Stories about Poetry

The Civil War, from another side, in ‘Father Comes Home from the Wars Parts 1, 2, and 3’

Suzan-Lori Parks' riveting epic at ACT's Geary Theatre gives a complex account of the yearning for—and terror of— individual freedom.

Arts Forecast: Walking the Irish border, making epic poetry

CounterPulse Fest's 'aon mhac tíre.' Plus: Granny Cart Gangstas, Sister Spit, Caminos Flamencos, 'American Optimism,' 'Latin Standards,' more

Rapping the ‘Housing Crisis’

Local hip-hop artist SCS takes on skyrocketing inequality and political corruption in incendiary new video.

Arts Forecast: Trans Film Fest, Renegade Craft Fair, Rebirth Brass Band …

David Sedaris, 3rd-i South Asian Film Fest, International Tea Fest, "Mumu," and more upcoming arts picks.

How to save a very cool bookstore

New arts and news collective 34 Trinity springs into action to preserve GF Wilkinson Books in the Financial District.

SOMArts show kicks off Dia de los Muertos season

Opening Fri/6 with a huge party, this artist-made offrenda extravaganza is an essential community event.

Tremble, fair reader, before the mighty Litquake!

13 can't-miss events -- from Black Panthers to Kathy Acker -- at this year's sprawling literary festival, October 6-14.

50th Summer of Love gathering finally happening

Peace in the Park on Sat/23 features loads of music, talks, art, groovy vibes -- and Wavy Gravy, of course.

Party Radar: Lace in the leather

GoGo Penguin, Moodymann, Auscultation, Permission to Land, Sango, The Mole, IDPalooza, Public Works' 7-Year, more.

From the poor house to the jail house

A report from the front lines of the penal abolition movement