Photo by Richard Friedman
Photo by Richard Friedman 
Thurs. August 4 - 6:30 p.m.
Jack Hirschman & SF Library
Readers' Poetry Series Presents
Julie Rogers and Adrian Arias
Building C, Room 165
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco 
Tues. September 13 - 7 p.m.
'A Couple of Poets'
David Meltzer & Julie Rogers 
read their work and perform "Fours"
free / book signing to follow
at Stinson Beach Library
3521 Shoreline Highway
CATCH THEIR INTERVIEW SUN. SEPT. 4 on KWMR’s "Swirvin' Kirven" show,
Airing live from 3 – 5 p.m. on
90.5 Point Reyes, 89.9 Bolinas & 92.3 San Geronimo Valley 
Mon. September 26 - 7 p.m.
To Honor Omerta Publications'
Tenth Anniversary as a Press
Bird & Beckett Books and Records presents
David Meltzer & Julie Rogers
with surprise musical guests
653 Chenery St. in SF's Glen Park, SF
Free Admission

RUMPUS Make/Word Podcast Interview
with David Meltzer and Julie Rogers
Recorded at home in Oakland, CA - enjoy a revealing conversation with a couple of poets about living together as writers, the poet's process, the muse, inspirations & insights, with a short reading by both poets. Released online on Thurs. March 19, 2015 by Scott Pinkmountain. Click HERE

Recent YouTube: "A COUPLE OF POETS'
Readings by Beat poet David Meltzer & Northwest poet Julie Rogers filmed during National Poetry Month on April 23, 2015at Angst Gallery in Vancouver, Washington's Arts District
David Meltzer and Julie Rogers have been performing their work together since 2010. Each reads solo and they cap the reading with back and forth improv, referred to as "Fours" in jazz. Check it HERE:


"This heterogeneous master volume is filled with advice, speculation, enthusiasm, new and ancient esoterica, play, collage, resistance, creative and useful definitions of major poetic terms, practical counsel about how to read and write poetry and so much more. All this makes it not only an idiosyncratic and welcome guide to reading and writing poetry, but also a kind of poem itself. Reading Two-Way Mirror, I feel continually surprised, excited, alive. This book makes me want to make poems, and readers, beware: if you are not already a poet, this book could very well turn you into one." —
 Matthew Zapruder

"David Meltzer had set out, when he was very young, to write a long poem called The History of Everything, an ambition that his later poetry brought ever closer to fulfillment. Here, in Two-Way Mirror, he shows us the underpinnings for such an enterprise: a brilliant & wise work as rich in insights & discoveries today as when it was first published in 1977. I know of no better amalgam of poetry & poetics & no better introduction to the ways in which poetry can emerge for us & lead us beyond ourselves & toward our own fulfillments. Meltzer's grace of mind & the life of poetry that surrounds it make the case complete."— Jerome Rothenberg, poet, translator and anthologist