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George Wallace: Poetry Reading

Presented by Marin Society of Artists at Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael CA

Aug 19 2018
George Wallace: Poetry Reading

Presented by Blue Light at the Gallery, poet in Residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace

George Wallace‘s poems are transcendent, socially conscious, a tumble of joy. Try to imagine – Walt Whitman meets Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

George Wallace was the first poet laureate of Suffolk County NY and author of many books of poetry. An adjunct professor at Pace University in Manhattan, he is editor of Poetrybay, Walt‘s Corner, and co-editor of the Long Island Quarterly.

His books include Burn My Heart in Wet SandSmashing Rock and Straight as RazorsPoppin’ JohnnyIncident on the Orient Express and Swimming Through Water.

As Writer In Residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace, George Wallace has broadened the base of his poetry from his roots in French Surrealism and Beat era bop prosody to explore the visionary and ecstatic tradition of 19th century American Transcendentalism, as well as the Romantic era celebration of the voice of the ‘common man.’

Please bring a sweet or savory dish for a potluck after reading.  No alcoholic beverages.  Fragrance free event.

To reserve your place, please RSVP to  It’s fine to just show up, but it helps us to know how many chairs to set up.


No charge – but we encourage the purchase of one of his books.

Potluck after reading,

This is a fragrance free event, so people with allergies, asthma and chemical sensitivities can attend.

Contact: 415-454-9561


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Additional time info:

7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:45 pm)


Marin Society of Artists

1515 3rd Street (corner of E Street), San Rafael, CA 94901


Small lot for gallery. Free 2 hour parking on 3rd between E and Shaver. Metered parking on E between 3rd and 2nd – free on Sundays. Non-metered parking on 1st Street.  City parking lots:


    • Wheelchair Access

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