Hello. This is John Rhodes with a new Open Mic Poetry Show. This is San Francisco Mystic Babylon Open Mic Poetry Podcast/TV, the iPod Version. Today we have on the 23rd Street Poets. The 23rd street poets put out an anthology of there poems. This anthology includes: Eileen Malone, Alice Rogoff, Sally Frye, Cesar Love, and Tressa Berman. Since there are so many poets today I will be brief about their intros.Eileen Malone has published prolifically in journals and anthologies, and has earned prestigious prizes. She is the author of The Complete Guide to Writers Groups, Conferences and Workshops, and her award winning chapbook Letters with Taloned Claws. Eileen currently chairs the Soul-Making Literary Competition and hosts Pen Women Presents where she interviews creative people talking about creativity for San Francisco Access Channel 29. Eileen has a web site at: www.eileenmalone.usAlice Elizabeth Rogoff has been published in many literary magazines and community newspapers, plus she is editor of the Haight Ashbury Literary Journal and also edited anthologies for the Noe Valley Poets Workshop. Her poetry book Mural was a 2004 winner in the Blue Light Press Book Award. She won in Poets 11 in San Francisco in 2007. She is a member of the Northern California Media Workers Guild, and the Bay Area Labor Heritage Chorus.Cesar Love is a Latino poet influenced by the Chinese masters, Li Po and Tu Fu. His favorite poet is Pablo Neruda, although Cesar says his own work is nothing like Neruda's.Tressa Berman, an 'anthro-poetica,' writes non-fiction, essays, short stories and poems. The poems collected in the 23rd Street Poets express a moment in time witnessed with four other poets, and the life events marked within that shared time. In addition to various publications, Tressa recently returned from the Vermont Studio Center where she was a writer-in-residence in the snowy Green Mountains.Sally Frye has lived in San Francisco’s Mission District for nearly two decades. Her poetry has been published a few times and she has done many readings over the years. Her love for poetry is very strong. Her philosophy of social change is characterized by egalitarianism. She has worked as a typist and secretary for many years, including in medical settings, and has done freelance work from home, including a book about the Dalai Lama.
This is Mystic Babylon San Francisco Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV. This is a public access TV poetry show produced/hosted by John Rhodes and Clara Hsu. These videos can be viewed on the Boxee Box and Roku Box. Monthly we have 2 featured poets who air on Blip TV and nationally through PEG Channels courtesy of http://pegmedia.org .