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.
Haiku Revisited Volume 2 by Louis Cuneo