Joe Shakarchi, Stephen Kent, John Densmore, and Manose.
fusion of poetry and world music, Joe Shakarchi's new collection of poetry,
SUNRISE IN THE WEST, is accompanied by a poetry/music CD with music by John
Densmore (founding member of The Doors), on percussion, Stephen Kent (host
of KPFA's "Music of the World") on didjeridu, and Manose (a master
musician from Nepal) on flute.
and CD are available for $10 each, or together for $15. To order, contact
readings, performances, workshops, and media appearances, contact Joe Shakarchi
in New York, Joe Shakarchi has been part of the San Francisco poetry scene
since 1982. His writing has appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, Poetry
Flash, The Berkeley Poetry Review, and North Beach Journal. He is the winner
of the 1999 Common Ground poetry contest. Joe is also one of six San Francisco
poets chosen for the "Poetry in Public Display" exhibition throughout
the city. Along with frequent appearances on radio and TV, he has helped produce
poetry videos, and has often performed with musicians including John Densmore,
Stephen Kent and Manose. Joe has taught writing at San Francisco State University
and San Jose City College. His influences include Rumi, rock ‘n’
roll, Zen, the temples of Bangkok and Kathmandu, and the cafes of North Beach
and Greenwich Village.
currently spending a year in Asia, travelling to Thailand, Vietnam, Bali and.....who
knows where the winds will blow him? In addition to teaching at King Mongkut's
University in Bangkok, he will be writing new poems, and also trying his hand
at writing travel stories and memoirs.