Berkeley poet John Rowe made it to the historical Niles district of Fremont recently to perform at an open mic at Essaney Cafe treating the crowd to his wonderful philosophical ruminations and wordplay. John Rowe's chapbook, At My Wit's Beginning, is a delightful and thought provoking collection that will make even the most cool and reserved among us laugh out loud at least once! If you appreciate the brevity and surrealism of Richard Brautigan and the dry wit of comedian Stephen Wright then this is for you. And, at $3 plus postage and handling, it is an unbelievable bargain. Stock up now. A wonderful little gift and a great party favor. And who knows, maybe you can even entice the poet to come read at your next gathering.