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2013 Stories by Evan Karp

Archives: 2014 | 2013
  • Gestures at the Abyss

    published December 25, 2013

    The short story is almost universally lauded as the hardest form of writing to do well. The writer must create an entire world, or a moment... More >>

  • Wounds and Wishes

    published December 18, 2013

    Raina León's second book of poems, Boogeyman Dawn (Salmon Poetry), is a brutal collection of traumatic experiences that... More >>

  • The Conversation of Poetry

    published December 11, 2013

    Jack Hirschman made an indelible mark on San Francisco's literary landscape long before he served as the city's Poet Laureate from 2006-2009,... More >>

  • Unapologetic Transformation

    published December 11, 2013

    Running since 2004, the Queer Open Mic has long been an important place for traditionally underrepresented voices to not only express... More >>

  • A Ruby for a Sanctuary

    published December 4, 2013

    Forty years as an independent bookseller is no small accomplishment, but University Press Books' 40th Anniversary Benefit celebrates... More >>

  • Legendary Language

    published December 4, 2013

    Across from the Transamerica Pyramid, where Montgomery Street meets Columbus Avenue, sits the historic Canessa Building, a brick landmark... More >>

  • Basement Exotica

    published November 27, 2013

    Getting posh underground is a literary tradition that Babylon Salon maintains every season. Held in the swank Cantina, with its... More >>

  • Godfather

    published November 27, 2013

    A major catalyst for the San Francisco Renaissance and a huge inspiration to the Beat generation, Kenneth Rexroth is undeniably one of... More >>

  • Poetry Porno

    published November 20, 2013

    Using William Burroughs' cut-up technique to create Frankenstein texts out of a combination of her own writing and that of others, Dodie... More >>

  • Endless Landscapes

    published November 20, 2013

    It's not often you get the chance to see Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder. One of the five to read at the famed "Howl" debut,... More >>

  • The End is Near

    published November 13, 2013

    For seven years, InsideStoryTime has been presenting one of the city's best storytelling gatherings; recently, the monthly series moved... More >>

  • Urban Truths and Tales

    published November 13, 2013

    The Museum of African Diaspora, in conjunction with Third Thursdays in Yerba Buena, presents debut novelist Keenan Norris and Crystal... More >>

  • Theatrical Report

    published November 6, 2013

    Daniel Alarcón spent a lot of time in Peru's most notorious prison, gathering the history of the place as well as of the... More >>

  • Torah Death Match

    published November 6, 2013

    Not only has the Torah been re-written by a cast of today's exciting writers (Aimee Bender, Sam Lipsyte, and Jill Soloway, to name but three... More >>

  • Workshop for Potential Literature

    published October 30, 2013

    For almost a year now, City Lights' program director Peter Maravelis has been plotting a festival celebrating Oulipo, the literary movement... More >>

  • Best of the New

    published October 30, 2013

    Each year, the San Francisco Foundation accepts submissions of unpublished manuscripts from California natives and current residents; they... More >>

  • A Loner, A Genius

    published October 23, 2013

    August Kleinzahler's The Strange Hours Travelers Keep won the prestigious Griffin International Poetry Prize in 2004, and... More >>

  • Portable Intimacies

    published October 16, 2013

    The Moth, that revolutionary godmother of live, true, told-without-notes storytelling series, takes over Zellerbach Hall for one night... More >>

  • Debutante Ball

    published October 16, 2013

    City Lights just published Alli Warren's first book, Here Come the Warm Jets — that sentence alone tells you what promise... More >>

  • The big Book-Nerd TakeOver

    published October 9, 2013

    Undoubtedly the biggest annual literary event West of the Mississippi, Litquake's nine-day festival-ending parade through the Mission... More >>

  • Words and Witchiness in the Urban Jungle

    published October 9, 2013

    As though Michelle Tea and co. aren't busy enough running the stellar, longstanding monthly Radar Reading Series, premiering Valencia's The... More >>

  • poetry as divination

    published October 2, 2013

    Last year, Paris-based poet Alice Notley made her first trip to San Francisco in five years. Her event at the First Unitarian Center was more... More >>

  • litquake time again!

    published October 2, 2013

    A 150th anniversary tribute to Jules Verne that includes complimentary cocktails begins the 14th annual Litquake literary festival... More >>

  • Apocalypse soon

    published September 25, 2013

    p> Author of more than 50 books that span many literary genres, including science fiction, speculative fiction, poetry, children's literature and... More >>

  • sunshine and oranges

    published September 25, 2013

    In an attempt to examine the robust literary cultures of Northern and Southern California, and to see where those traditions intersect and... More >>

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