30 Poems in 30 Days – SB Stokes

SB Stokes’ first book of poetry, A History of Broken Love Things, is out now from Punk Hostage Press. You can order it here. He has produced the blog MASS COMMUNICATIONS since 2004 and can also be found on YouTube and Tumblr. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and is a founder, event producer and art director for Oakland’s free, annual literary event, Beast Crawl, which happens Saturday, July 12 this year.
AND… He is featuring at Nick’s Lounge in Oakland. THIS SATURDAY, April 26, with fellow National Poetry Month Celebrator Arisa White 7pm start time and tons of open mic spots!
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As ever,

SB Stokes, photo by David Herschorn

SB Stokes, photo by David Herschorn

You can also read nice things about SB from earlier this year in the SF Gate.

30 Poets in 30 Days – Laif Gilbertson
30 Poets in 30 Days – Jason Schenheit
30 Poets in 30 Days – Daniel Burt
30 Poets in 30 Days – Brandon Mooney
30 Poets in 30 Days – Zarina Zabrisky
30 Poets in 30 Days – Don & Sheila
Now It’s Today, National Poetry Month Edition
30 Poets in 30 Days – Jane Hammons
30 Poets in 30 Days – Tim “Toaster” Henderson
30 Poets in 30 Days – Freddy Gutierrez
30 Poets in 30 Days – Cedar Sigo
30 Poets in 30 Days – Casey Gardner
30 Poets in 30 Days – Alexandra Naughton
30 Poets in 30 Days – Kathy Gilbert
30 Poets in 30 Days – Charlie Getter
30 Poets in 30 Days – Nicholas Nadja
30 Poets in 30 Days – Arisa White
30 Poets in 30 Days – Caitlin Gill
30 Poets in 30 Days – Dan Williams
30 Poets in 30 Days – Dave Levine
30 Poets in 30 Days – Press Release

 

Posted April 23, 2014 at 8:09 am

30 Poems in 30 Days – Laif Gilbertson

After finishing a BA in Theatre at New World School of the Arts in 2002, Laif Gilbertson became a rambling gypsy for the better part of 10 years.  Finally, at the end of 2013, on his 35th birthday, it occurred to him that a career would be nice.  Currently his acting career is gaining momentum, and he couldn’t be more stoked.  He’s been heard to say, “Some people take a year off after college to travel….I took 10.”  Look for his upcoming one-man-show “Campfire Stories” in a tbd local theatre soon.  Coincidence is synchronicity at play…accidents are synchronicity at work.  Stay stoked, stay positive, we understand so little, accept the unexpected, enjoy the poem!

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The eyes of a man who couldn’t be more stoked.

Laif Gilbertson, photo by David Herschorn

Laif Gilbertson, photo by David Herschorn

30 Poets in 30 Days – Jason Schenheit
30 Poets in 30 Days – Daniel Burt
30 Poets in 30 Days – Brandon Mooney
30 Poets in 30 Days – Zarina Zabrisky
30 Poets in 30 Days – Don & Sheila
Now It’s Today, National Poetry Month Edition
30 Poets in 30 Days – Jane Hammons
30 Poets in 30 Days – Tim “Toaster” Henderson
30 Poets in 30 Days – Freddy Gutierrez
30 Poets in 30 Days – Cedar Sigo
30 Poets in 30 Days – Casey Gardner
30 Poets in 30 Days – Alexandra Naughton
30 Poets in 30 Days – Kathy Gilbert
30 Poets in 30 Days – Charlie Getter
30 Poets in 30 Days – Nicholas Nadja
30 Poets in 30 Days – Arisa White
30 Poets in 30 Days – Caitlin Gill
30 Poets in 30 Days – Dan Williams
30 Poets in 30 Days – Dave Levine
30 Poets in 30 Days – Press Release

Posted April 22, 2014 at 6:34 am

30 Poems in 30 Days – Jason Schenheit

Jason Schenheit is the founder and EIC of The Gorilla Press, the Online and Print Zine Machine. (Website Currently Under Construction). Upcoming is a book release for Justin, Etc. April 24th 7pm at the Make Out Room, 22nd between Mission and Valencia. RSVP here. Jason is also finishing his MFA at San Francisco State University this spring.
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Without fail, his portrait.

Jason Schenheit, photo by David Herschorn

Jason Schenheit, photo by David Herschorn

30 Poets in 30 Days – Daniel Burt
30 Poets in 30 Days – Brandon Mooney
30 Poets in 30 Days – Zarina Zabrisky
30 Poets in 30 Days – Don & Sheila
Now It’s Today, National Poetry Month Edition
30 Poets in 30 Days – Jane Hammons
30 Poets in 30 Days – Tim “Toaster” Henderson
30 Poets in 30 Days – Freddy Gutierrez
30 Poets in 30 Days – Cedar Sigo
30 Poets in 30 Days – Casey Gardner
30 Poets in 30 Days – Alexandra Naughton
30 Poets in 30 Days – Kathy Gilbert
30 Poets in 30 Days – Charlie Getter
30 Poets in 30 Days – Nicholas Nadja
30 Poets in 30 Days – Arisa White
30 Poets in 30 Days – Caitlin Gill
30 Poets in 30 Days – Dan Williams
30 Poets in 30 Days – Dave Levine
30 Poets in 30 Days – Press Release

Posted April 21, 2014 at 9:15 am

30 Poems in 30 Days – Daniel Burt

Daniel Burt is a Director of EndGames Improv & has been performing and teaching improv for over 13 years. He has trained and performed at the IO Chicago, the Annoyance Theater, Second City Las Vegas and San Jose Comedysportz. Currently you can see him performing long form improv in the bay area with Classy Pants and other projects. No brain cells were harmed in the making of this poem.

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I was gonna put up his portrait, but then I got… oh, sweet, there it is.

 

Daniel Burt, Photo by David Herschorn

Daniel Burt, Photo by David Herschorn

 

30 Poets in 30 Days – Brandon Mooney
30 Poets in 30 Days – Zarina Zabrisky
30 Poets in 30 Days – Don & Sheila
Now It’s Today, National Poetry Month Edition
30 Poets in 30 Days – Jane Hammons
30 Poets in 30 Days – Tim “Toaster” Henderson
30 Poets in 30 Days – Freddy Gutierrez
30 Poets in 30 Days – Cedar Sigo
30 Poets in 30 Days – Casey Gardner
30 Poets in 30 Days – Alexandra Naughton
30 Poets in 30 Days – Kathy Gilbert
30 Poets in 30 Days – Charlie Getter
30 Poets in 30 Days – Nicholas Nadja
30 Poets in 30 Days – Arisa White
30 Poets in 30 Days – Caitlin Gill
30 Poets in 30 Days – Dan Williams
30 Poets in 30 Days – Dave Levine
30 Poets in 30 Days – Press Release

Posted April 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm

30 Poems in 30 Days – Brandon Mooney

At 19 years old, Brandon Mooney is our youngest featured poet this month, but that doesn’t stop him from packing a humorous & heartfelt punch with his poetry. He grew up in Oakland, CA and graduated from San Lorenzo High c/o 2012. Brandon is now a student at Chabot college studying theater. Art is his passion. Whether it’s fashion, music, writing or performing, he thrives within the artistic realms. He is currently working on the Youth Advisory Board (SPOKES) at Youth Speaks. Each year, 15 young people are invited to be part of Spokes. Spokes members are the public face of Youth Speaks and develop special projects and produce events like the bimonthly Under 21 Open Mic series, as well as act as advisers to the Youth Speaks board and staff by meeting monthly to evaluate current programs and brainstorm new ones.

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A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man.

Brandon Mooney, Photo by David Herschorn

Brandon Mooney, Photo by David Herschorn

 

30 Poets in 30 Days – Zarina Zabrisky
30 Poets in 30 Days – Don & Sheila
Now It’s Today, National Poetry Month Edition
30 Poets in 30 Days – Jane Hammons
30 Poets in 30 Days – Tim “Toaster” Henderson
30 Poets in 30 Days – Freddy Gutierrez
30 Poets in 30 Days – Cedar Sigo
30 Poets in 30 Days – Casey Gardner
30 Poets in 30 Days – Alexandra Naughton
30 Poets in 30 Days – Kathy Gilbert
30 Poets in 30 Days – Charlie Getter
30 Poets in 30 Days – Nicholas Nadja
30 Poets in 30 Days – Arisa White
30 Poets in 30 Days – Caitlin Gill
30 Poets in 30 Days – Dan Williams
30 Poets in 30 Days – Dave Levine
30 Poets in 30 Days – Press Release

Posted April 19, 2014 at 12:31 pm

30 Poems in 30 Days – Zarina Zabrisky

Zarina Zabrisky is the author of short story collections IRON, and A CUTE TOMBSTONE (Epic Rites Press), a novel WE, MONSTERS (Numina Press), and a book of collaborative poetry co-authored with Simon Rogghe (forthcoming in 2014 from Numina Press). Zabrisky earned her MFA in Russia, and wrote traveling around the world as a street artist, translator, and a kickboxing instructor. Her work appeared in over thirty literary magazines and anthologies in six countries. A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee and a recipient of 2013 Acker Award for Achievement in The Avant Garde, Zabrisky is also known for her experimental Word and Music Fusion performances. Visit Zabrisky at www.zarinazabrisky.com.

 

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As ever, her portrait.

 

Zarina Zabrisky, photo by David Herschorn

Zarina Zabrisky, photo by David Herschorn

 

30 Poets in 30 Days – Don & Sheila
Now It’s Today, National Poetry Month Edition
30 Poets in 30 Days – Jane Hammons
30 Poets in 30 Days – Tim “Toaster” Henderson 
30 Poets in 30 Days – Freddy Gutierrez
30 Poets in 30 Days – Cedar Sigo
30 Poets in 30 Days – Sara Marinelli
30 Poets in 30 Days – Casey Gardner
30 Poets in 30 Days – Alexandra Naughton
30 Poets in 30 Days – Kathy Gilbert
30 Poets in 30 Days – Charlie Getter
30 Poets in 30 Days – Nicholas Nadja
30 Poets in 30 Days – Arisa White
30 Poets in 30 Days – Caitlin Gill
30 Poets in 30 Days – Dan Williams
30 Poets in 30 Days – Dave Levine
30 Poets in 30 Days – Press Release

Posted April 18, 2014 at 11:57 am

30 Poems in 30 Days – Don & Sheila

We’ve been at it all day here at PF Studios and Don & Sheila are proud & pleased to present their work to their public. They are also eternally grateful for the opportunity to be included among some of the Bay Area’s finest bards and hope you’ll check back again tomorrow and all throughout April for more National Poetry Month Celebrations!

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Don & Sheila’s portrait needs no introduction, but here is one anyway.

Don & Sheila, photo by David Herschorn

Don & Sheila, photo by David Herschorn

30 Poets in 30 Days – Jane Hammons
30 Poets in 30 Days – Tim “Toaster” Henderson 
30 Poets in 30 Days – Freddy Gutierrez
30 Poets in 30 Days – Cedar Sigo
30 Poets in 30 Days – Casey Gardner
30 Poets in 30 Days – Alexandra Naughton
30 Poets in 30 Days – Kathy Gilbert
30 Poets in 30 Days – Charlie Getter
30 Poets in 30 Days – Nicholas Nadja
30 Poets in 30 Days – Arisa White
30 Poets in 30 Days – Caitlin Gill
30 Poets in 30 Days – Dan Williams
30 Poets in 30 Days – Dave Levine
30 Poets in 30 Days – Press Release

Posted April 17, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Now It’s Today – National Poetry Month Edition

What an exciting morning! Don and Sheila from Now It’s Today made a very special visit to PianoFight Studios this AM to catch up with Pianofighter and producer of the 30 Poems by 30 Poets in 30 Days project, Andy Strong. Little did they know, April is National Poetry Month. Watch as they hop on the bandwagon!

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Check back later today and every day this month for more videos from the 30 Poets project. In the meantime, get your poetry fix with some of our previously featured artists.

 30 Poets in 30 Days – Jane Hammons
30 Poets in 30 Days – Tim “Toaster” Henderson 
30 Poets in 30 Days – Freddy Gutierrez
30 Poets in 30 Days – Cedar Sigo
30 Poets in 30 Days – Casey Gardner
30 Poets in 30 Days – Alexandra Naughton
30 Poets in 30 Days – Kathy Gilbert
30 Poets in 30 Days – Charlie Getter
30 Poets in 30 Days – Nicholas Nadja
30 Poets in 30 Days – Arisa White
30 Poets in 30 Days – Caitlin Gill
30 Poets in 30 Days – Dan Williams
30 Poets in 30 Days – Dave Levine
30 Poets in 30 Days – Press Release

Posted April 17, 2014 at 9:12 am