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SUMMER WONDERS

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‘No el cielo sino su sombra tumbada sobre el agua’

‘Not the sky but its shadow lying back on the water’

— Nancy MorejĂłn
(Translation: Pamela Carmell)

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Nancy MorejĂłn, Cuba’s leading poet, performs the title selection from Homing Instincts (Querencias), her latest collection, at San Francisco Public Library’s Koret Auditorium, 2014

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Photo: Kathleen Weaver

Al Young with renowned Cuban poet Nancy MorejĂłn during the Bay Area swing of her late summer 2014 USA reading and speaking tour.

En Cárdenas, todos
escuchan el canto
de su andar
hecho de spuma

In Cárdenas, everyone
listens to the song of your footsteps
made of sea foam

–Nancy MorejĂłn
from Homing Instincts (Querencias),
translated by Pamela Carmell,
Cubana Books, 2014

“How fine it is to be kept vertical by two accomplished beauties.”
— Bob Baldock

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[L-R] Poet and translator Kathleen Weaver, KPFA Special Events Coordinator Bob Baldock, and celebrated Cuban poet Nancy MorejĂłn | September 2014

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Sketch based on a SmartPhone photo by Dan Buskirk

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Al & Mary Mackey August 2014

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(L-R) Ohmega Salvage owner Katherine Davis, poet-novelist Mary Mackey, Al Young, and Ohmega events coordinator Alice Pennes

 

Sonny Guarding the Harvest

Sonny guarding the harvest | Photo: Kent Crockett

 

AUTHOR QUARTET

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Photos: Dawn Dorland

Bassist Jason Roberts, singer Al Young, drummer Christopher Kiefer and guitarist Louis B. Jones perform Wes Montgomery’s ‘West Coast Blues‘ at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers‘ Follies Night | July 14, 2014

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Kent & Cindy Crockett

New baby bluejays greet the Summer Solstice

 

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Photo: Ofelia

Still crazy and creative after all these years, (L-R) poet Al Young, physicist Bert Pohl, opthalmologist/light scholar Mark Cohen, and psycholinguist Dan I. Slobin. Detroit Central High cronies,they  lunch for the last time at Bo’s BBQ in downtown Lafayette, CA. Bo’s will close and reopen in San Francisco. | June 2014

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