Mother's Hen
Poetry & the Arts

Poets Past
Poet Edwin Massey
Poet Edwin Massey Jr.
Mary Rudge
Poet Mary Rudge
Poet Dixi Cohen
Poet Dixi Cohen
Maggie Meyer
Poet Maggie Meyer
H.D. Moe
Poet H.D. Moe
Poet Walter Liggett
Poet Walter Liggett



Mother's Hen is an organization dedicated to helping Bay Area poets, artists, photographers and organizations present their work to the community in which they live.

Started in 1971 by poet/photographer Louis Cuneo, it has expanded its operation to include: the publication of books of poetry by the Muchos Somos Series; the Open Mic Directory for the San Francisco Bay Area; the Touch of A Poet Series and the Berkeley Poetry Festival; production of musical CDs; Lean Frog Graphics, for print and web; cuneopoole.com, a site for digital photography and prints by Marcia Poole and Louis Cuneo; and exhibitions of local photographers & visual artists in Berkeley & the East Bay.

Mother's Hen is community based and is non-hierarchical. The goal is to give working artists a chance to perform and contribute their voices to the community.


Poster for Berkeley Poetry Festival and Art in the Atrium