On October 18 The Spark Arts Gallery at 4229 18the Street in San Francisco will present Nicolas Bearde in a concert of original music wrapped around great poetry, as well as standards from the Great American Songbook. The Ken French quartet will back Nicolas.

 

 

We're bringing poetry to an ever wider audience by wrapping original jazz melodies around poems by great published poets.  Their words become lyrics to these songs.  The poets include:

 

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Bob Hicok     Floyd Skloot       
Lewis Carroll Jane Kenyon   Ruth Stone
Lorna Dee Cervantes Li-Young Lee   Jennifer Sweeney
Rita Dove Peter Meinke   Natasha Trethewey
Denise Duhamel Edna St.Vincent Millay   Paul Violi
Amy Gerstler Marge Piercy   David Watts
Jack Gilbert Ishmael Reed   Walt Whitman
John Haines Muriel Rukeyser   William Butler Yeats