A poetic metaphysical vision of life in the modern age.  Lifes ups and downs the nuances of separation and new age rants.  A member of Maxine Hong Kingston Writers Group called "Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace" also a member of Pen Oaklands Writers Group.  Mr. Howerton's poetics appears in two anthologies, Oakland Out Loud and Fightin' Words.  Short stories published Firing Blanks at Moving Targets editor Gary Gach.


Relating to the universe or cosmos, especially as distinct from the earth:

Present Tense

A tense expressing an action that is currently going on or habitually performed, or a state that currently or generally exists:


Intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest:


The philosophical study whose object is to determine the real nature of things—to determine the meaning, structure, and principles of whatever is insofar as it is. 


Mike Jay: Mescaline: A Global History

of the First Psychedic 

MIKE JAY is an author and cultural historian who has written widely on the history of drugs. His books include High Society: mind-altering drugs in history and culture and his latest, Mescaline: a global history of the first psychedelic. He is based in London, UK. More at

Friday, October 4, 2019, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Moe's Bookstore, 2476 Telegraph Avenue

Berkeley, CA  94704

(510) 849-2087 or

Mill Valley Film Festival at BAMPFA

BAMPFA is pleased to partner with the Mill Valley Film Festival to present selected screenings from MVFF42 in the Barbro Osher Theater. 

October 5, 2019 thru October 12, 2019

UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2120 Oxford Street #2250,  Berkeley, CA 94720

For information call (510) 642-0808.

Poetry and the Senses Program

Join the Arts Research Center for the launch party celebrating our new “Poetry and the Senses” program, sponsored by the Engaging the Senses Foundation! This event will include local poets Indira Allegra, Chiyuma Elliott, and Robert Hass, who will offer readings and comments followed by a conversation. How does poetry offer a model for engaging the world, and how can we think of it as a political or ethical resource?     

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Readings:  5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Reception:  7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Morrison Library, UC Berkeley

Event Contact:  CA,



October 12, 2019 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Socialism has killed millions, but it’s now the ideology du jour on American college campuses and among many leftists. Reintroduced by leaders such as Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the ideology manifests itself in starry-eyed calls for free-spending policies like Medicare-for-all and student loan forgiveness.  For information email:

Lyrics and Dirges

In this special edition, Lyrics and Dirges presents Michelle Ruiz Keil All of Us with Wings, in conversation with Ariel Gore, Hexing the Patriarchy.  Moderated by MK Chavez

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Pegasus Books Downtown
2349 Shattuck Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94704

(510) 649-1320

Susan Sternberg in Conversation with

Lucy Corbin

Susan Steinberg discusses Machine, a haunting story of guilt and blame in the wake of a drowning. The first novel by the author of the acclaimed short stories collection, Spectacle.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Pegasus Books Downtown
2349 Shattuck Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94704

(510) 649-1320


Toast to Beat poet, painter and activist Lawrence Ferlinghetti's 100th birthday at this exhibition.

On display are examples of Ferlinghetti's visual work, as well as video and audio of him reading his poetry.  Event held at South Bank Centre, October 16, 2019 thru November 17, 2019, National Poetry Library, London.  Learn more about the event  below click the link.  For information call 020-3879-9555.


Annual Awards Dinner
Sunday, November 10, 2019, 5:00 P.M. 

681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291

 (310) 822-3006.

Russell Means testifies at Senate Hearing about the Lakota Sioux Reservation

Krishnamurti's Books

Freedom from the Known

The Life and Death of Krishnamurti

The First and Last Freedom

Scholarly Books

Flying Saucers Has Landed

In the Matter of Color

None Dare Call It Conspiracy

Pawns In The Game

Peoples History of the United States

Rules For Radicals

The Lost Continent of Mu


Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace

Important Personages To Know

Catherine Austin-Fitts

Nikki Giovanni

Maxine Hong Kingston

Graham Hancock

Chris Hedges

Michael Hudson

Oliver Stone

George Van Tassel