoming). Recent work as appeared or is forthcoming in Biting the Error (Coach House, 2004), the Faux Press Bay Area poetry anthology, War & Peace, Shampoo, and Eleven Eleven. He lives in San Francisco, and is currently involved in editing/production work on projects including Norma Cole’s CD-ROM, SCOUT (just out from Krupskaya), and a book of Will Alexander’s essays (forthcoming from Factory School).

Tanya Brolaski is the author of Letters to Hank Williams (True West Press, 2003), The Daily Usonian (Atticus/Finch 2004) and Madame Bovary’s Diary (Cy Press, 2005). She studies Medieval and Renaissance poetry at UC Berkeley and writes the blog Swimming for Dummies

Dan Fisher is a sometimes publisher and printer of poetry broadsides and chapbooks, some of which have been published under his press, Flotsam, all others for Eucalyptus Press. He also writes and makes poems too. Some of them have appeared in Magazine Cypress, Boog City, and Bay Poetics (forthcoming). Recently, Sea.Lamb.Press published his chapbook Fugue Report. He’s been in the Bay Area for three years now and can be seen at readings drawing childlike portraits of other poets.