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O.O. Gabugah
Escalator Palm, 16th & Mission BART Station, San Francisco

September in Moscow 2010



Photo: Gloria Vando

Following his Sunday afternoon benefit reading for Beyond Baroque, Al Young poses beside an intriguing Thugs Against Drugs jalopy that has long been parked across the street from the beloved literary arts center in the heart of Venice, CA. | October 16, 2010


A California/Oregon autumn medley

Photos: Al Young & PC Mack


Courtesy Albany, CA Public Library

[L-R] Poets Camille Dungy, Cynthia Parker-Ohene (holding Camille’s baby Callie), Catherine Taylor and Al Young

Photo: Camille T. Dungy

Grand Uncle Al holding four-month-old Callie, daughter of Camille Dungy and Ray Black, at the Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival, Berkeley | October 2, 2010

Al Young sings some blues and reads his poem “Ars Poetica” with Barry Finnerty’s Jazz Roots Trio at the 2010 Watershed Festival

© Vivian Torrence

Bathing bluebirds, North Carolina

© Vivian Torrence
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Full fall moon

Photo: Jason Moran

Saxophonist-composer Charles Lloyd, artist-photographer Dorothy Darr (Lloyd’s life-partner and guardian angel), and Al Young reunite backstage between sets at Yoshi’s in Oakland, CA, where the New Charles Lloyd Quartet performed to a packed house for two nights during the autumnal equinox | September 2010

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The New Charles Lloyd Quartet in action at Yoshi’s, Oakland | Charles Lloyd, tenor saxophone; Jason Moran, piano; Reuben Rogers, bass; Eric Harland, drums


To and From Russia with Love

September 2010

PC Mack

Photos: WebEx

Photo- and screen-captures of video-conference moments as Al Young and Diem Jones in California sign on with Stanford’s Darlene Reddaway in St. Petersburg and Moscow for the Parshchikov Readings that she and poet Vadim Mesyats co-produced. Because greater Moscow and Silicon Valley’s Santa Clara County enjoy Sister Counties status, the conference featured Russian and Northern California-based American poets, including Michael Palmer, Nils Peterson, and Diem Jones.

Alexei Maximovich Parshchikov
(25 May 1954 – 3 April 2009)

To view a cluster of photo highlights from the St. Petersburg/Mosow Parshchikov Readings (with text in Russian), click here.
Kent Crockett

Sunnyboy (age 16) with cherry tomatoes and Asian pears

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Tomatoes still dreaming of heat

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Ride a painted pony

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Window wishing

© Alonzo Young

Al with his writer buddies Floyd Salas and Claire Ortalda at Enkutatash (Ethiopian New Year’s Festival), Berkeley | September 2010

Scenes at the 2010 Enkutatashi Festival, which Al co-emceed, at Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Plaza, Berkeley

Photos: Al Young


©  Alonzo Young

To view all 260 Enkutatash Berkeley 2010 photographs at Flickr, click here


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