Just $10 GREAT GUNS, the much-anticipated first collection by Farnoosh Fathi, is a kaleidoscopic tour de force of raw lyricism. Its poems' speakers balance intense moments of humor and introspection as they go out into wilderness in search of truth and community. This perk delivers your own copy of Great Guns, signed and dedicated to you.
While basking in the glow of last year's Summit Kate Robinson solicited attendees for lines to create a collaborative poem. Gathered, set in type, and printed with love by Kate on paper collected from Bay Area poets, this letterpressed pamphlet is a keepsake you'll want to have when you're old and you can't remember shit. Includes lines from such contemporary poetic luminaries as: Stephanie Young, Maged Zaher, Brent Cunningham, Matt Longabucco, Katy Bohinc, Kevin Killian, and Bhanu Kapil.
East Bay publisher AK Press will deliver unto you any book they have published in the last two decades or so. Anarchist swag for discriminating poets and fellow travelers. Here are the books to choose from: http://www.akpress.org/published-by-ak.html Email akenower [at] gmail with your name and the title of your choice.
Snag any two of the following excellent titles: Emily Pettit: Goat in the Snow, Ana Božičević: Rise in the Fall, Dan Magers: Party Knife, The First 4 Books of Samspon Starkweather, Sommer Browning: Either Way I'm Celebrating, Dan Boehl: Kings of the Fucking Sea, Elisa Gabbert: The French Exit, Chris Tonelli: The Trees Around. http://www.birdsllc.com/
Do you like little handmade books? Do you like helping the summit? Now you can do both at the same time. For a 35 dollar or more donation you can also get Zack Haber's little books: "Chapbook," and "if you want to be one of them playing in the streets..."
A 16GB USB Flash Drive of various underground musics curated and personalized by Ted Rees. Tell him what you're interested in listening to! Areas of expertise include ambient, minimal and serial music, minimal and Detroit techno, Chicago house, Italo-disco, punk, Indian classical and filmfare, free jazz, noise, religious broadcasts, ritual rites, and intimate live recordings.
This anthology captures a snapshot of the post-Occupy poetry scene centered in and around Oakland, California. The book features new work by over 50 emerging and established East Bay writers including David Buuck, MG Roberts, Jasper Bernes, Alli Warren, Oki Sogumi, Taylor Brady and Alana Siegel.
Pick up all 5 beautiful chapbooks from speCt press! Titles include: Bad Opposites by David Lau, Cartography Askew by Steffi Drewes, Flagelliforms by Shane Book, Tunic: Translations of Catullus by David Koehn, and Symphony of Leaves by Amanda Nadelberg.
Kevin Killian, the world's leading authority on legendary Bay Area poet Jack Spicer, will lead a small group on a special visit to the poet's recently discovered (!) resting place in Colma. We'll read Spicer's poems out loud inside the mausoleum and Kevin will be on hand to answer your burning questions about all things Spicer.
A ticket to SFOpera's performance of Puccini's Madama Butterfly, including pre-show wine reception, war memorial opera house backstage tour, and the performance for June 12th.
The Summit can take a toll on the body. Thankfully, masseuse extraordinary Dennis Ray Powell Jr. will be in town to offer his recuperative services. One hour of vigorous massage to exorcise the previous evening's humours for a mere $50!
Special Perk for $60 with legendary Bad Press chapbooks from Samuel Soloman, Amy De'ath, Sophie Robinson, and Connie Scozzaro!
With the following beautiful chapbooks: Jean Day: Early Bird, Matt Longabucco: Everybody Suffers: The Selected Poems of Juan García Madero, Dawn Lundy Martin: The Main Cause of the Exodus. Includes CLOCK 4, with new work by: Ian Hatcher, Laura Henriksen, Mary hickman, Justin Katko, Evan Kennedy, Joe Luna, Erin Morrill, Jeff Nagy, Nathanaël, John Paetsch, Carlos Soto-Román, and Ryoko Sekiguchi (tr. Lindsay Turner).
Astrologer for poets Denver Dufay (of Poetry Project Newsletter "fame") will evaluate your chart, predict your present, and analyze your future!
A full run of the beautiful books published by SONG CAVE, including Alfred Starr Hamilton's incredible "A Dark Dreambox of Another Kind" and Jane Gregory's "My Enemies"
A personalized yoga sequence for home practice, just for you and what ails or inspires you, from Suzanne Stein. Suzanne will do an in-person, online, or telephone consult, and will deliver your practice as written sequence + audio recording.
The OWS Poetry Anthology was born during Occupy Wall Street in Zuccotti Park around the weekly open poetry assemblies. People from all over the world sent in poems and no poems were excluded. The anthology consists of 721 poems, 4 poetic introductions, 448 poets (140 women, 275 men, 34 gender nonconforming) and poems in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Urdu, German, Japanese, Chinese and Dutch. "THIS ANTHOLOGY IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT FUCKING DOCUMENTS AROUND!" --CA Conrad
San Francisco based yoga instructor Meg Taylor will accompany you to your favorite SF or East Bay nature spot and lead a one-hour yoga flow. She will guide you through the practice as you bask in tree, mountain, and/or lake bliss.
For $100, which funds an in-state visiting poet for the East Bay Poetry Summit, the amazing Bhanu Kapil will channel a text from Kapil Muni in response to ANY question!
You've got 2 opening night tickets on june 19, 8pm to Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley for David Mamet's American Buffalo! If you buy this perk, you can attend the opening night party as well.
You've got two festival passes with reserved seating (the festival is general seating but seats will be reserved for every festival performance for you, if you select this perk!) for RISK IS THIS. RISK IS THIS…THE CUTTING BALL NEW EXPERIMENTAL PLAYS FESTIVAL is one of the only play festivals in America solely dedicated to experimental works for the stage. This pass for the entire festival with reserved seating is valued at about $50.
Here's a chance to grab 15 books from Bootstrap Press (at a huge discount) by the following authors: Micah Ballard, Frank Casazza, Laura Chester, James Dunn, Derek Fenner, Ryan Gallagher, David Michalski, Sunnylyn Thibodeaux, John Wieners, and Geoffrey Young.
For $200, which helps fund a visiting out-of-state poet, one of last year's stars Melissa Buzzeo will do a tarot or energy reading for you!
For $200, Amber DiPietra will perform sexological bodywork consults over Skype!
Local writer and legend David Buuck will compose a song personally for you about any topic / person you choose!
For a gift of $2,000, which funds TWO WHOLE NIGHTS of the East Bay Poetry Summit, you become our superstar supporter. Every swag we can find we will send you. We will tattoo your name on our necks. Like that.
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