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Archive for October, 2010

JAZZ & BLUES, POEMS & SONG, PROS & CONS: Al Young at Revolution Books, 7 pm, November 4, Berkeley, CA

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010


Thursday, November 4 at 7 pm
Revolution Books will host a very special evening
with Al Young, California poet laureate emeritus

Photo: Long Arm Mink

Jazz & Blues, Poems & Song, Pros & Cons

Al Young, voice
Trevor Michaels, guitar

Produced by Reiko Redmonde

2425 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94704-2260



AL YOUNG SINGS THE BLUES & READS at the Watershed Poetry Festival, October 2010

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010


Al Young sings him some blues and reads his “Ars Poetica” at the 2010 Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival in early October | Accompanied by the Barry Finnerty Jazz Roots Trio | Produced by Poetry Flash | Filmed in HD by John Rhodes | Time: 3:31


Beat poetry legend David Meltzer reads and recites his mesmerizing “French Broom” to Barry Finnerty’s Erik Satie-like guitar at the 2010 Watershed Poetry Festival

Barry Finnerty with B.B. King and Cornell Dupree at the Montreux Jazz Festival



GERI DIGIORNO, AL YOUNG & MARVIN HIEMSTRA at Keane’s 3300 Club — Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Monday, October 25th, 2010


Nancy Keane’s

Geri Digiorno

Al Young

Marvin Hiemstra

Open mic will follow

Tuesday, October 26, 2010
7 to 9 pm

Keane’s 3300 Club
3300 Mission Street
San Francisco 94110


FESTIVAL OF CALIFORNIA POETS | Pasadena Public Library | Saturday, October 23, 2010

Monday, October 18th, 2010


2010 festival of california poets

Al Young
on Kenneth Rexroth

Gabrielle Calvocoressi
on Robert Duncan

Luis Rodríguez
on Manual “Manazar” Gamboa

3 pm | Saturday, October 23, 2010

Donald R. Wright Auditorium | Pasadena Central Library | 285 Walnut Street | Pasadena, CA 91101-1598

| Sponsored by PEN/USA |
| Hosted by Friends of the Pasadena Public Library |
| Event is free |

For additional information, contact Michelle Meyering, Programs Manager,
323-424-4939, ext. 203
Gigi Scully at 626.799.6739 |


MAGIC POETRY BUS DRIVER’S GUIDE: A Message from the California Poet Laureate

Thursday, October 14th, 2010


The Magic Poetry Bus Driver’s Guide: A message from the poet laureate of California

Carol Muske-Dukes

Courtesy Long Island University

Courtesy UCTV

California poet laureate Carol Muske-Dukes

The Magic Poetry Bus Driver’s Guide will be coming out in about a month! This is the handbook for children who want to take a ride on the Magic Poetry Bus (the imagination) and learn poems by heart, among other fun ways to approach poetry.

The Bus is partnered with GET LIT, the teen literacy project of the inner city. to learn more about the Bus, go to, or click here. You may also visit my website at

Our goal is to raise funds to distribute The Magic Poetry Bus Driver’s Guide to all California public schools.

— Carol Muske-Dukes


the magic poetry bus driver’s guide: a video introduction

Flash Rosenberg

Introduction to The Magic Poetry Bus Driver’s Guide is the first in a series of resources for “pro-active poetry,” a dramatic approach to the teaching of poetry in the classroom and in the community.