James Broughton

Born in November 10th, 1913

From Modesto, California

James Broughton Biography

James Broughton was an American poet and poetic filmmaker. He was part of the San Francisco Renaissance, a precursor to the Beat poets. He was an early bard of the Radical Faeries as well as a member of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, serving the community as Sister Sermonetta. His work is quintessentially Californian – exploring and engaging the polar frontiers of wildness and civility, male and female, body and spirit—with the crash of Pacific Ocean waves echoing throughout.

"Ultimately I have learned more about poetry / from music and magic than from literature," he wrote.

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James Broughton Filmography