Performances | Oxymoron: The Punk Poetry Show"Punk Literature? Is that an Oxymoron? You decide at this Benefit for a shelter for battered and homeless women (The Berkeley Women's Refuge) ...Oxymoron: The Punk Poetry Show. Featuring Richard Kadrey, Danielle Willis, Zeb, Julia Vinograd, Meri St Mary, John Shirley. David Aaron Clark, Chicken John and surprise guests! There's a lot more than spoken word, poetry/prose read by fringe writers and punk antitheorists... at 924 Gilman, Berkeley,CA..., on Sunday at 6PM June 28th. All money goes to help women threatened by pimps, drunks and the streets. Richard Kadrey GOMI BOY Industries 2440 16th St., #229 San Francisco, CA 94103"
from the FringeWare News Network forum, Fri, 26 Jun 1998
"Meanwhile, over in the East Bay, strippers and circus freaks will be joining forces for Oxymoron: The Punk Poetry Show, a spoken-word and performance benefit for the Berkeley Women's Refuge, which shelters battered and homeless women. Cirkis Redickuless curator Chicken John is slated to perform, along with Danielle Willis (the stripper-cum-writer who helped make Jack Davis' birthday party so memorable), folk-punk singer Meri St. Meri, poet Julia Vinograd, Covert Culture Handbook author Richard Kadrey, and others. Dr. Howl MC's the show, which begins at 6 p.m. Sunday at 924 Gilman (at Ninth Street), Berkeley. Admission is $5-7; call (510) 525-9926. (H.W.)"
from SFWeekly.com's Night + Day "Spit Happens" by Heather Wisner, 06/24/1998