Anne Bacon Soulé
Bay Area native and longtime MPC member, died peacefully, Jan 20, 2017, in Greenbrae. She was the daughter of Henry Soulé, professor of Greek at UCSF, and Edith Benjamin, classical pianist. Anne was born 1927 in San Francisco, where as a child she watched the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge from her classroom window.
Anne later attended Branson in Marin and UC Berkeley, where her studies included literature, music, botany, languages, and theatre. Drawing on her parents' classical orientations and her contemporary sharp wit, Anne became known for her unique blend of esoteric and ribald musical satire, entertaining audiences at Bay Area nightclubs, including the legendary Hungry I.
A lifelong lover of poetry, Anne wrote her first verse when she was eight years old. She produced two books, and continued composing and reading aloud until her death. She was beloved by friends young and old for her inimitable charm and quirkiness.
Here are links to videos of Anne reading her poems:
Anne Bacon Soulé reading Century Plant
Anne Bacon Soulé reading Theft