Posts Tagged ‘poetry’

Follow up: Live poetry event details

June 12th, 2010

It’s come to my attention that the live poetry I witnessed the other night is actually an ongoing event. Who knew? Everyone but me, apparently.


Join us on the streetcorner at 16th & Mission every Thursday night at 9:00pm, and lend your voice to this ecclectic [sic] group of street performers. From musicians and emcees to poets and comics, there’s something for everyone here under just the stars and streetlights…

There’s even some Yelp reviews and a short documentary film (warning: long load time and out of sync audio).

How did I not know about this?

Live poetry at 16th Mission Bart

June 11th, 2010

On the way back from a semi-productive evening at Noisebridge, I happened across a live poetry show at the 16th and Mission Bart plaza. There were at least two performers taking turns with lively oration from a chalk circle, surrounded by hip types, hobos, and the union of crack consumers.

Seemingly this was what one might call “beat” poetry. Honestly I don’t know anything about poetry and didn’t stay long as I was in the wrong mood (read: sober) to enjoy it.

Here’s a few crappy iPhone pics for your enjoyment.




Anyone have details on this show? It was at about 11 PM on June 10th.