In Art, History, Poetry, San Francisco, Science, Technology on December 19, 2016 at 11:51 pm
Since we moved back to San Francisco last year, I’ve been taking pictures of places of literary and artistic note in the city. I published a post on “literary life in North Beach” on my agency’s blog. This is an ongoing and less geographically restrictive diary of the city’s literary, artistic, scientific, and political history.
202 Green Street, where on September 7, 1927, under the auspices of William Crocker (grandson of the transcontinental railroad magnate Charles) and the Crocker Bank, Philo T. Farnsworth and his “Lab Gang” sent the first TV signal ever broadcast to the Merchants Club about eight blocks away.
576 Green Street, where The Cellar on Green Street was located, where Kenneth Rexroth and Lawrence Ferlinghetti first introduced poetry to jazz in the Fifties.
In Superintelligent sea cucumbers, Uncategorized on October 27, 2016 at 5:17 am
Rob Delaney‘s progeny.
In Ainadamar on September 2, 2016 at 6:09 pm
This is the fifteenth chapter of my novel, “Ainadamar, or The Fountain of Tears: The First Flight of the Madrugada.” It details the adventures of a spaceship called the Madrugada, crewed by a Bulgarian space vampire, a lady barbarian, a 17th century French mountebank, a shape-shifting chef, a giant kitty, an empath, Morgan La Fey, an octopus surgeon, a cowboy, and the early 20th century Spanish Republican poet and martyr, Federico Garcia Lorca.
I published a new chapter each week for the past few months, but will not post any more. To read the previous chapters, click on the category Ainadamar. To read the entire novel, contact me and I will send you a copy.
Nimue and Weekiebye made their way through the vegetable and fruit markets and into a narrow, deep-eaved side street. The passageway led to a long plaza surrounded by bays. Here the city’s butchers provided meat, poultry, fish, reptile and…whatnot to the inhabitants of the hungry city and the visitors who used the nearby intersecting space routes.