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SAN FRANCISCO PEACE AND HOPE: First Anniversary Reading at Sacred Grounds Café, June 6, 7:00pm


Welcome to San Francisco Peace and Hope, a literary journal devoted to poetry and visual art.

First Anniversary
Poetry Reading for
San Francisco Peace & Hope

Open mic followed by featured readers

Sign-up for the open mic begins at 7pm. The open mic begins as soon as that is over and a few announcements are made. So we are usually underway by 7:10 or 7:15. The feature usually goes on about an hour later.”
— Poet-host DAN BRADY

Sacred Grounds Café
2095 Hayes Street at Cole
SF 94117-1127


Painter Elizabeth Hack, founding director and editor of


featured readers

Café Cam

Al Young

Niya C. Sisk


Dan Brady | Marvin Hiemstra | Tanya Joyce
Kit Kennedy | Ken Saffran

San Francisco Peace and Hope is proud to announce a poetry reading celebrating the first anniversary of its online magazine debut in San Francisco on June 6, 2012, featuring readings by AL YOUNG, , poet-host DAN BRADY, MARVIN HIEMSTRA, TANYA JOYCE, KIT KENNEDY, and KEN SAFFRAN. Founding editor ELIZABETH HACK and creative director NIYA C. SISK will comment on the evolution of SF Peace and Hope, and where the exciting online journal now stands.

Informed by the idealism of the 1960s, San Francisco Peace and Hope is a continuing labor of love produced by the poets and visual artists of the Bay Area. For the new edition — which launched Friday, May 18, 2012 — advisor Al Young, California’s former poet laureate, has updated his One Two-Step Foreword. Writer and web designer Niya C. Sisk of Ritual Labs and Niya’s Place, has freshened the journal’s cool look.

Contact: Elizabeth Hack, Founder/Editor

Sacred Grounds Café | 415.387.3859


Photo: Kindness of Strangers

In the flickering December light of 2010, following a late Rockridge luncheon devoted to SF Peace and Hope’s launch, Elizabeth Hack, Niya C. Sisk, and Al Young smile for their savvy waitress.


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