About Poet Philip Hackett, Poet/Producer, The Poet’s Gallery in North Beach

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I continue producing poetry, painting, Photography, music and the other arts at up to 20 venues around the North Beach area in San Francisco. You can learn about our monthly events by e-mailing me at hackettphilip5@yahoo.com. I continue writing my own poetry on a daily basis, as I have been doing since high school days in my native city of Boston, Massachusetts. I derive a lot of my ideas from being on the road for twenty-five years in the U.S., the Pacific Islands, Western and Eastern Europe, and Mexico. I have had 20 books published, some of which are available at City Lights Books or by writing me c/o P.O. Box 330168, S.F., CA 94133. Hoping you had a Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah and a Happy New Year!

67 responses to “About Poet Philip Hackett, Poet/Producer, The Poet’s Gallery in North Beach

  1. fisharcade

    Well, nice to see you cyberside. Good Luck!

    • rose

      I will be performing my crowd pleasing ,ever requested.
      “MY beautiful PUSSY”

      A wonderful journey through the drunken pill popping haze I call my life……through the eyes of “MY beautiful PUSSY”.

      Now with several new NB Guys in my new chapter.

      • rose

        I will be selling autographed copies of.
        “MY beautiful PUSSY”
        For just $10 a copy

        Or for another $25 you can get “MY actual PUSSY”

        Hope to see you all at

        PHILLIP HACKETT PRESENTS

      • phillip hackett

        DON’T FORGET ABOUT MY FEE

        I think we can work out an arrangement for my payment .

        GOOD LUCK WITH SALES SUGAR PIE

  2. Philip Hackett Presents
    At his “The Poet’s Gallery”
    The Poetry Festival
    At 1101 Mason @ Clay – 1 block up from the Cablecar Museum
    Saturday and Sunday
    June 16th and 17th, 2007
    From noon thru 4:00 p.m. each day
    Featuring Poetry, Painting and Music
    And refreshments
    Featuring artist MILO
    All invited
    Moms and dads and kids
    Come, you’ll enjoy it!

  3. A NEW BOOK BY POET PHILIP HACKETT ENTITLED: ELEVEN POEMS ABOUT THE 8Os IN THE HIGH AND LOW DESERTS OF CALIFORNIA. THE BOOK CONSISTS OF POEMS MR. HACKETT WROTE WHILE LIVING IN THE DESERT FOR NEARLY FIVE YEARS ON HIS ACRE WITH HIS DOGS, CATS, GEESE, GOATS AND BUILDING UP HIS PROPERTY GROWING BAMBOO AND BUILDING AN AVIARY. REVIEWS OF THE BOOK HAVE BEEN GREAT. ORDER YOUR AUTOGRAPHED COPY BY WRITING TO HIM VIA HIS EMAIL ADDRESS hackett5@yahoo.com. OR HIS POB 330168, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94133.

    • Philip Chetwynd

      Like reading your book of poetry OFF -ROADS SCHOLAR. Please put me on your mailing list.
      I would like to become a member of your THE POET’S GALLERY. I’ll be sending a large donation tomorrow to help support the funding of your exciting events in and around The City. Loved the poems you read in Lynn, Massachusetts. You’re an inspiration to the poets, painters and musicians.
      Thank you for all you do Mr. Hackett!
      Sincerely yours, Philip Chetwynd, Fine Artist, PhD

    • phillip hackett

      TOOK FIVE YEARS TO WRITE ELEVEN POEMS

      THATS WHY I FIND IT EASIER TO TAKE AS MUCH CREDIT FOR “NORTHBEACH” POETS
      AS POSSIBLE.

      I CAN’T SEEM TO PUBLISH ANYTHING OF REAL POETIC VALUE.

      DAMN I WISH I COULD HAVE BLOWN KEROUK TO GET SO NORTHBEACH CREDIBILITY

  4. Please hand me a copy next time I see you at the Cafe Trieste. Thank you! Riki

    • Riki Chen

      Received several of your books, most of which are no longer in print. They were a bit costly, but well worth the expense. I especially enjoyed reading your collection of haikus and tankas (in English and Japanese) and your chinese collection in English and Mandarin. Understand you hold a PhD in Engl. Lit. and that the Mayor of San Francisco set aside every July 25th as PHILIP HACKETT DAY.
      Good luck with all your future endeavors as a poet and producer.

      • phillip hackett

        RE MY PHD

        Just wanted to clarify with you Ricky

        PHD IN THIS CASE STANDS FOR

        Pathetic- Hopeless- Delusional

  5. Philip, please be sure to save a copy for me. I know you publish a lot of books in limited signed copies. I’ll be sending you a generous donation and will appreciate receiving my copy asap. Sincerely, Sima

    • Riki Chen

      Received a number of copies of your wonderful books of poetry. Especially liked the one entitled SABRA. Thank you Mr. Hackett. Thank you!

  6. Interested poets:

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    Jack Hirschman

    Sharon Doubiago

    Neeli Cherkovski

  7. Ruby, go to the Address Book and send out an invite to the other 150 plus poets listed.

    • city ight books

      Here Is an idea Phillip,
      Get a bunch of middle ages alchoholic women that can read there drunken prose….
      Oh wait, that describes EVERY Phillip hackett event..
      What liquor store do you recruit from anyway?

  8. Another great program of poetry, painting and music at Caffe Greco last night!

  9. yeswings

    I’m stuck in paradise and have no desire unfulfilled.
    Thanks anyway

  10. Always looking for new talent (poets, painters, photographers, musicians and other artisans), as well as sponsors. Please contact me via my e-mail address: hackettphilip5@yahoo.com
    and/or write to me at my mailing address: P.O. Box 330168, S.F., CA 94133. Send me a CD, black and white 8×10 glossy and an auto-bio, one page, doubled space and an SASE if you want all returned to you. I have contacts in Hollywood, Malibu and Nashville….

  11. typo… sorry!

    “double-spaced.”

  12. Puk

    Hi Phillip !

    Dont know if you remember me ? šŸ™‚ I visited your gallery when i was 16, (im 20 know) when i was on vacation in SF

    I still got some poetry you gave me.

    Hope you are doing GREAT, and never stop making poetry šŸ™‚

    – Puk (from Denmark)

  13. jillian trent

    Hi, it is nice to see your page! I also really enjoyed your show at Tony Serra’s Pier 5 Law Office on Nov. 14, 2008. It was a great turn out!

    • phillip hackett

      Great to see you there.I like to keep close to lawyers since I Stael most of my ideas from others.the law office gives me street cred.so I don’t seem so desperately pathetic

  14. Hey, if you’ve been missing our events, e-mail me at hackettphilip5@yahoo.com and I’ll send you The Poet’s Gallery monthly calendar. Also, you may wish to support our concept of “Pens & Plumes” by writing Mayor Newsom at City Hall, SF 94102. “Palettes & Brushes” and “Guitars & Strings” to follow. All will be brass with the names of the poets, painter and musicians and placed in the concrete along Columbus Avenue in North Beach, our beloved artists colony of The City.

    • phillip hackett

      MY NAME WILL BE THE FIRST TO BE PUT IN OF COURSE..
      MY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE WORLD OF POETRY DESERVE TO BE WRITTEN IN STONE…..PLEASE HELP ITS MY ONLY CHANCE AT BEING CONFUSED WITH REAL POETS LIKE HERSHMAN ..
      PLEASE ITS MY ONLY GOAL .I NEED TO FEEL RELEVANT FOR ONCE

  15. The Poet’s Gallery 2009 Annual Poetry Festival
    Thursday & Friday, May 21st and 22nd, 12-noon thru 4:00 p.m.
    at Bocce Cafe’
    (The Old Spaghetti Factory)
    478 Green Street @ Grant Avenue
    “Hang With Us!”
    E-mail me for details asap
    Deadline for participation: April 10, 2009
    Poetry, painting, photography, arts & crafts & music

  16. gianni bocchetti

    What a good looking wife you have, said the “wolf.”

  17. gianni bocchetti

    Ill weaved ambition how art thou shrunk when once your body did contain a spirit that a whole country could not fit, now north beach is your soul’s border…

  18. Hi. Very interesting Post. Not really what i have searched over Google, but thanks for the information. Can you email me back, please. Thank you.

  19. Terry Adams

    Phillip – I am still dawdling over Off-Roads Scholar. I love the bare honesty and exact renderings. I love that the amish guys fall into foot fetishes!!! (from Wooster, Ohio – near where I grew up)
    Terry

  20. Tim Doyle

    What is your phone #?

    • phillip hackett

      My number can be found in the men’s room at Trieste and is featured under bj in over 25 northbeach mensroom/ venues

  21. Hey Phil,

    I think we met at Cafe Greco, last year, I’m the Aussie poet/ Did you know Jack Hircshman, maybe I spelt it wrong, and also do you know A.D.Winans, if so give him my regards, we have written a little to each other these past months. I enjoyed reading at Cafe Greco, will have a book out later this year back in OZ called ‘Shores Of American Memory…..cheers Ken

    • phillip hackett

      Know them, hell I discovered them. They would be nothing without me to “present” them.
      I also discovered city light books.and gave the beat movement its rythem. As well as other delusions of grandeur.
      I’m a very important man in some circles

  22. Philip – please send me a signed copy with invoice (Miss you and Terry somedays too often) … Jeff
    jstarkbooks@msn.com

  23. philip hackett

    In 2010 was crowned the King of Poetry at Harvard Square to the pleasure of thousands. Ferllinghetti himself introduced the King at the Caffe Trieste to the applause of those drinking their favorite cup of coffee. Bravo! Pay Neil $100 min. Service Charge (Rubbles NOT accepted.

    • tired of hackett

      Isn’t it pathetic that this old man will never be known as anything other than the scam artist who uses local poets..hackett will suck you dry like a psychic vampire.he will never be relevant to the north beach scene.only steel its thunder.

    • cafe trieste

      REGARDING :KING OF POETRY!

      ELVIS CHRIST IS THE ONLY TRUE KING OF POETRY.HE LIVES AND BREATHES HIS WORDS ON THE STREET.

      PLEASE STOP CLAIMING TO BE LIKE THE CHRIST.

      CAFFE TRIESTE THINKS YOU ARE WRONG.DONT CLAIM US AS YOUR CRUMBLING KINGDOM

  24. john bocchetti

    Mean Irish from Southie take your ambition and liar’s poetry act back to Beantown! Nobody in the beach needs your promo piss ant act!!

    • tired of hackett

      I love how you describe this pathetic excuse for a poet.He seems more interested in getting his name out than anything.thanks for your accurate description

  25. rudy waltz

    PHILLIP LET ME READ MY AMAZING POETRY EVEN WHEN PEOPLE KNEW I SUCKED AT IT.HE GAVE ME THE INSPIRATION TO SHARE MY BORING POEMS WITH EVERYONE EVEN IF THEY SUCK. THANKS FOR GIVING SHITTY POETRY A HOME…

    :

    • phillip hackett

      Don’t feel special,most of my poets suck…it makes me feel better about my own work surrounding myself with the worst northbeach has to offer………..damn I look good when you grade on a curve

  26. phillip hackett

    PHILLIP HACKETT PRESENTS
    A NIGHT AT THE NORTHBEACH GLORYHOLE

    BRING YOUR DOLLARS AND TELL THEM PHILLIP HACKETTS NAME FOR THE RESERVED HOLES.

    FEATURED POETRY BY ANONYMOUS NORTH BEACH DICKS. ALL HAVE

  27. phillip hackett

    FREE COPIES OF MY BOOKS

    Please let me know if you want copies of my books.
    I have tried to sell them at the gloryhole event but no one wants them.

    • STREET SHEETS PUBLICATIONS

      You should consider selling Street sheets on the corner you can make a dollar PER COPY.

      You get to keep the whole dollar and don’t have to worry about this 30 percent thing that you have going.

      Imagine that. the whole dollar Philip

      You can even read the sheets do people and tell them that it is your poetry

    • PHILLIP HACKETT PRESENTS@GLORYHOLES

      UPDATE

      I WILL BE STICKING COPIES OF MY POEMS TO THE STICKY WALLS for YOUR ENJOYEMENT.

  28. TAP DANCER MARK

    Philip Hackett gave me my big start here in North Beach.
    When he found me I was just a drunk tap dancer in the wharf. Dancing for beer money

    Philip saw my talent and took 30 percent of my beer.
    Now I drink 30 percent less and can actually afford some cardboard to sleep on.
    I am finally allowed to dance in the coffee shops as long as Philip is there and I can even bum change of of his guess Thank you fill a package you made this a better world

    • Phillip Hackett

      WHEN I DISCOVERED TAPDANCE

      I just knew I had to sign him to my”Phillip hackett presents” exclusive 30 percent contract

      Thanks to the 30 percent of taps beer this I now get I can pay my drunk ass assistant

      She is a total lush and will do anything for alcohol

      If I can just keep tap dance dancing they will both be happy

      • IRS REVIEW

        WE WILL BE AUDITING YOUR REECORDS TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ACCURATE RECORDS .
        WE SHOW THAT YOU MAY OWE ON BACK TAXES FROM YOUR SUCCESSFUL GLORY HOLE PROJECT

  29. CAFFE GRECCO

    WE REALLY WISH THAT YOUR GROUP OF NORTH BEACH LOSERS WOULD TIP MORE.
    OR AT LEAST ORDER MORE THAN THE TOKEN CUP OF COFFEE

    ELVIS CHRIST TIPS
    HERCHMAN TIPS

    BUT NOT HACKETT
    PRESENTS.

    IM SURPRISED YOU DONT WANT 30% OF RHE TIP JAR

    • phillip hackett

      You are lucky I don’t charge you to put on my world class show at your stupid establishment.
      I get way more respect at the glory holes.

      And I take my 30 percent right off the top

      Show some respect you are talking to the king of poetry.
      I discovered the Beat movement for god sakes. I gave Lawrence Ferland get the a place to read his poetry

  30. phillip hackett

    INTERN’S WANTED
    I have been trying to start a nonprofit for the last 20 years.

    Even though it is just a few simple forms I can’t seem to do it on my own
    I need somebody that can help me fake my resume
    I need somebody that can do the simple things that I can’t seem to manage. like fill out the 3 page form to start a nonprofit.

    I HAVE A PHD AND CANT DO SHIT

    HELP ME HOLD ON TO MY CRUMBLING DREAM.

    • FAKIR

      WHY DON’T YOU HIRE YOUR FAKE LAWYER SON, DYLAN, TO DO YOUR PAPERWORK FOR YOU? BOALT HALL, MY ASS. THE KID COULD BARELY GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL, AND NOW YOU’RE PASSING HIM OFF AS A LAWYER! I GUESS THAT GOES WELL WITH YOUR FAKE PhD FROM HARVARD…..

  31. JIZZ MOPPER-@GLORYHOLES

    I FOUND A FEW OF YOUR POEMS STUCK TO THE WALLS WHILE I WAS MOPPING THE BOOTHS.

    CAN YOU PLEADE LEAVE THEM ON THE FLOOR AFTER YOU WIPE UP.

    THR STICKY WALLS ARE HARDER TO MOP UP

  32. PHILLIP HACKETT PRESENTS@GLOEYHOLES

    Mmmmmmmmm. YES FOLKS YOU HEARD RIGHT MY POETRY CAN BE FOUND.HUNG ON THE WALLS AT THE GLORYHOLES.

    ASK THE JIZZMOPPER IF YOU NEED MORE COPIES TO WIPE YOUR LOAD CLEAN.

  33. Demarrius Price

    Hello sir,

    My name is Demarrius Price, and I am an aspiring writer. I have a talent and love for writing poetry. My reason for writing you is because you seem well seasoned in the publishing industry. I almost got swindled by two (I think they are vanity publishing companies) publishing companies.
    I would just like it if you could assist me, from author to new aspiring author, in following my dream. A dream of sharing my poetry with the world, and being rewarded through my fan’s devotion and sky rocketing sales.
    My issue is I don’t know if I want to go ebooks, or hard book, self published, or through a publishing company. Because of school and associated loans, my money isnt where it needs to be, but I’m willing to invest the little that I have into my future. I just want your assistance in helping me to decide the safest route for trying to get my voice to be heard.

    Dpdino99@yahoo.com
    850-590-2056

    Thank you got your time

  34. Alot of this, I did not have time for…

  35. Terry Adams

    It is the responsibility of the true Bohemian to make a spectacle of himself!
    – to quote Joe Gould.

  36. hi p how are u? you gave me a poetry show in north beach with laura..plz contact me

  37. Henry Kemp

    Phillip you and your Family are a God send to this planet Earth!

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