Petaluma River Press

Saturday, June 16, 2007

From Jack to Geri

Note to Geri Digiorno, Poet Laureate of Sonoma County from Jack Hirschman, Poet Laureate of San Francisco. Jack was a good friend of Gene's, and advised me about the book venture:


"dear geri----

"Agneta Falk is a swedish-born poet and painter, who lived in England for 30 years and now lives and works in san francisco.
"Her major collection, It's Not Love, It's Love was published in a bilingual edition by Multimedia Edizioni in Italy.
"She has also edited, with Judi Benson The Long Pale Corridor, an international anthology of poems on grieving and death, published by Bloodaxe Books of England.

"Jack Hirschman is the current Poet Laureate of the City of San Francisco.
"Last year his masterwork, The Arcanes, was published by Multimedia Edizioni in Italy in the American language only.
"He is an active member of the League of Revolutionaries for a new America.

"Sempre---jack"

ALSO APPEARING: Baba Shibambo

Jack Hirschman and Agneta Falk, Baba Shibambo Reading July 1st 3-5pm -- Phoenix Theater

Friday, June 15, 2007

The 12th Annual Petaluma Poetry Walk -- September 23rd, 2007

The 12th Annual Petaluma Poetry Walk -- September 23rd, 2007

SCHEDULE

12:00 NOON JUNGLE VIBES, 136 PETALUMA BLVD., N.

Fionna Perkins, Mimi Albert, Eileen Malone,
Diane Frank, with Anthony Wright, Harpist; and Nina Lindsay

1:OO PM APPLE BOX AT THE MILL, 6 PETALUMA BLVD., N.

D.A. Powell, Katherine Hastings, Forrest Hamer
G.P. Skratz and the new Arundo Band
.

Hosted by Carl Macki, with reading of Poem by Eugene Ruggles.

2:00 PM APPLE BOX AT THE MILL, 6 PETALUMA BLVD., N.

Helene Cardona, John Fitzgerald and Elena Karina Byrne
Baba Shibambo: featuring South African dance music

3:00 PM COPPERFIELDS BOOKS, 140 KENTUCKY STREET

Ellen Bass, Terri Carrion and Michael Rothenberg

4:00 PM PHOENIX THEATRE, 20 WASHINGTON STREET

The Suicide Kings

5:00 PM BELLA LUMA CAFE, 125 PETALUMA BLVD., N.

Kate Braverman, Juanita Martin, Geri Digiorno, Chris Olander and Avotcja

6:00 PM BRICKS, 16 KENTUCKY STREET

David Bromige, Ed Coletti, Richard Denner and Q.R. Hand



Here are some links related to The Petaluma Poetry Walk:

Pictures of the 2002 Petaluma Poetry Walk
at David Huang's "Poetic Dream" site.

2002 Petaluma Poetry Walk
site at the Isle Press Internet site, including a schedule,
map, and links to many of the poets that read in the 2002 Petaluma Poetry Walk.

September 19, 2002, article by Patrick Sullivan called "Can Sonoma County's young poets rekindle a flickering art form?"
The article talks about Copperfield's Books and the Dan Jaffe Memorial Poetry Contest and how the winners will read in the
Petaluma Poetry Walk.

2002 article by Truong Tran called "Decreasing Funds: How Literary Organizations Are Coping" at the "Poets & Writers" Internet site. About Geri DiGiorno's fundraising efforts from local merchants for the Petaluma Poetry Walk.

Pictures of the 2001 Petaluma Poetry Walk at David Huang's "Poetic Dream" site.

September 6, 2001 article by David Templeton called "A poet praises lit. icon Lawrence Ferlinghetti." About Ferlinghetti's appearance at the Phoenix Theatre in Petaluma for "Rhyme, Rhythm and Song," a fundraiser for the Sonoma County Book Fair and the Petaluma Poetry Walk.

October 5, 2000 article by David Templeton called "Free Verse: The Petaluma Poetry Walk."
The article interviews Geri DiGiorno about the Petaluma Poetry Walk.

Pictures of the 2000 Petaluma Poetry Walk at David Huang's "Poetic Dream" site.

September 7, 2000 article by David Templeton called "How much is a good poem worth?"
Geri Digiorno on the streets of Petaluma asking passing pedestrians, "Which would you rather have, this book of poetry or this dollar bill?"

Pictures of the 1999 Petaluma Poetry Walk at David Huang's "Poetic Dream" site.

Pictures of the 1998 Petaluma Poetry Walk at David Huang's "Poetic Dream" site.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Ruggles Stamp: At "Poems For All" Blog

Much to our delight we found this stamp of Gene at
http://www.sacfreepress.com/poems/

Eugene Ruggles 4/10/2007



Poems-For-All mailart stamp honoring small press poet Eugene Ruggles.


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