Subterranean Arthouse-Berkeley, CA

ORGANIZER: Maya Dorn

CONTACT: mayadorn@gmail.com

LOCATION: Subterranean Art House

2179 Bancroft Way(between Shattuck & Fulton), Berkeley, CA, 94704

100 Thousand Poets for Change
“A demonstration/celebration of poetry to promote serious social, environmental, and political change”Saturday, September 24th at 8pm
The Subterranean Arthouse
(2179 Bancroft Way in Downtown Berkeley)
with featured poets MamaCoAtl, Chris Cole, Jenny Newman, and Sam Pierstorff, hosted by Maya Dorn. The second half of the evening will feature 10 -as of now unamed- poets selected through our submissions process, reading shorter pieces, including Jennifer Arin, Margaret Stawowy, Sean Feit, Page Getz, Zac Walsh, Lenore Weiss and Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin
$10 at the door

*Earlier in the evening at 7pm,  Moe’s Books, a few blocks away is hosting the same event with poets Gloria Frym, Joseph Lease, and Donna De la Perrier.  Come to both!
MamaCoAtl, Barrio Poet, Songstress, Curandera, Artivist, works for the reconnection of the human soul with the living Earth through music prayer and political action. MamaCoAtl

Chris Cole sits on the board of the San Francisco literary organization Quiet Lightning and is a co-founder of the popular Pints and Prose reading series. Under the name, Disembodied Poetics, Chris writes a daily blog of verse and occasional prose to thousands of dedicated followers. His first novel is The Speed at Which I Travel and is about an existentialist, time-traveling teenager from the Midwest. Chris Cole

Jenny Overman is a native New Yorker currently living in the San Francisco Bay area. Her first book  of poetry, “I’m so White in Some Ways,” has sold nationally. She is currently working on a second book. Jenny Overman

Sam Pierstorff is the founding editor of Quercus Review, a national journal of prose and poetry, and host of Modesto’s monthly poetry slam, Slam on Rye. His debut poetry collection, Growing Up in Someone Else’s Shoes, was published by World Parade Books last year, and most recently, he won an Award of Merit from the California Association of Teachers of English.Sam Pierstorff

Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin .pdf

Zac Walsh Athens, June 28.pdf

sean feit – while.pdf

sean feit – in the closing weeks of the tiger year.pdf

Page Getz.pdf

Margaret Stawowy.pdf

Lenore Weiss.pdf

Jennifer Arin.pdf

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Subterranean Arthouse-Berkeley, CA — 2 Comments

  1. 100,000 poets, one million marchers. we saw how all these good sentiments have no power to stop the juggernaut of the corporate, international terror state because our level of discourse is words, and their discourse is depleted uranium tipped bullets. Depleted uranium (DU) is another way of saying “dirty bomb.” 350 areas of iraq soils are now irradiated FOR ALL ETERNITY; localized contamination continues to be spread by dust and wind storms, sandstorms and rainstorms; 15 in 500 iraqi babies are born horrifically deformed because the chromosomes of their parents have been damaged by DU exposure. 1 in three iraqis have cancer. the pentagon prevents anyone reporting on these statistics through a program of censorship and disinformation and dirty tricks. that is why “immunity” is in the pipeline for all us/nato troops deployed there. returning us troops have fathered severely deformed children; their urine tests positive for uranium from exposure to DU. there is a “reason” for all this: nuclear waste, the waste products of nuclear testing and nuclear reactors is now in the millions of tons; the pentagon’s policy of using DU ordnance —especially in oil-rich countries—is an effort to GET RID of nuclear waste. But every time we turn on a light, or turn on our computers, we are benefiting from nuclear power; we are living in the pipeline that deliberately spews nuclear by-products on the soils of “other” people, members, like us, of the same human race. let us not forget that we are one human flesh. now let us make “words” that stop the murder of a planet which, last time i looked, was not the property of general dynamics, general electric, and all the other general murderers.

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