Flying at Cafe Babar CD
ISBN: 0-929730-CD-X | Copyright 2006
CD Recorded in March and June of 1988. Readings by Eli Coppola. Outstanding!
Eli Coppola was born on November 13, 1961 and was a poet of turn-you-around wit, intelligence, anger, tenderness; she was truly a poignant talent. She died of a heart attack on April 2, 2000 her death a total surprise. Eli Coppola entered Bay Area poetry through the readings at Cafe Babar, the spoken word scene in San Francisco from the mid-eighties to the early nineties, the only poet there who could hold the crowd spellbound with poems of frailty and intimacy. In the last ten years, she had been invited to read at over fifty venues, including street fairs, battered women’s shelters, academic conferences, workshops with the homeless and at-risk youth, and other readings in the Bay Area, New York, Las Vegas, North Carolina, and the United Kingdom.