I recall a scene years ago, in a college biology class, where the instructor was talking about how various life forms came to populate south sea islands separated by wide stretches of ocean. Certain spiders, he said, buoyed by what seemed to me a miraculous confidence, would climb trees, let out a strand of silk […]
Gene Berson grew up in the Bay Area and currently lives in the foothills of northern California. He has a BA and MA in English literature from SFSU. A book of poems will be coming out from Open Book Press in Grass Valley, CA this summer.
for Cleve Jones Movements come in waves and waves come in sets. One certainly predicts another. At the time of the incident the following poem describes I had been working as a trade show worker at Brooks Hall in San Francisco. That particular night I got off around ten, exhausted, and climbed up the concrete […]