Sunday a month, a group of poets meets in a living room or on a
deck in the San Francisco Bay Area to eat, exchange poetry news,
and read and discuss poems.
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 nine members; but Scott does not always
make it down from Sonoma. We are:
Ways site takes its name from the Wallace
Stevens poem, "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird,"
which epitomizes our diverse approaches to writing poetry.
We invite you
to visit the poets' pages and read the poems. You can also contact
a poet directly when an email address is given.
"Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" is from the Complete Poems of Wallace Stevens, by Wallace Stevens, published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Copyright © 1954 Wallace Stevens. See STEVENS'S POEM for complete text.