Best Things of the Week 4/27/15

  Best Things of the Week by Byron Spooner April 27, 2015   Best Thing I Saw All Week: SFJazz Poetry Festival curated by Ishmael Reed: We skipped Saturday’s San Jose poets out of a mix of snobbery and a simple need for a break in the four-nights-running affair, but the much-anticipated Sunday of San […]

Best Things of the Week 4/20/15

Best Things of the Week   by Byron Spooner  April 20, 2015  Best Thing I Saw All Week: SFJazz Poetry Festival curated by   Ishmael Reed: On Thursday night’s Berkeley Poets, Robert Hass performed what a more religious man than I would call a small miracle at the top of the bill, delivering an ecstatic set of […]

Best Things of the Week

Best Things of the Week March 30, 2015   Best Thing I Saw All Week: David Vann in conversation with Tom Barbash (Part of Litquake’s Epicenter Series at Veracocha): Unfamiliar with Vann going into this, he proved quite fascinating, so I’m currently reading his Goat Mountain (more later). He included his email address in his […]