Poetry Review: The Rhyme of the Ag-ed Mariness, by Lynn Lonidier

[Reviewed by Brooke Cooley] The Rhyme of the Ag-ed Mariness compiles all the poems written by Lynn Lonidier (1937-1993) between her last book and her death.  Lonidier’s humor, tenacity, and wit weave throughout her words as she experiments with Spanglais – a unique style of writing that incorporates local-Mission Spanish into her original poems that […]

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Poetry by Eric Sadler

HOWLING I went howling to the Moon And I hoped to outrun it Before the days turn into nights And she’s left with quite a FRIGHT Of Sing, Sing, Sing And Etta James And Charles Mingus And Miles Davis And Sir Duke Who juke out those fountains of Notes That saw sway saw away Out […]

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An Interview with San Francisco Visual Artist, Anne Eunice

[Article by Cynthia Lamanna] I recently engaged in a refreshing and candid phone interview with artist Anne Eunice, who currently resides in San Francisco. I was drawn in by this winsome, light yet sincere young woman, intrigued by her simple, poignant answers to some specific and open ended questions regarding her art, and the creation […]

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Chanticleers Theatre’s production of Lend Me a Tenor

[Reviewed by Bruce Roberts] Having acted in local theater before, I know it’s rare when a performance goes off without a single hitch. That’s why I was so impressed with the Chanticleers’ flawless performance of Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Chanticleers have been performing community theater in Castro Valley, […]

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Poetry by Christopher Bernard

Rag Elite Ah, it’s hard to be an elitist, and not be a defeatist, in this populist purgato-ry. You’ve got to feel swell even as you go to hell, and remember most of literary his-to-ry: there was Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Flaubert, Balzac, Chernychevsky, Baudelaire and Mallarmé, frenzied, tragic, or blasé; there was Thackeray, there was Dickens, […]

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Book Review: Just J’Rie, poetry by J’Rie B. Elliott

[Reviewed by Michael Widman] A pink rose on the glossy cover on Just J’Rie, poetry by J’Rie B. Elliott, leads my mind to matters of romance, but that rose deceives by its looks. Likewise, the backside text on the little booklet from PublishAmerica that I keep on my desk since yesterday speaks about style (romance […]

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Book Review: Boneyard, by Dee Allen (Reviewed by Floyd A. Logan)

[Reviewed by Floyd A. Logan] Boneyard begins its’ dialog with you immediately, through the cover art and layout. The shape of the book; an elongated rectangle, monolithic, tombstone like. The photograph of a sealed  mausoleum is the main feature. This fortressed mausoleum sitting on smooth manicured cemetary lawns is bathed in sunlight, is held in […]

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