Beginning in 1966, Intersection’s poetry series was the longest continual reading series in the state of California, outside of academic institutions. The longevity of the series attracted a number of high-profile writers, but it remained dedicated to regularly showcasing the work of emerging and local writers in the San Francisco Bay Area. The series featured poets like Gregory Corso, William S. Burroughs, Gary Snyder, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Ishmael Reed and Margaret Atwood.