RUTH WEISS: the laws of the spirit remain the same

ruth weiss by Chris Felver

photo by Chris Felver

Join us Thursday November 13th at 8 pm for an afternoon of poetry and music featuring Beat legend ruth weiss in performance with musicians Doug O’Connor (acoustic bass) and Hal Davis (hollow log).

For longtime fans or for those who have never seen weiss perform before, this will be an extreme treat (as you can see below).

This performance marks the special occasion of an exhibit of the paintings of her long-time friends John Rampley and Sekio Fuapopo, The Laws of the Spirit Remain the Same. weiss would often write her poetry while watching Rampley paint in his studio, and is delighted to read some of those poems during this exhibit.

weiss is a German-born poet, performer, playwright and artist well known as a member of the Beat Generation who helped to pioneer the poetry/jazz readings which became such an influential aspect of that time. She has said of her work that much of it can only be fully expressed through performance.

weiss spells her name in lowercase as such as a symbolic protest against “law and order,” since in her birthplace of Germany all nouns are spelled capitalized.

RUTH WEISS: the laws of the spirit remain the same
Thursday November 13th 2014. 7:15 pm doors, 8 pm performance.
The Emerald Tablet, 80 Fresno St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (map)
$10 – $20 suggested donation, sliding scale. Nobody turned away for lack of funds.
Door donations go to the performers! Delicious complimentary food. Drinks by donation.

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