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David Meltzer Needs Your Help! September 22, 2014: This just in: David Meltzer needs your help! The beat-generation poet and former poetics professor at San Francisco’s New College is struggling with liver cancer and subsequent medical bills as [...] by

Come Back Soon, Marcus Books! May 9, 2014: Unbelievable! Marcus Books, the oldest black bookstore in the U.S.A. and the center of black intellectual and cultural life in S.F. since 1981, was locked out of its building on Fillmore Street after [...] by

Patrick James Dunagan Reviews New [Plus] Awesome Critical Study of Jack Spicer’s Poetry November 20, 2013: Fresh from Edinburgh, the latest in Jack Spicer news. Patrick James Dunagan revels in the blinding-bright not-quite-belatedness of Daniel Katz’s The Poetry of Jack Spicer. Daniel Katz’s The [...] by

Help ‘The Harlem of the West’ Stay Alive! June 12, 2013: Marcus Books is the country’s longest-running black-owned bookstore and it is desperately in danger of closing. The San Francisco bookstore has been in its same location on Fillmore Street [...] by

Victor Martinez: “I am an American writer” February 26, 2011: Mission Loc@l remembers poet and National Book Award-winning novelist Victor Martinez who passed away earlier this week. Born in Fresno, California, Martinez would prove influential and respected [...] by

Culture Anonymous? San Francisco poet revisits his first 90 days February 23, 2011: SF Weekly profiles Charles Kruger, who last year made a formal decision to take the Bay Area literary world by storm. You’ve probably heard that phrase a lot, but in this case it’s true: [...] by

Composer John Adams: “The text generates the musical ideas” December 6, 2010: SFist interviews the Bay Area composer John Adams on the San Francisco Symphony’s performance of his oratorio El Niño ten years after its debut with Peter Sellars directing. The present [...] by

San Francisco Poet Al Robles (1930-2009) August 16, 2009: Hello all, this is my first post to the Harriet blog, so let me very briefly introduce myself. I’m Barbara Jane Reyes, and I blog regularly at Poeta y Diwata. I am also a contributing blogger [...] by