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are the open mic venues in San Francisco that I know
Area Poet's Coalition,
based in Berkeley, CA a great group!
San Francisco's premier annual event!
Poetry Center - La Mission
Peace, Hope and 911: Voices from San
the location for the podcasts made by John Rhodes, many San
Franciscan poets have been filmed by John.
writer's past: Daniel Brady
Well, where to
began writing while at
Union High School here
I eventually joined the Literary Club. The senior
project, that year, was to produce an anthology.
After some controversial drawings were edited,
several hundred copies were produced and I was
published for the first time. I
where I continued by taking creative writing
classes. Later, while at San
from 1972 to 1975, I self identified as a writer or
more specifically - a poet. During those years I
took creative writing courses, read a great deal
and wrote more poetry than ever before. I graduated
in 1975 with a BA in Sociology.
my time at SFSU, I went to many readings and
workshops. By the time I graduated in 1975 I, and
several others, had begun Birthstone Magazine, a
small press publication. In the late 70's I managed
a reading series at a local anarchist bookstore,
when it was located on Hayes St. I also facilitated
workshops during those years and began to be
published in small press magazines around the
became increasingly involved in San Francisco's
poetry scene as I performed numerous readings,
often including haiku, and continued to attend and
create workshops. I was published in a number of
small press magazines and placed in several poetry
contests. In 1977, I became involved with the
Society of San
my poetry began to include symbolic metaphysical
content. A few years later, the Zen appeal of Haiku
grew and it came to be a part of many of my
readings through the early
the fall of 1985 I returned to San Francisco State
University to obtain a California Multiple Subjects
Teaching Credential. I began teaching in 1987 with
supplementary credentials in both English and
Social Science. I have been an elementary school
teacher since that time. This career change did
distract me from writing as did my marrying a
singularly enchanting woman, my wife Wendy.
had turned to writing prose in the early 80's after
having two short pieces published in the local
small press. I began novel length manuscripts
toward the end of that decade, mainly in the genre
of Science Fiction. In 1991 I joined the
Poets of Northern
In this setting, I learned much about the intricate
nature of the deceptively simple art of haiku.
During that time I had haiku published. By 2000 I
had returned to the open mic scene and to poetry
writing, reading and performing, much as I had
earlier on in my life.
I have been
hosting the poetry open mic at Sacred Grounds since
December of 2010. This is the longest running
poetry open mic known. and has been serving up good
food and fine poetry every Wednesday night since
have a Facebook group to make
have begun streaming Sacred live see
live streams here.
of Dan reading:
these video selections were recorded by my friend
Martin Joseph at Sacred Grounds.
at the Poets with Trees
reading a romantic
at the renown Word
Brady and Wendy Wolters featured
satiric song in support of Bradley Manning
a poem at Sacred
News" at Sacred
poems at Sacred Grounds
mustn't Be Afraid of
here now the news"
in the Clowns (Clowns Vs.
honor of Jehanah
Will Tell, at Sacred
"Glory" at Sacred
at Sacred Grounds (Mar.
on the Moon at
Legend of Brady's Fart
Mothers, mine and
To Pee and more
Poems in 5 minutes
Passing of Brady's
Don Brennan Would Say
News and Jazz Solo
20 minute feature at
from a deranged MUNI addict, the
(Feb. 2015 @SG)
Avotcja's What is a
(Feb. 2015 @SG)
light, light (Mar.
(Mar. 2015 @SG)
the renown Word
Eisen-Martin and Dan Brady
Brady's "Speculation" on
hour of Dan and Wendy reading at
Brady +Steve Arnston Central Coast Poetry
feature at San Francisco's main
event was hosted by the Bay Area Poet's Coalition
Will Tell and Long After Time, read at Sacred
page includes MP3 audio files for each
a reading on the web!
Please note that other recordings are
an interest in haiku; it was the first poetic form
I was taught and I've always enjoyed writing haiku.
has links to a haiku sampler including artwork, and
a couple of short essays about some interesting
aspects of Haiku writing such as
One Insight Press
imprint is One Insight Press, located in San
Francisco. I produce books using
poetry collections in print are
I have worked with others to help them create their
own collections of poetry and I could assist you as
purchase printed copies of my work please make
arrangements in person or via email. Payment can be
made in cash, by check or money order. Each print
will be an original, attributed to you, signed,
dated and I keep a log of purchases. There are
prices for printed copies, CDs and PDF copies,
which can be sent via email.
Idea of Metal:
is a future history concerning the discovery of the
"old world" and how the new one, Venus, came to be
just that. This brief overview is less than two
standard pages in
Idea of Metal:
sampler is from from the full length Science
Fiction novel, recently revised and set for
Tanner of the Beltways:
marooned on an airless planetoid, seeks revenge on
those who murdered the crew he served with and
threaten to steal their legacy. An adventure story
of courage, perseverance, triumph over villains and
the of the hero over his own
Tanner of the Beltways:
This excerpt give you the flavor of the
Tanner: Trial for the Treasure World,
is the sequel to the first Weldon Tanner tale. An
attempt to secure justice runs afoul of corruption.
Weldon and his friends are put on trial for the
crimes they sought justice for. In a fight for
their lives it is friendship that proves to be the
precursor to redemption.Weldon
Tanner: Trial for the Treasure World:
excerpt is from the beginning of the
with the Wind, Excerpt and
is also about 60K words. It is the story of a
runaway from an abusive home. Jan befriends the
wind and, with the help of a Native American,
evades the mysterious and ancient cabal seeking to
use such power for mean
Of Earth" is a mixture of many things, a future
history, classic Sci-Fi, of the pulp era, yet not
quite. I have not posted a synopsis or excerpt for
Stories - - Novels in Progress
The Hiker and Hera, Synopsis
is an eerie Fantasy story, 4.9K
The Dreamer, Synopsis and
is wonderful short story of about 2.9K words in
successful villain exposed in a series of colorful
vignettes: 90.7K words in length, currently being
revised and relevant for this era of one percenter
your theme! Often times, when I do readings, I ask
the audience for a theme and then select the poems
to reflect that request. These collections are
similarly made to request. You decide the theme and
may even suggest a title. I collect and arrange the
poetry. They'll be about 60 pages long,
View from the Inside: A collection of pieces
that have, more or less, a hidden perspective, that
is to say, of the poet looking outward. The
copyright is 2005.
Meeting the Physical: This 53 page
manuscript has as it theme the limits pressed upon
us by the physical realm. This collection has two
documents, the table of contents and the poetry.
The copyright is 2003.
Politics, Reality and Satire: A
collection that speaks for itself. Now a
days, I remind people that this was collected only
half way through the Bush years. This
collection has two documents, the table of contents
and the poetry. The copyright is 2004.
The Spice of Life: The focus her is on
variety; there is life, death history, philosophy,
metaphysics, politics, romance and still more. This
collection has two documents, the table of contents
and the poetry. The copyright is 2005.
Loving, Living, Livelihoods: This is a
hundred page collection of poetry concerning the
issues relevant to those three singular themes. The
copyright is 2003; the current edition is from
New Poetry 2008: This relatively brief
collection of 121 page has, despite its title, some
earlier poems and revisions of poems in other
collections. Assembled in 2008 for a special
reading I planned, it was used as I usually use the
Reading Manuscript The copyright is
Haiku Trove: This is a collection of Haiku
collections. I created some for events or readings,
others were inspired by themes or created for
submission to a competition. I update this
collection as needed. This collection includes 8
documents. Their copyrights range from 2005 to
Manuscript: This collection has several hundred
pages of poetry. Most all of this work is new since
2000. I update this collection as needed for it is
the document I draw upon when making presentations,
doing readings or performing at open mics in the
San Francisco region.
Classic Brady: This is a collection pieces,
which have been published over the years. It's as
complete a record as I have been able to construct
after files on early publications were lost.
However, this collection comprises a set of 9 PDF
documents, which includes the table of contents,
eight chapters of poetry,, their publication
record, a collection of published haiku and the
more accurate record of their publications. I
update this document as needed. Any copy purchased
will be the most recent.
manuscripts I am working on as well as a collection of what
I call "idea files" that are plot lines or proto-scripts.
These have been used as a basis for consulting with clients
seeking ideas for stories, novellas, and novels or movies
and television programs in the Science Fiction genre.
is some information about plot
manuscripts listed, The Idea of Metal and Weldon
Tanner of the Beltways, are representative of what I
enjoy writing. While, in fantasy, I have The Hiker and
Hera which stands in contrast to the very gentle touch
of horror, appropriate for the Twilight Zone, found the
Venues and Poets
This is the longest running poetry open mic in San
Francisco, perhaps in the US. See
Facebook page for events
Have a cup of friendship and expound!
and Ingrid Keir of WordParty
pair of poets who knock your socks off!
and Beckett Books
literary events and jazz
16th and Mission
is the website
on Thursday nights the Poets take over and it is
She performs in the Bay Area
and hosts a monthly salon
poetry therapist who runs workshops and performs in San
poet, singer songwriter musician and artist
fine San Francisco poet who tours widely
performance poet with unforgettable style and
soulful, jazzy kind of reciter who is very smooth, you'll
enjoy his work.
heartfelt and compassionate poet whose artwork is intuitive
careful and well crafted writer of note.
clever poet, singer musician, comedian kind of nice guy. The
book shows it.
poet whose satire, wit, humor and punchy understated style