tuesday, may 3rd san francisco public library the RADAR reading series
underground and emerging literary performance with a side of cookies
downstairs in the latino reading room 6pm sharp** *** free of course** *** all ages, too
the first and most important woman writer of the Beat movement, DIANE DI PRIMA; whose debut book, This Kind of Bird Flies Backward, was published in 1957; who was arrested by the FBI on an obscenity charge due to material in her monthly Beat newsletter, The Floating Bear; who founded both The Poet’s Press and American Theatre for Poets in New York; whose thirty-plus books include the classic Memoirs of a Beatnik, the poetry collection Revolutionary Letters, the epic poem Loba, the autobiograpical Recollections of My Life as a Woman, and the novel Not Quite Buffalo Stew. Di Prima is a poet priestess, leader,
activist, survivor, mother, publisher, feminist, Beat woman, Buddhist, traveler, teacher, student, and healer.
DIANA CAGE, author of Box Lunch: The Layperson’s Guide to Cunnilingus; former editor of On Our Backs magazine and editor of the recent collection Bottoms Up: writing about sex; who is currently working on both a novel, and a book titled The Gay Girl’s Guide to Life, which will be released in 2006 by Alyson books.
from new york city, CORRINE FITZPATRICK, host of the Hand-to-Mouth poetry and performance series in Brooklyn; author and hand-stitcher of the self-published book “For Their Own Good”; and who is currently collborating with poet-musician Bethany Spiers of The Feverfew on projects including the performance, “Peter & Therese,” and their West Coast Adventure of May 2005.
readings followed by question and answer session plus cookies
hosted by Michelle Tea
PS~ Go to New Langton Arts Thursday, April 28th to hear the incomparable Eileen Myles. Go to K’vetch, Sunday, May 1st at Sadie’s Flying Elephant, to read on the queer open mic. Go to Edinburgh Castle Monday, May 2nd to hear elusive literary jewel Romy Ashby.