On Thursday, June 21, at 7:30pm The Third Thursday Poetry & Jazz Reading Series at 215 Main in Point Arena will feature North Beach Poet Ronald Sauer. The reading will begin with live improv jazz and an open mic with jazz improv; the reading will conclude with more live improv jazz.
Ronald F. Sauer is a poet/New Yorker in North Beach, San Francisco. A compulsive talker, musician, artist, art collector & curator, translator of Baudelaire (and many a great French poet), Summa-cum-laude for Horizontal Angelology (Ph.d, Oxymoron Divinity School), upstart cosmologist, aficionado of insomniac starlight, the bane of pretense, philately and cheeky ducks; he is also haberdasher to the blithely impoverished and when not bottom-feeding his antique obsessions, he manages to sell a bit of art for his gang and self with his better organized art-moll, the collage-packing and fleet-fingered Rebecca Peters.
He is also a translator of Charles Baudelaire’s Le Spleen de Paris (1868)… and many another great French poet, including Gaspard de la Nuit, by Aloysius Bertrand, (the first book of French prose-poems from 1838); Voltaire, Jacques Prevert; the Haitian writer Jacques Roumain, etc., etc., altogether some four hundred pages of French writing. He is also a book, film and art critic who served as Professor of Film History at the Academy of Art College for three years.
He resided in Europe for eight years, where he organized poetry events and edited magazines, including the Ins-And-Outs Poetry Anthology, Amsterdam (1980). Among others, his poetry (and poetic translations from the French) published in: City Lights Journal; American Poetry Review; Androgyne Magazine; Oxygen Magazine; Beatitude Magazine, North Beach S.F; Beatitude Silver Anniversary Issue; Ins-And-Outs Magazine; Ins-And-Outs Poetry Anthology; North Beach Journal; North Beach Now Magazine; North Coast Review. Third Thursday Poetry is supported by The Third Thursday Poetry Group, many anonymous donors, and Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation.