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The Odd Mondays Series at Phoenix Books
David Watts grew up in Central Texas and trained first as a musician then as a medical doctor. He was on-camera host for PBS, Lifetime Network and local television news in the 1980's and was a live radio host on KQED-FM. His commentaries on the practice of medicine can be heard on National Public Radio's All Things Considered. He practices medicine and gastroenterology at the University of California, San Francisco, where he teaches in the medical school. In 1992 he earned a Masters in English/Poetry from San Francisco State University and now teaches poetry at the Fromm Institute. His own poetry has been published in The Gettysburg Review, The Antioch Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, The New Virginia Review and other magazines.
This is John Rhodes, director of the San Francisco Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV Show http://blip.tv/sanfranciscopoetry with Co-host Clara Hsu.
This is a few months before I start but I am going to start a www.kickstarter.com project to start a poetry movie theater and make cheap DVDs for the poetry community of all our shows and some of the videos of events I’ve filmed. This will include Watershed Poetry Festival, and the Berkeley Poetry Festival. It also will include events like Sparring with Beatnik Ghosts. I have been known for not charging people for work, if people don’t have the money for a video or a DVD. I have no intention of turning this into anything more than a project to better the community without paying for it completely out of pocket.
There will be gifts for donating. I haven’t decided on the gifts but they will be like: 20 dollars: 1 DVD with 3 shows 40 dollars 2 DVD with 6 shows 80 dollars 3 DVDs with 9 shows 160 dollars 3 DVDs and an image transfer ceramic 320 dollars 3 DVDs and 2 image transfer ceramics and so on.
I might have a lottery too for 4 featured poets on my show. Language must be appropriate for educational TV.
Roads of Bread: The Collected Poems of Eugene Ruggles
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Shaman by Richard Silberg
The Color of Desire by Harvey Ellis
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