A Helping Hand for Q. R. Hand

Q. R. Hand, a key poet here in San Francisco for many decades, needs a hand as he battles the ravages of cancer with scant economic resources.

Q. R. is living in Vallejo where he removed to when the Bay Area just became economically impossible for him. But he’s never left the local scene, often journeying down through the years to read his work at Bird & Beckett and other spots around the Bay, and we consider him a cornerstone of the area’s poetry culture.

His work with the a cappella poetry ensemble “wordWind Chorus” and as an individual artist is admired far and wide. He’s venerated by generations of poets, young and old.

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These are times when it's hard to feel like we make a difference. Your gift, however small, will make a huge difference to this deserving man.

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  • Collin Schuster 
    • $50 
    • 2 d
  • Kathy Sloane 
    • $50 
    • 2 d
  • Akinyele Sadiq 
    • $100 
    • 2 d
  • Christine No 
    • $50 
    • 4 d
  • Karla Brundage 
    • $50 
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Fundraising team: Friends of Bird & Beckett (3)

Debbie Degutis 
Raised $508 from 10 donations
San Francisco, CA
Quentin Hand 
Eric Whittington 
Team member
Raised $270 from 8 donations
This team raised $5,900 from 79 other donations.
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