BAY AREA STEW - TABLE OF CONTENTS
What Did Saroyan Say?
by Elsa Fernandez
The poet reminds us of San Francisco’s true soul, its place on the “left side of the world,” and what called us here—in this homage to Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
Day Trippers, Napa, October 2020
by Kathryn Santana Goldman
The blue sky and warm air are perfect for young people escaping to Napa. But what do they leave behind after drinking their “double shot of something,” mask-less and careless?
Goodbye to All That - Hello to the Next
by Karen Rhodes
A woman describes her 2020 pandemic year in terms of getting acquainted with and learning “how cities work” by walking far and wide in San Francisco.
Gardener's Notebook (Santa Cruz Mountains)
by Carla Paison
This beautiful poem reminds us of the strength of redwoods as they live “tattooed” through fire, the strength of survival, and what we stand to lose.
Pt. Reyes Counterpoint
by MJ Moore
On a visit to Pt. Reyes, the poet describes contrasting scenes, as she moves from “crashing waves” to “tranquil” tides.