George Stanley and Lewis Ellingham

Friday, October 25, 2013, 5:00 pm
Poets George Stanley and Lewis Ellingham read from their work. $10 general. $5 low income. Free for students and Poetry Center members.
Meridian Gallery, 535 Powell Street, San Francisco
The Poetry Center
SF State Box Office
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George Stanley

Born in San Francisco, poet George Stanley has lived in British Columbia since the early 1970s, first in Vancouver, then in Terrace and now back in Vancouver. A former English instructor at Capilano College, he has published eight books: After Desire: The Observations of a Poet, Vancouver: A Poem, At Andy’s, Gentle Northern Summer, Opening Day, The Stick and You. He won the 2006 Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. In 1957, Stanley participated in Jack Spicer’s Poetry as Magic workshop, a Poetry Center-hosted program held at San Francisco Main Public Library, with the readings from the group archived by the Poetry Center. He read for the Poetry Center, with Ebbe Borregaard, in 1958. Stanley earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from SF State.

Lewis Ellingham

Lewis Ellingham is a freelance editor and writer. His books include Poet Be Like God: Jack Spicer and the San Francisco Renaissance, written with Kevin Killian; The Birds and Other Poems; and other publications in poetry, fiction and genealogy. He was born in 1933 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and moved to San Francisco at age 21, eventually becoming involved in the circle of young poets around Jack Spicer.

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