FORUM Magazine Showcase (LitCrawl SF; October 14th 2017, 6:30PM-7:30PM)

FORUM will be participating in LitCrawlSF. On the final day of LitQuake literary festival, LitCrawl events will be hosted by venues throughout San Francisco's Mission District. FORUM Magazine Showcase Adobe Books (3130 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110) (Phase II) 6:30PM-7:30PM, October 14, 2017 Curators: Jen Sullivan Brych Participants: Brianna Allen, Kevin Cosby, Zachariah Greer …

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, SEPT 15th to OCT 15th (Academy of American Poets)

Sidonie by Ramón García After Gail Wronsky Reading Colette I am reminded that I, too come from a culture steeped in taste variegated nourriture. But being Mexican, I never made much of it.  Amidst fancylesness banqueting, savoring what couldn’t be bought—joie de vivre, the metaphysics of indulgence. Not being French, sex came with complications, incurably …

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“…noted in the record, / but the file cannot be found.” (Ken Kimmel)

Observations by Ken Kimmel Trap is sprung like clockwork. One-million bits of information per second. Bulging files of xerox-white spilling over-- onto the floor-- magically transformed into opaque microfiche replicas. Acres of trees outlived their usefulness. Recycled from Top-Secret status to end in shreds. Horn-rimmed glasses of dull-witted, indignant welfare worker lay low on his …

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“You have no clue why but she draws you in. She’s some kind of decrepit siren…” (Autumn Krause)

“All our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death.” - MacBeth This story explores a teenager seeking meaning in a seemingly meaningless event (the descent of an old woman into Alzheimer’s). While the parental figure clings to an ordered system of belief, the teenager obsessively fixates on the random and chaotic words of …

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“But that’s a drag–my life.” (Norman Davies)

People Not Located by Norman Davies At thirty, I don't wait for ideas, I chase them. They glimmer, and dart--I wish I could use my bare hands on them. Ideas aren't trapped in books, either. I open the cover, and get all tangled up. The ideas, greased in language, slip away, scatter. Or else (worse) …

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“I need all those hungry friends. / I wanna get warm, / available.” (Ann Nelson Gleeson)

The English Department at City College of San Francisco holds 35 past issues of Forum, the earliest issue dated 1948. Upon request, these issues are available but cannot leave the office. During the 1970s, Forum was renamed with individualized titles: Reality Trip (1973), Double Mirage (1975), & other lovely insects (1976), and Undertow (1977, 1978). In Double Mirage (1975) visual art was creatively incorporated with …

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