Sunday a month, a group of poets from all over the Bay Area meets
in a living room or on a deck in San Francisco to eat, exchange
poetry news, and read and discuss poetry.
Reid and Diane Kirsten-Martin started the group in the late 80s—and
though poets have come and gone, the group has, for the most part,
existed since. It now comprises ten members, although Scott does
not always make it down from Sonoma. We are:
Thirteen Ways site takes its name from the Wallace
Stevens poem, "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird,"
and is emblematic of our diverse approaches to writing poetry.
invite you to visit the poets' pages and read the poems. Please
sign our guestbook
and comment on a poem or let us know what you think of the site.
(Do not post your own poems here, please.) You can also contact
a poet directly when an email address is given.
technical problems and comments about the site, please contact Diane