WOA Meet, Greet and Open Mic-July 22nd, 2017- Featuring Guest Frank Andrick

Come and join WOA and other open mic’ers at the next Open Mic. Bring poetry, prose, stories, and just about any other form of spoken word, (we’ve even had magic tricks on the air), if you can imagine that. And yes, bring your imaginations.

Open Mics are at Sacramento Poetry Center, 1719 25th St, 10am-1pm. Yes, that’s a Saturday morning. If you’re a real, hard mouth you’ll just stay up all night and arrive just like you are, recite right off the top of your head, or like the rest of us, bring your paper, phone, or scroll but we like it either way. See you there.


  1. That Guy! What an FU#$%&@G Idiot!~ Anon
  2. “The Renaissance man Of Sacramento Poetry” ~ Geoffrey Neill Poet & Publisher ‘little m press’
  3. A remarkable creative voice with a remarkable story to tell, Frank Andrick has been a record promoter, a deejay, a poet, a hepatitis patient and a self-described name-dropping whore~Cosmo Garvin SN&R
  4. Then there’s frank andrick who holds the flame of Charles Baudelaire high overhead. He’s got a Surreal role to his language and a gentility anchored to the darker side of night”~ Neeli Cherkovski Poet, Painter, Biographer and Professor Emeritus
  5. “That’s a good, NO that’s a Great Poem” re. ‘AOL Lamantia Poem’~ Patti Smith Poet, Novelist, Musician
  6. “Francois, You are like a Sage. A true Poet, like Baudelaire, a Poet and a Philosopher” Prof. Gerard Bleriot The Sorbonne Paris 15th Century Literature
  7. “The Baudelairian scholar brought a diverse set of writers to Sacramento, like the feminist hell-raiser Michelle Tea and the porn star-turned-poet (and this month’s Penthouse Pet) Kayden Kross. He gives new meaning to productivity and insight into the esteemed title of Name-Dropping Whore.” ~Josh Fernandez Poet, Professor, Marathon Runner & Dad 
  8. They conspire to rush the stage, these savage warring poetry tribes! Who stops them cold, and puts them in single file parade form? frank andrick, that’s who. And the world of poetry has a hero there. Believe me, you wouldn’t want the criers, chest thumpers, slammers, and face huggers of the poetry scene running amuck across your Luna’s burrito. That’s the heroism.  Mikey says: ‘Nuff said.
  9. Frank andrick has lived in San Francisco, Paris, Montreal, Lockeford and Sacramento, where he has been an integral part of the poetry scene for many years. He’s deeply influenced by French poets such as Verlaine and Baudelaire, andrick’s poetry flirts with surrealism at times, but I think of him as a romantic as well as one who believes that art, and the sharing of it, can redeem humanity to some extent. ~ Bob Stanley Poet, Publisher, Sacramento Poet Laureate.
  10. Frank Andrick –fandrickfabpub@hotmail.com




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