Friday, September 26, 2014

99 Poems on the Bus T-shirts

Bay Area bus riders, come to Mrs. Dalloways on Oct 2 to purchase your own 99 Poems for the 99 Percent on the Bus T-shirts. Also hear Matthew Zapruder, Maxine Chernoff, Tess Taylor, Heather Altfeld, and Troy Jollimore read good poems!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

99 Poems Comes to Kepler's

The legendary Kepler's in Menlo Park hosted six contributors to the 99 Poems anthology on September 18. Readers included Ellen Bass, Sally Ashton, J. P. Dancing Bear, Rachelle Escamilla, and Dennis Richardson.  Every available seat was taken! Readers signed books, met with old friends, and answered questions about poetry and politics.

Ellen Bass talks about her father's long employment history in "My Father's Day"

Dennis Richardson talks about both Frogs and the French

Rachelle Escamilla dazzled everyone with her poem and her stories about growing up with immigrant parents

Sally Ashton reads Brian Clement's poem "A February Revolution"

J. P. Dancing Bear reads "By a Monkey on a Unicycle"

99 Poems for the 99 Percent Invades Santa Cruz

On September 8, several contributors to 99 Poems for the 99 Percent marched on Santa Cruz, taking over Bookshop Santa Cruz. Below are photos released last week by Gawker:

Sally Ashton reads her poem in Three Voices

Joan Gelfand tells the 1% to talk to the hand.

CJ Sage reads from her poem "To Occupy: An Advice"

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Podcast of 99 Poems Anthology read on KUSP Poetry Show

Hear Santa Cruz legend Dennis Morton read poems from 99 Poems for the 99 Percent on the nation's oldest poetry-only radio show.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Images from the San Francisco Reading and Release Party for 99 Poems for the 99 Percent - Sept 3, 2014

Julie Bruck wows the crowd of the Booksmith

Keith Ekiss reads a poem about the Mission District
Barbara Berman imagines Walt Whitman on Wall Street

Barbara, Julie, and Hiya can't take their eyes off of Gillian Conoley