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Steve Richmond, Venice Poet, 1941 – 2009

By Panos Douvos On October 22, 2009, the West lost a great lyric poet. Steve Richmond’s work spoke raw truths while offering sharp inner awareness. He published ten books and also appeared in Kenyon Review, Wormwood and Partisan magazines. Steve’s friends considered him a most important poet – an American Rimbaud – and that “He...

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Ode To A Snail – Krista Schwimmer The Ballad of Bessie Mae – Jim Smith the eye of sunset – hillary kaye On The Re-Naming of Things – Stuart Perkoff For My Friend – Mary Getlein Finding Peace – Joanna Silva Numisma-Twists – Hal Bogotch Can’t Erase The Past – Nicole Rhoe ————- Ode To A Snail Some days,...

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Going to the Beach – Robert Watts Skipping Stones – Mark Lipman Until I Die – Jim Smith Lobster Time – Hal Bogotch My Neighbor Goes to the Zoo – Majid Naficy Untitled #1 On Overlook Mountain – krista schwimmer Going to the Beach – Robert Watts Skipping Stones – Mark Lipman Until I Die...

Bevy of Poets Attracted to the 2nd Philomenian

The 2nd Annual Philomenian – a celebration of the life and poetry of Venice’s late poet laureate, Philomene Long – attracted some of the best poets in the area to Beyond Baroque, August 21. Among those reading Long’s poetry, or their own works about her, were Wanda Coleman, Mariana Dietl, Susan Hayden, Hillary Kaye, Pegarty Long, Harry Northrup, Jim...

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• Desire Remains, Memory Distorts – krista schwimmer • The Prisoner – Jim Smith • Dear Artists of Los Angeles – Pat DeBonville • Based on a True Story – abigail templeton • Lost in the overcast – Roger Houston • Bare-naked… – Marie Lecrivain • Pleasures I have known – Honeybee Henderson • Steve – Panos Douvos • A Cannibal in Venice – Sharon Shapiro-Snow • Fingerprints –...

I Became a Communist in Venice

By Mark Lipman While attending the opening of the 2nd Biannual San Francisco International Poetry Festival (July 23-26), I had the opportunity to speak with its organizer, San Francisco’s poet laureate, Jack Hirschman. Sitting in his white linoleum kitchen, around a bottle of Russian vodka – all he’ll drink – we started reading poems to...

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ALL THAT’S LEFT – Jack Hirschman Untitled – Roger Houston City of Dreams – Hillary Kaye CHARLIE WOLF, MUSICOLOGICAL BOY WONDER – Hal Bogotch EVERY POEM I WRITE – Philomene Long COLD ELLISON VI – Philomene Long THE GHOSTS OF VENICE WEST – Philomene Long To Philomene –Krista Schwimmer Philomene recites a poem – Jim Smith ————-...

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• Venice would be perfect – Jim Smith • Belle Lettres – Rebecca LaRue • Ode to Aung San Suu Kyi – Vessy Mink •  Today – Honeybee Henderson • I Would – Karl Abrams • In the Name of God (the Murder of Dr. Tiller) – David Rovics • the city itself – Stuart Perkoff • Just Outside Ralph’s...

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• Boardwalk #1 – Krista Schwimmer • Wage Slaves – Jim Smith • Sweet Freedom – RFWagner, Jr. • Once Again – Mary Getlein • Declaring War – Mark Lipman ____________ Boardwalk #1 So it begins. The summer pulse on Venice Boardwalk. i walk towards the pier passing tattoo bodies, sun bodies muscle bodies, wrinkled bodies,...

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Challenger – Hal Bogotch Yes we can– Panos Douvos The Speed of Thought – Mark Lipman Untitled – RF Wagner, Jr. Modern Times – Jim Smith Woof Woof – John Davis One Saturday Morning in Venice – – krista schwimmer ———— Challenger Walls walls and doors closing closing in exaggerated sighing holy soldier needs voucher nothing nailed to...
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