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FALL 2014 Poetry Center Events


SEPTEMBER
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Thursday SEPT 4 Celebrated AfroCuban poet Nancy Morejón
12:30 pm @ The Poetry Center HUM 512, SFSU, free
Co-sponsored by The Poetry Center, and the Departments of
Creative Writing and Women and Gender Studies


Thursday SEPT 4 Words and Music, in memoriam Fred Ho
Royal Hartigan and Ben Barson
with special guest Hafez Modirzadeh

4:30 pm @ The Poetry Center HUM 512, SFSU, free



Sunday SEPT 7
STRUGGLE FOR A NEW WORLD!
Fred Ho Memorial Tribute

An all-star salute to the late musician and cultural worker
2:00-4:30pm @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 9th Street (at Franklin), Oakland, free

co-sponsored by The Poetry Center and the Design Center for Global Needs at SFSU, Freedom Archives, and Oakland Asian Cultural Center

 

Thursday SEPT 11 Andrew Joron and Julie Carr
4:30 pm @ The Poetry Center HUM 512, SFSU, free



Thursday SEPT 25 Prose at The Poetry Center
Lance Olsen and Lucy Corin

4:30 pm @ The Poetry Center HUM 512, SFSU, free

 

OCTOBER
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Thursday OCT 2 Poetry Center Book Award Reading
Stephen Ratcliffe
for Selected Days
4:30 pm @ The Poetry Center HUM 512, SFSU, free

 

Saturday OCT 11 Ed Roberson and Michael Palmer
7:00 pm @ Unitarian Center, 1187 Franklin St (at Geary),
San Francisco, $10*

(*$5 low income; free for SFSU students, Poetry Center members; Franklin St parking available at 7pm)

 

Wednesday OCT 15 "Here On The Edge": World War II Conscientious Objectors, Their Legacy of Art and Peace
Steve McQuiddy with special guest Vladimir Dupre
in conversation with Steve Dickison

7:00 pm @ City Lights Bookstore
261 Columbus (at Broadway), San Francisco, free

Co-sponsored by The Poetry Center, City Lights Bookstore,
and LitQuake


Thursday OCT 16 Dawn Lundy Martin and Anne Lesley Selcer
3:30 pm @ The Poetry Center HUM 512, SFSU, free

—AND—

Thursday OCT 16 Dawn Lundy Martin and Anne Lesley Selcer
reading and book party for from A Book of Poems on Beauty
7:00 pm @ The Green Arcade
1680 Market Street (at Gough), San Francisco, free

 

Thursday OCT 23 Cincinatti to San Francisco:
Catherine Wagner, Dana Ward, Tyrone Williams

7:00 pm @ Ruth's Table, 580 Capp Street (at 21st),
San Francisco, $10*

(*$5 low income; free for SFSU students, Poetry Center members; parking at Municipal Garage, 20th St btw Mission and Valencia)

 

NOVEMBER
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Thursday NOV 6 Kevin Killian and Andrew Durbin
4:30 pm @ The Poetry Center HUM 512, SFSU, free

 

Thursday NOV 13 Donna de la Perrière and Barbara Tomash
4:30 pm @ The Poetry Center HUM 512, SFSU, free

 

DECEMBER
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Thursday DEC 4 Amarnath Ravva and giovanni singleton
4:30 pm @ The Poetry Center HUM 512, SFSU, free

 

Saturday DEC 6 For Anne Boyer
7:00 pm @ Ruth's Table, 580 Capp Street (at 21st),
San Francisco, $10-$20 donation*

(*$5 low income; free for SFSU students, Poetry Center members; parking at Municipal Garage, 20th St btw Mission and Valencia)




Saturday DEC 13 George Oppen Memorial Lecture: Maria Damon
7:00 pm @ Ruth's Table, 580 Capp Street (at 21st),
San Francisco, $10*

(*$5 low income; free for SFSU students, Poetry Center members; parking at Municipal Garage, 20th St btw Mission and Valencia)

Supported by the Dorothy A. Fowler Trust

 



PCDA logo-smallPOETRY CENTER DIGITAL ARCHIVE will be launching circa 100 rare archival recordings from the 1960s during FALL 2014. Currently posted: 50 from the '50s.

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FROM THE DIRECTOR


Dear Friend,

I’m writing near the close of 2013, as the Poetry Center approaches its 60th anniversary, a landmark we’ll be commemorating all throughout 2014. This year we’ve witnessed a singular array of poets move before our eyes and ears.

Maybe you were with us for the amazing first words-and-music meeting of Yusef Komunyakaa with saxophonist Hafez Modirzadeh (they left talking about their next gig in New York City). George Stanley, who read for the Poetry Center as a student in Jack Spicer’s “Poetry as Magic” Workshop in 1957, returned with stunning new poems. We remembered Anselm Hollo, Leslie Scalapino, Edward Dorn, Jayne Cortez, and George Oppen, with presentations illuminated by their lives’ work. Back-to-back dates with poet-scholar Fred Moten and historian Robin D.G. Kelley delivered the goods in exceptional manner. And no less than six poets presented work from their new first books.

Also this year, we received an unexpected and generous gift from the estate of Dorothy (Dotty) Fowler, whose kindness will sustain the George Oppen Memorial Lecture series for years to come.

Will you join us in supporting the Poetry Center and its good work? Your generous donation is crucial to the Poetry Center continuing to do what we do. You gift, whether $50 or $500, matters. Donations from individuals cover costs that our grant-sourced funding can rule out. Your generosity allows us to build on this vital legacy of 60 years, as recorded documents of our performance series are migrated online to Poetry Center Digital Archive. Please DONATE ONLINE NOW, or mail your check, made out to "The Poetry Center/SFSU", to us at:

The Poetry Center/SFSU
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco CA 94132


THANK YOU for continuing to play the crucial role of helping to keep the Poetry Center vital. We anticipate a new year offering joy, beauty — and more of what poetry can bring us.


Warmly,


Steve Dickison, Director


The Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives
San Francisco State University

 

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PCDA logo-smallPOETRY CENTER DIGITAL ARCHIVE posted "50 from the '50s" at its April 2011 debut, with better than fifty original Poetry Center recordings from our American Poetry Archives. In preparation are 1960s recordings, plus feature selections, 1954 forward.

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The Poetry Center since 1954 has hosted what is likely the longest continuously running poetry reading series in the United States, presenting dozens of public programs throughout the year, both on the SFSU campus and at various public venues in San Francisco and vicinity.

Our American Poetry Archives houses over 4,000 hours of original audio and video recordings dating from 1954 to the present.

POETRY CENTER DIGITAL ARCHIVE
provides free public access to significant portions of the collection via the World Wide Web.

The Poetry Center is located on the San Francisco State University campus, in Humanities 511 (Offices) , HUM 512 (Reading Room),
and HUM 507 (Archives).

Programs supported by San Francisco State University College of Arts & Humanities, SFSU Instructionally Related Student Activities Fund, Grants for the Arts/Hotel Tax Fund (City of San Francisco), the Creative Work Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, the Fund for Poetry, and Friends of the Poetry Center.

YOUR DONATION

supports our programs.

Alternately, checks can be mailed to:

The Poetry Center
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco CA 94132

THANK YOU!


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