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Aug.02.2009
 Scattered Light Publications announces release of Nanette Rayman Rivera's shana linda~pretty pretty By Scattered Light PublicationsDated: Jul 27, 2009 shana linda~pretty pretty is the title of a new book of poetry by Nanette Rayman Rivera, published by Scattered Light Publications. Scattered Light...
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Jun.02.2009
Though Ann Haywood Leal's career as an elementary school teacher helped her craft the detail-rich characters in Also Known As Harper (Holt), her touching debut novel for middle-graders, it was what she observed at her local soup kitchen that actually inspired them. "When I first started...
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Mar.06.2009
Since I'm going up to Berkeley/S.F. for the weekend, I'll put up a poem by Jack Hirschman, former poet laureate of San Francisco. Jack is a longtime homeless activist, and used to be involved in projects with activists and poets like my friend Carol Tarlen, Sarah Menefee, and David Joseph in...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Nov.27.2008
There are times when we think we'll sink fromthe weight of our solitudewhen the tumult of trafficthe cacophony of fire engines racing downdamp, dark streets poises like a straybullet over the drone of trafficit is at that hour when, tucked neatly intoa goose down dream, I can finally hear myself...
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Sep.22.2008
     From now until the end of October 2008, you can help change the world in a small way, one book at a time.  Go to Orinda Books and purchase a copy of Heroes Arise, my award-winning parable published by KOMENAR, and I’ll donate $10 to the Winter Nights Rotating Family Shelter in Contra Costa...
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Jul.11.2008
ABOUT EVE: PART 2 I invited Eve out to dinner to find out more about her, as she mirrored some of my own deepest fears. If circumstances in my life were to change, I too, might be without a home. She suggested Wendy’s on Market Street. “Have whatever you like,” I said. But she would only...
sara-a-davis's picture
Apr.10.2008
I’ve spoken to dozens of homeless people in my lifetime, just not with an actual viable purpose behind it, other than to acknowledge them, say "hello" or give them food. For some reason, asking them for something made me a little shy out of the gates. I decided to take a little drive into...
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Jan.14.2008
It's called South of Market for those who don't live in San Francisco. The SOMA if you want to get all "In the know of your SF Neighborhoods". This is my residence. My hood, yo. When I moved here coming up on eight years ago May Day of 2000 with a huge body bag of clothes in a 450 square...