Sunday, April 22, 2012

OCCUPY SF—poems from the movement Cinco de Mayo celebration at RED POPPY ART HOUSE

 MAY 5, RED POPPY ART HOUSE 2698 Folsom St. @ 23rd San Francisco, CA 94110
415 826-2402
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
cost: $5-$10 sliding scale

The recently released anthology Occupy SF—poems from the movement is a powerfully diverse, intergenerational collection of poetry and art in the bold spirit of the Occupy movement. Unique and inspiring with positive San Francisco flair, the anthology has been receiving rave reviews for its humanistic call for social change. With over 70 poets and artists, including three former San Francisco poet laureates (Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack Hirschman, and devorah major), as well as renowned activist poster artists Chuck Sperry, Ron Donovan, and Jon-Paul Bail, the book has powerfully captured the Occupy movement as it evolves and shifts.

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo and freedom for all, contributing poets Francisco X. Alarcón, Rafael Jesús González, Neeli Cherkovski, Virginia Barrett (co-editor), Bobby Coleman (co-editor), Dottie Payne, and Gerardo Pacheco will read selected work from the anthology. Joining them will be special musical guest Gerardo Omar Marin on flute. All proceeds from book sales benefit Occupy.

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