All That Glitters: North Beach Hipster Protest, 1957
All That Glitters is an homage to the dreamers and schemers that make the Bay Area unique. San Francisco artist Kaytea Petro uses a homemade hibiscus ink to illustrate historic photos, lovingly depicting a bygone era. More of her work can be seen at kayteapetro.com or on her Instagram.
North Beach Hipster Protest, 1957
By Cora Kirk and Cefe Vergara-Tucker
There once was a group quite hippie
Beatniks loved getting real trippy
Till North Beach residents formed a committee
And told police to kick them out in a jiffy.
Caused by the warm smokey haze
Oh, beatnick parties!
Sweet fragrance of pot
Causing smokey grey haze
A vibrant escape
About the poets: Cora Kirk and Cefe Vergara-Tucker are students at Ruth Asawa School of the Arts.