Mother's Hen
Poetry & the Arts

Poets Past

Dorothy Jesse Beagle

Poet Dorothy Jesse Beagle
Joan Gatten
Poet Joan Gatten
Adelle Foley
Poet Adelle Foley
Poet Edwin Massey
Poet Edwin Massey Jr.
Mary Rudge
Poet Mary Rudge
Poet Dixi Cohen
Poet Dixi Cohen
Maggie Meyer
Poet Maggie Meyer
H.D. Moe
Poet H.D. Moe
Poet Walter Liggett
Poet Walter Liggett
Poet Walter Liggett
Poet Teddy Weiler


Louis CuneoLouis Cuneo poet, author of Haiku Revisited Volume 2 and coordinator of Mother's Hen will be the featured reader at San Francisco's Sacred Grounds Café on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at 2095 Hayes at Cole. 415-387-3859 7pm sign-up thence until 9:50pm. Host: Dan Brady


Haiku Revisited 2




Haiku Revisited Volume 2 by Louis Cuneo


Dorothy Jesse BeagleDorothy Jesse Beagle, beloved poet from Berkeley and the East Bay, friend and compatriot of the original Beats, musician, playwrite, raconteurs & local legend passed away October 18, 2016.

Rest in Peace, our love


Joan GattenJoan Gatten, beloved poet from Point Richmon and the East Bay, musician, organizer and coordinator of well-krnown poetry and writers' series in Berkeley, and the sweetest supporter of her friends and fellow poets passed away in the Fall of 2016.

Rest in Peace, our love



Mother's Hen
is an organization dedicated to helping Bay Area poets, artists, photographers and organizations present their work to the community in which they live.

Started in 1971 by poet/photographer Louis Cuneo, and joined by artist/activist Marcia Poole in 1993, it has expanded its operation to include: the publication of books of poetry by the Muchos Somos Series & Mother’s Hen Publications; created, published and produces online the Open Mic Directory for the San Francisco Bay Area; founded and coordinated the Touch of A Poet Series; founded and coordinated the first 10 Berkeley Poetry Festivals; produced musical CDs; created and operated Lean Frog Graphics - for Print and Web; created and operates cuneopoole.com, a site for digital photography and prints by Marcia Poole and Louis Cuneo; and and has curated exhibitions for local photographers & visual artists in Berkeley & the East Bay.

Mother's Hen is community based and is non-hierarchical. The goal is to give working artists a chance to perform and contribute their voices to the community.