Left Coast Writers Poetry: Morris Taylor

Left Coast Writers Poetry: Morris Taylor, Artist and Author of Nine Lives of Morris: Great Tales from One Cool Cat

Morris Taylor
Morris Taylor

Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli 734 La Playa St, San Francisco, CA 94121 Sunday, August 7th from 5pm-7:15pm Join a featured LCW poet at the First Sunday of the Month Happy Hour Poetry series at Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli. Our featured poet’s reading is followed by an open mic for other poets to share original work, or even just to read favorite poems aloud. Happy Hour starts at 5pm, and after our featured poets read for 15 minutes each, then open mic (three minutes per poet) goes until 7:15 pm. Celebrate creativity and poets while supporting a local, community-oriented, and family owned business! Enjoy $1 off your sandwich with the purchase of a glass of wine or bubbly! Up in August is Morris Taylor.

Morris Taylor is a contemporary version of the Renaissance man. Throughout his fourscore and more years he has displayed a keen interest and considerable skill in thearts, religion, family and leather life style. As a musician, he has traveled the world giving classical piano concerts, master classes and lectures. His writing achievements range from scholarly papers in musicology to incisive poetry relating gentle nature to gritty life. In retirement years, Taylor has become a watercolor artist. His twenty-five one-person shows range from San Francisco’s Grace Episcopal Cathedral to the Center for Sex and Culture. On May 21, 2015, he exhibited his erotic watercolors at Chicago’s Leather Archives and Museum. For four decades Doctor Taylor was on the faculty of Christian universities. He retired as Professor Emeritus of Music. In the capacity of his missionary credential, he has taught Bible classes for youth and adults and raised up a Seventh-day Adventist church in Appalachia. With his wife Elaine he toured as a duo-piano team. When their four kids were young, they fit into the back of the station wagon when their parents were on tour. When the children grew to be teens, Lucille, Leonard, Lowell and Lyndon became the prominent Taylor String Quartet winning national prizes and touring under management.

In his sixties Morris has acted upon his inherent homosexuality. He came out simultaneously as a kinky person into sado-masochism into the leather life style. Probably he is the oldest title holder in that community, International Master 2013. A documentary film is being made of Taylor’s life.
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About Kawika’s Deli: David Nottage and his wife Joanne Pappas Nottage bought this San Francisco business a year and a half ago and transformed a take-out deli into a friendly community hub where friends and neighbors can enjoy great food with affordable, quality wine/beer and connect around music, poetry, sports, comedy, and issues integral to local concerns. Kawika’s has free wi-fi and delicious deli delights. Signature menu items include: fresh baked sourdough rolls, homemade Gluten Free bread, in-house, fresh roasted, rotisserie Angus roast beef, turkey and leg of lamb, fresh baked Salmon, Greek lamb gyros with authentic tzatziki sauce, Greek Salad, homemade hummus, 100% Kona coffee, Greek coffee and a selection of chips, juices, and desserts, including baklava! Kawika’s is just a block from beautiful Ocean Beach at 734 La Playa Street @ Balboa in San Francisco. There is street parking and a large, free lot 1 block away on the Great Highway @ Balboa Street. Read more about their events and the restaurant itself at http://www.oceanbeachdeli.com/