fall open house
Sunday, December 6th, 2009

1PM – 4PM
20-50% off all books!

Readings at 2PM

Poetry Trading Post    
(Trade a poem or story for a free book!)


SPD Warehouse
1341 7th St. (@ Gilman)
Berkeley, CA

Free & Open to All!

 Alan Bernheimer  

Alan Bernheimer’s The Spoonlight Institute was published this fall by Adventures in Poetry. He has lived in the Bay Area for over 30 years, and serves on the board of SPD. Earlier books include Billionesque (The Figures 1999), State Lounge (Tuumba, 1981), and Café Isotope (The Figures, 1980). Cloud Eight (Sound & Language, 1999) features collaborations written over 25 years with Kit Robinson.

 Andrew Joron  

Andrew Joron’s latest poetry collection is The Sound Mirror, published by Flood Editions in 2008. The Cry at Zero, a selection of his prose poems and critical essays, was published by Counterpath Press in 2007. City Lights will publish his Trance Archive: New and Selected Poems in 2010. Joron’s critical study of American surrealist poetry, Neo-surrealism; or, the Sun at Night will be reissued by Kolourmeim Press in 2010. Joron is also the translator, from the German, of the Marxist-Utopian philosopher Ernst Bloch’s Literary Essays (Stanford University Press, 1998).

 Nicole Mauro  

Nicole Mauro's first full-length collection, The Contortions, is just out from Dusie Press. Tax-Dollar Super-Sonnet, Featuring Sarah Palin as Poet is due out from Black Radish Books in December, 2010. She teaches writing at The University of San Francisco, and lives in Millbrae with her husband, Patrick, and daughters Nina and Faye. 

 Lindsey Boldt  

Lindsey Boldt is a living and working poet in San Francisco.  She is the author of the chapbook, Oh My, Hell Yes, assistant editor for The Post-Apollo Press and a leader of packs of children.

 Annie Yu  

Annie Yu is a published poet, visual artist and an apprentice in the WritersCorps program. She attends San Francisco State.

 Robin Black  

Robin Black is a spoken word performer, publisher and an apprentice in the WritersCorps program. He is enrolled in City College.


Thanks to our generous supporters: Rasputin Music & DVDs, Anthony Alfaro (Glassblower), Peet’s Coffee and Tea, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, The Cheese Board, East Bay Express, Festoon Salon, Jeff Maser Bookseller, Jimmy Bean’s, Landmark Theatres and San Francisco Performances.




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