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Darling House, Santa Cruz


 

WALL OF
SPARRING
ARTISTS...
Been in at least
one Spar with
the Ghosts...

ALOHI

RAMU AKI
DEE ALLEN
RAFAEL R.J. ALVARADO
LEN ANDERSON
CARLYE ARCHIBEQUE

STEVE ARNTSON
WISE PROOF AVATARI

AVOTCJA
JENNIFER BARONE
ELLEN BASS
IRIS BERRY
BESSKEPP

 CHARLES CURTIS
 BLACKWELL
BARBARA BLOOM
BO BLOUNT
LEE BOEK

LAUREL ANN BOGEN
BOB BOOKER

JIM BOLT
JACK BOWMAN

J.R. BRADY

EVE BRANDSTEIN
DON BRENNAN
PATRIA BROWN
ALAN SITAR BROWN

CAMINCHA
JAMES CAGNEY
  DON KINGFISHER
  CAMPBELL

MARSHA CAMPBELL
FERNANDO D. CASTRO
LORNA DEE CERVANTES
CHATEAU MUSIQUE
NEELI CHERKOVSKI

ANDY CLAUSEN
MEL CLAY
ANN COHEN
WANDA COLEMAN
JOIE COOK

COPUS
SARAH CRUSE
GABE DAVIS
HAL DAVIS
PHIL DEAL
WILL DODGER

TIM DONNELLY

CRAIG EASLEY

ANA ELSNER
STEVEN FAIVUS
RICH FERGUSON
LAWRENCE       FERLINGHETTI

JERRY FERRAZ

HART D. FISHER
ROBBIE FITZSIMMONS

MICHAEL C. FORD
AMELIE FRANK
JERRY GARCIA
BEA GARTH
SANDRINE GEORGES
CHARLIE GETTER

STEVEN GRAY
S.A. GRIFFIN
Q.R. HAND
LATIF HARRIS
SUSAN HAYDEN

DANIEL HEFFEZ

MARTIN HICKEL
JACK HIRSCHMAN
GUY HOFFMAN
ARIEL HOLDEN
DENNIS HOLT
PENELOPE HOUSTON

CLARA HSU
ELIZABETH IANNACI
INVERTEBRATES
JOYCE JENKINS
RUEBI LYNN JIMENEZ

GARY JUSTICE

PETE JUSTUS

JERRY KAMSTRA
RACHEL KANN

NICHOLAS KARAVATOS
INGRID KEIR
DOUGLAS KEARNEY

ROYAL KENT
STEPHEN KESSLER
DEBRA GRACE KHATTAB
ROSIE KING

DEBBIE KIRK

ANNIE KLOPFER
BRENDA KNIGHT

MARC KOCKINOS

STEFFEN KUEHN
CHARLES KRUGER

GEOFFREY TODD LAKE

RON LAMPI
ERIC LAWSON
MICHAEL LEON
WENDY LOOMIS
JESSICA LOOS

RICHARD LORANGER
KIRK LUMPKIN
PATRICK MAHON

MAMACOATL
PETER MARTI

CLIVE MATSON

ELLYN MAYBE

MIKE THE POET
WHITMAN MCGOWAN

DAVID MELTZER

BILL MERCER
BILL MINOR
RICHARD MODIANO

H.D. MOE
BRIAN MORRISEY
GINGER MURRAY

PHILLIP T. NAILS

NKETCHI
GERALD NICOSIA
DOUG O'CONNOR

MARC OLMSTED
SUZIE OLMSTED
OMAR
JANE ORMEROD
CLAIRE ORTALDA
LISA ALLEN ORTIZ

ANGEL PERALES
BRENDA PETRAKOS

NICHOLAS PIEROTTI
KOPI POD
A. RAZOR
ARTEMAS REX

HANNA RIFKIN
DOREN ROBBINS
JULIE ROGERS

PABLO ROSALES

BETHANY ROSE
DANI ROTER
JIM RUSSO

FLOYD SALAS

KEITH SAVAGE

SAM SAX
HERB T. SCHMIDT, JR.
SCRAPPERS
ELENA SECOTA
MORDECAI SHAPIRO
ARA SHIRIYAN
JONATHAN SIEGEL

BUCKY SINISTER

DAVID SMITH
RICK SMITH
MARGERY SNYDER

JEANNE SPICUZZA

MIRIAM SPIER
A.M. STANLEY
MARK STATES

HARLAN STEINBERGER
CARL STILLWELL
TOM STOLMAR
  KEVIN
  PATRICK SULLIVAN

MANI SURI
ROBERT SWARD
MEHNAZ TAYLOR

WILLIAM TAYLOR JR.
L.K. THAYER
ALFONSO TEXIDOR

MEL C. THOMPSON
THORNE

LA TIGRESSA

V. VALE

MAX WOLF VALERIO

GEORDIE VANDERBOSCH

CHRIS VANNOY

CARA VIDA

JULIA VINOGRAD
T. MIKE WALKER
PAM WARD
LUKE WARM WATER
REX WEINER

RUTH WEISS
D'DRA WHITE
 THE BISHOP
 NORMAN WILLIAMS
A.D. WINANS
KATHLEEN WOOD
DANIEL YARYAN
GARY YOUNG
V. LAZARO ZAMORA

 

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The poetry series that packs a punch!

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FROM SAN FRANCISCO TO LOS ANGELES
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THE SPARRING WITH BEATNIK GHOSTS
POETRY SERIES IS MAKING THE ROUNDS!




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"Astonishing! Startling! Fantastic! Poems, music and something special to stagger everyones imagination
...by poets braving the boxing match with those long-gone Beat ghosts -- finding their way to our magnificent, underground stage with their inspiring legacies -- as we lure them close with shouts from the bottom of our bohemian hearts-- for brothers and sisters of the Beat afterlife, sharing our sympathetic-poet-state-of-mind and our hunger for meaning in a mediocre world -- finding rollicking words to rattle the senses -- knocking the audience right out of their same-ol' chairs with that somethin'-new, spoken word renaissance -- beings rising from the depths -- no barriers of concrete, wood or stone can stop those ghosts from rising, drifting in from their mystic realms. Don't miss the spectacle, the magic, the mystery revealed."  -- Yaryan



                 

             Upcoming Sparring...

sEPT 5 (Friday) SWBG, Round 56
Friday, September 5: A Mystic Boxing Commission Double Feature -- Christopher Felver's "American Jukebox" photo exhibit & Sparring With Beatnik Ghosts, Round 56 -- "Sparring All Stars" at Felix Kulpa Gallery, 107 Elm St., Downtown Santa Cruz. 5 p.m. on September 5.

This will be a release party for Christopher Felver's new book with 30 or more of his portraits of iconic American musicians from jazz, rock, folk and country on exhibit. Felver is an internationally renowned photographer and filmmaker who will be giving a live presentation and book signing at the event.

As an added bonus, there will be a special round of Sparring with Beatnik Ghosts showcasing some of the California’s very best poets from northern and southern California gathered together for a bare-knuckle art brawl with the literary ghosts. For the uninitiated, to "Spar" is to perform one's poetry/music/performance art live (a friendly Spar for the living voices of today with the bygone ghosts of yesteryear).
From East Bay:
Kirk Lumpkin (host), Floyd Salas, Claire Ortalda, Richard Loranger, Hollie Hardy, Sara Mithra, Tony Rodriguez

From Los Angeles:
Ellyn Maybe, Michael C Ford, Mike ThePoet Sonksen, Lynne Bronstein

From San Francisco/Peninsula:
Copus, William Taylor Jr., James Zealous, Nancy Davenport

From far Nor Cal: ruth Weiss and Bill Gainer

From Santa Cruz:
Jerry Kamstra, T Mike Walker, Mortecai Shapiro, Ron Lampi, Peter Marti, Jim Russo, Pablo Lacer

From South Bay: Jami Cassady Ratto, Lynn Rogers and David Smith

There will be music, art, poetry and many surprises. For a recent review of Felver’s “American Jukebox” in the Chronicle, go to: http://www.sfgate.com/art/article/Chris-Felver-s-images-in-American-Jukebox-shot-5600591.php.





             Recent sparring...




 
               
                        Round 52 poster by Mat Fitzsimmons



                                                                  
               Round 51 (5-Year Anniversary Spar) poster art by T. Mike Walker.





      
      Round 50 poster by Mat Fitzsimmons









(Click above photo to enter performer bio album)
Photo taken at Round 17: Sparring With Beatnik Ghosts @ Grand Star Jazz Club on Sunday, June 5, 2011. Pictured, left to right: Herbert T. Schmidt, Jr., Rick Smith, Melissa Alvarado, Rafael Francisco Jose Alvarado, Laurel Ann Bogen, Douglas Kearney, Lorraine Perrotta, S. A. Griffin (Producer and Host), Pam Ward, Marc Olmsted, Michael C. Ford (back with fedora), Mike The Poet Sonksen (with stocking cap) and Daniel Yaryan (Executive Producer, with hat in hand).

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