poetry

1971

Poster has a black and white drawing of an old model car spewing smog into the air and oil onto the road. Along the right edge are seven red roqd signs with, STOP, HELP!, PAY, WRONG WAY, IDIOT,...

late 19th century to mid 20th century

Notebook used by Oscar Maurer has a blue cardboard cover with a decorative ribbon binding. "Clippings" is stamped in gold at top center on the cover and the interior is filled with...

mid 20th century

Typewritten poems on individual pieces of paper. Paper is cut to different sizes depending on length of poem.

mid 20th century

Blue three-ring binder owned by Oscar Maurer which holds typewritten and handwritten poetry on ruled and un-ruled paper. A red spiral notebook is also punched and placed in the back of the binder...

1960-1961

Book of poetry written by Oscar Maurer from 1960-1961 in Berkeley California. The book consists of approximately 60 poems and several pieces of prose typewritten on paper and assembled in a three...

Watershed
1996

Poster consists of black print on white paper. Rectangular image with the text "Watershed / Down to Earth: Texture of Words" alongside abstract drawings of people and nature with the text of a...

Wild Greens Early Spring
Late 20th Early 21st Century

This yellow poster is titled "Wild Greens / Early Spring" in light brown script in the top third of the page. There is an illustration of a naked woman sitting on the ground with plants in a...

Untitled
Late 20th Early 21st Century

Poster has green ink printed on off-white paper. At the top left is a photo of men crawling through the mud on their stomachs. Below the image and at the top right are song lyrics or poems. At the...

Amiri Baraka
Late 20th Early 21st Century

Poster with woodcut illustration of musician Amiri Baraka from the shoulders up in black on white paper. Text in white below face listing information about the event and the musicians and poets at...

Untitled
1968

Poster containing Guerrilla Free Newspaper of the Streets, Volume Two, Number 4. Black text on a white background on front and verso.

Untitled
1968

Poster with black text on a white background, containing Guerrilla, the Free Newspaper of the Streets, Volume Two, Number 2. Headline text across top half, and smaller text in four columns on...

Night Poetry in North Beach
1993

Poster advertising a poetry reading and open microphone evening at Caffee Verdi in San Francisco. Poster is white with black text and top and bottom and an illustration of Giuseppe Verdi in brick...

Poets and Painters
1989

Poster advertising an art exhibition in 1989 at Laguna Honda Hospital. Poster has an illustration of three red flowers with two large purple and red butterflies. The background is yellow.

Poetry in action
Late 20th Early 21st Century

Poster advertizing a poetry writing contest for Poetry in Action. Poster has a black and white photograph of a factory with smokestacks and several people superimposed in front of the image. Text...

Poetry in Motion
Late 20th Early 21st Century

New York City subway poster that is part of the Poetry in Motion series. Poster has details of subway wall tiles acorss the top, with "Poetry in Motion" written out in white tiles within blue...

2 PEOPLE Personas IN en L.A.
1990

Poster titled "2 PEOPLE Personas IN en L.A." in a banner across the top, helpd up by angels. Text in English in purple, followed by text in Spanish in blue.

Come. And be my baby.
Late 20th Early 21st Century

Poster for the Poems on the Underground series with a poem by Maya Angelou in two columns, black text on a white background. Red hearts between each word in the phrase "And be my baby."

A Gathering of Poets
1986

Poster printed on white paper. At the left is a stylized brown, white and orange image of a man in a robe with a rosary with a cross and a wishbone. At the top of the poster is an orange strip...

Poetry From The Hearts Of The Americas
Late 20th Early 21st Century

Poster has three main images. At the top is an image of palm trees near white buildings, in the center is an image of street signs a the crossing of Mission and 24th St., and at the bottom is an...

Mayday Amerus Poetry Reading
Late 20th Early 21st Century

Poster has a dark brown background with tan text. To the left is an image of a man squatting and pulling a thread of material from a pile in front of him. Poster reads, "Mayday Amerus Poetry...

Fourth Annual San Francisco International Poetry Festival
Late 20th Early 21st Century

Poster has a background of small clouds in shades of orange, yellow and pink. The bottom center has a swirl with a small owl sitting on it. Across the top is "Fourth Annual San Francisco...

Wings Literaria
1994

Poster printed on white paper, with black text at the top and bottom and a central, stylized image with a blue background and green, black, pink, yellow and white shapes, including a boomerang-...

The KPFA Poetry Festival
Late 20th Early 21st Century

Poster has a multicolor background with a stylized image of a green strip of land, with a roaming animal at the left, below a red, blue and white sky. At the top left is "S.U.P.E.R.B. presents /...

Berkeley Festival of the Arts
1999

Poster has purple printed edges enclosing a stylized image of a blue sky with white clouds. Over the bottom left of the image is a purple shaded profile image of a figure playing a horn. At the...

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