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Fog and Light: San Francisco through the Eyes of the Poets Who Live Here

by Diane Frank

In this collection of poems, we show you the city that most tourists miss - dancing the samba at Carnaval in the Mission District, the Golden Gate Bridge at dawn with the perfect angle of light, the timpani of Pacific waves in the Outer Sunset, a cappuccino before work on Minna Alley, Bird & Beckett Bookstore in Glen Park, the dog path at Fort Funston, walking home through the Civic Center in Sunday heat, the clatter inside a flat on Nob Hill by the cable car tracks, ushering at the San Francisco Opera, an inside view of the Summer of Love, the Sing It Yourself Messiah with the Golden Gate Symphony, eight-year-old friends in Bayview careening down their street on a board attached to a roller skate, the Doggie Diner, a night game at Candlestick Park, the Alemany Farmer's Market, the lively street scene at 16th and Valencia, riding the N Judah street car with two cellos to play Mahler at the Herbst Theatre on Bay to Breakers Sunday - and so much more.

Poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack Hirschman, Alejandro Murguía, Barbara Quick, Thomas Centolella, Alison Luterman, Katherine Hastings, George Wallace, Beau Beausoleil, Robert Scotellaro, Daniel J. Langton, Maxine Chernoff, Katharine Harer, Jane Underwood, Kathy Evans and many other celebrated poets.

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Published March 2021

Blue Light Press

Paperback, 230 pages

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