The Venice Poetry
Venice is known for its poetry. Abbot Kinney was a big supporter of the arts, including poetry. In the 1950s, the Beats found a home in Venice. Poets including Stuart Perkoff, Tony Scibella, Frank T. Rios, James Ryan Morris, Shanna Moore, Aya, John Thomas, John Haag, William Margolis, Saul White, Lawrence Lipton, and later, Philomene Long, began writing poetry that has stood the test of time. Another notable Venice poet was Jim Morrison.
Now, a new generation of Venice poets is in its prime. While each one differs from his/her colleagues, all share a love for their community, the sea and the people. This is the first gathering in a long while of exclusively Venice poets under one roof.
Confirmed poets and readers so far include: Karl Abrams, Linda Albertano, Lynne Bronstein, Pano Douvos, Mary Getlein, Peggy Lee Kennedy, Pegarty Long, Lydia Poncé, Krista Schwimmer, Jim Smith, Suzanne Verdal, RF Wagner.
Come and enjoy this unique show.
Thanks to the Beachhead, it is absolutely free!
If you are a Venice poet who has not yet confirmed your reading,
please call 396-2625 or email Beachhead@freevenice.org.
Each poet will read for about five minutes.
6 - 8:30 pm, Thursday, Dec. 30
at Beyond Baroque
Refreshments • Free
Come and have an epiphany, a satori, or just a good time!
There will be a Holiday Party immediately after the show
at 533 Rialto Avenue. All Beachhead supporters are welcome.
Bring a drink or a snack, or come as you are.
Don't drive if you can avoid it!